Published Jun 26 2020
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Fawkner’s coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site opens tomorrow, Saturday 27 June, 2020 at midday.
The drive-through site will be located at CB Smith Reserve, Jukes Road, Fawkner. Anyone 12 years or older, with one or more symptoms is eligible for a free test.
Fawkner residents will be eligible for free testing, with or without symptoms. This is due to the high rates of recent community transmission in the area.
Anyone being tested, including children 12 years and over will need to bring:
- a Medicare card or,
- an identification card such as a driver’s license or student card
Department of Health and Human Services staff will also be door knocking throughout Fawkner from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 June to let residents know about the testing site and what to expect.
Testing will be available for approximately four weeks, Monday to Sunday between 10am to 4pm.
The Fawkner site is drive-through only. If you cannot access it, you will need to visit one of the many other testing locations.
Testing at Fawkner is done by the Royal Melbourne Hospital and supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, Moreland Council, and Merri Health.
What to do after your test
Anyone with symptoms should stay home until they receive their test results.
All those who test positive and close contacts of positive cases must isolate for 14 days.
Testing for children aged 0-12 years
Fawkner’s testing site cannot test children under 12 years.
Children aged five and over can be tested for coronavirus at a shopping centre drive-through testing location, or one of the other testing sites across Victoria.
Children under 5 years of age can be tested for coronavirus at hospital testing clinics.
Do you have questions?
Call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
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