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COVID-19 Saliva testing

Are you a permitted worker, or employer of permitted workers travelling across alert level boundaries? Register for a COVID-19 saliva test here.

Alert Level 2 update

During Alert Level 2, the collection centres located at Forte Health and St Georges Hospital will remain closed. Please remember: If you have symptoms COVID-19 please stay home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your GP.If you awaiting a COVID-19 test result please also stay home (this excludes surveillance testing). To enter our collection […]

Screening questions – Alert Level 4

Anyone coming to our collection centres will be screened at the door before entering. Screening is in place to protect all patients and our staff. If you have any of the following, please do not come to the collection centre, stay home and call your GP for advice regarding getting a COVID test. FeverNew coughNew breathlessnessSort throatRunny […]

Alert Level 3 & 4 update

During Alert Levels 3 & 4 the collection centres located at Forte Health and St Georges Hospital will be closed. If your test is not urgent or you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, please stay at home.We require you to wear a mask and practice social distancing and good hand hygiene at all times […]

How MIQ saliva testing will work

From the NZ Herald: Regular saliva testing for staff at New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities could be underway in weeks, which aims to strengthen the country’s border against Covid-19. Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) was awarded a Ministry of Health contract in May to provide virus surveillance testing through saliva samples from staff […]

Collection centres closing early Wednesday 16 June!

All CSCL collection centres will be closed Wednesday, 16 June 2021 from 2.30pm due to unforeseen circumstances. However for urgent testing the following options are available: Northfield Collection Centre – 60 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch – open until 4.45pm.Barrington Collection Centre – 14 Athlestan Street, Christchurch – open until 4.15pm. All collection centres will be […]

New 2021 pricing

Please note that we will have a new price list effective from 1st July 2021. Access the new price list here.

Queen’s birthday Monday

All of our Collection Centres will be closed on Monday June 7 in observance of the public holiday for the Queen’s 95th birthday. They will however, be open normal hours on Saturday June5 and will reopen normal hours on Tuesday June 8.

COVID-19 saliva swabbing option

Weekly-tested border workers are being given the option of saliva swabbing to reduce the “discomfort” of regular nasal swabs.  COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Wednesday more than 1400 border workers can look forward to the change, which he said came after “extensive due diligence”.  Read the full article here>>

Hornby Collection Centre – temporary change to opening hours

The Hornby Collection Centre will be closing early, at 1pm on Thursday 17 June for essential maintenance. The centre will re-open as usual on Friday 18 June.