MOBILE coronavirus testing sites have opened at Westfield Knox and The Glen as part of a two-week blitz to test up to 100,000 people.
The state government is urging people with even the mildest symptoms to get tested as part of efforts to reduce transmission of the virus.
Drive-through testing sites at shopping centres across Melbourne opened this week and are manned by doctors, nurses and pathology staff.
Testing available from 9am-5pm, and signage at each centre points you to the right entrance and location.
“These new mobile testing sites are located at shopping centres around Melbourne to make it as easy as possible for people to get tested – and there will be more coming online across the state,” Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said.
Those wanting to get tested are asked to bring their Medicare card.
Anyone without a Medicare card needs to bring a form of identification, such as a driver’s licence or student ID.
Meanwhile, Monash Health has set up a number of COVID-19 Screening Clinics including close to Monash Hospital at 239 Clayton Road, Clayton.
This clinic also has the capability to test children.
It is open seven days a week from 8am to 4:30pm
Results of coronavirus tests typically take 24-72 hours.
Symptoms that should prompt testing include fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, loss of sense of smell, or a runny nose.
Even the most mild of symptoms could be a sign of coronavirus.
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