Haast/Bruce Bay – COVID-19 Sentinel Testing

23 April 2020

West Coast DHB will be undertaking COVID-19 Sentinel testing in Haast and Bruce Bay this Friday 24 April. Anyone in those communities who wishes to be tested can turn up to the mobile CBAC – no referral necessary. Please do not travel from outside of these areas to be tested. Testing further North will follow.

Free flu vaccinations will also be available for anyone who has identified priority health needs (i.e. 65 years of age and over, with an identified chronic health condition, pregnant etc)

The service will be available as follows:

Haast Location St John Rooms Carpark 9am to 11am
Bruce Bay Location

For people in the Bruce Bay area only, South of Ohinetamatea River

Bruce Bay Community Hall Carpark 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Who can be tested

Anyone – with or without symptoms

What to expect

  • Stay in your car and follow directions
  • Staff will approach your car to gather details, provide information and take the swab


  • Any person who has COVID-19 symptoms should contact Healthline (0800 358 5453), or you could phone your own doctor or local clinic; or contact Poutini Waiora (Māori Health and Social Service) – 0800 333 170 – you do not need to wait until Friday
  • Testing will be available at the times stated subject to available tests – testing will cease when the service runs out of tests.

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Haast/Bruce Bay – COVID-19 Sentinel Testing