More pop-up testing clinics will be set in Queensland

By Juliano Oliveira

Pop-up testing clinics will be installed in Queensland to increase the access of tourists and residents to COVID-19 examinations.

According to the State Government, no appointment is needed and the test is fast and free. Clinics are being established in locations including the Cairns Esplanade, Gold Coast Airport, Albert Waterways (Gold Coast) and Surfers Paradise Esplanade, with other regions ready to set up pop-up clinics if required.

“Pop-up swabbing clinics are being rolled out across Queensland as part of a testing blitz targeting transient groups like tourists and truck drivers to ensure anyone and everyone with symptoms are being tested,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said.

“We know that one of the most important things everyone can do to help in the fight against COVID-19 is to get tested immediately if they have any symptoms, no matter how mild, which include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, lack of taste or smell, and fatigue.

“COVID-19 tests are free for tourists and visitors as well as residents and available at several locations around the state, including some drive-through sites.”

Find here the nearest testing centre or call 13 HEALTH.