COVID-19 rapid tests becoming harder to find

A green COVID-19 test kit package
COVID-19 test kits are becoming difficult to find across Nova Scotia. Photo by Ed Halverson.
Ed Halverson - QCCR/CJQC - LiverpoolNS | 03-08-2022
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It’s seems rapid COVID-19 tests are becoming more difficult to find across the province.

Nova Scotia Health say they are aware of increased demand for testing kits and are working to distribute more to their community partners.

The department has increased the number of kits they delivered in July by 34,000 above the almost 234,000 distributed in June.

Rapid tests can be found at most public libraries and family resource centres, MLA offices, Public Health Mobile Units, and for those using the services of Feed Nova Scotia and Access Nova Scotia.

Some regional libraries have been delayed in receiving their test kits, but Nova Scotia Health says they are available at all main branches. In Queens, the Thomas Raddall library still has stock as does MLA Kim Masland’s office.

Public Health no longer recommends testing for COVID-19 if no symptoms are present but says it’s still a good idea to have a couple of tests on hand in case symptoms develop.

Click here for a complete list of sites where test kits are available.

Follow this link to book a COVID-19 test at any one of the more than 30 locations across Nova Scotia.

Twitter: @edwardhalverson

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