As we head into winter it’s important that anyone with cold or flu symptoms should stay at home and get a
COVID-19 test. You should continue to stay at home until you have received a negative test result.


Free testing is available at the Whakatāne Community COVID-19 Testing Centre.


Location: Portacom outside Med Central,

52B King Street

Entry is via James Street, behind Adamson’s pharmacy



Mondays 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesdays: 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturdays: 10am – 4pm


Testing continues to be a core part of our elimination strategy for COVID-19 and is in addition to the current
public health measures being practiced at the border such as physical distancing, basic hygiene measures, and
appropriate PPE use. The vaccination roll-out is another key measure New Zealand is using to reduce the spread
of infection