Kambah, Nicholls and Holt Canberra screening clinics closed Thursday | Canberra weather


ACT Health said three testing clinics would be closed on Thursday, January 13 due to “unavoidable supply issues.” The Kambah Driving Clinic; and the Nicholls and Holt walk-in clinics will be closed. The Mitchell Driving Clinics and Garran Walk-In Clinics will remain open. Mitchell is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Garran testing clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Testing clinics may close earlier if they reach their maximum capacity. “Shortages are seen across the country as demand for COVID-19 tests remains high,” ACT Health said. They asked the Canberrans to only get tested if they needed it. This includes people with symptoms of COVID-19 or those who have been asked to be tested by ACT Health. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: This also includes anyone at high or moderate risk of exposure to the virus, such as family contacts or Canberrans who have spent a lot of time with someone who tested positive. Positive rapid antigen tests only need to be confirmed by a PCR test under certain circumstances, ACT Health said. This includes people over 65, Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders over 55, anyone 20 weeks or more pregnant; unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people over 16 years of age; and anyone identified by a healthcare professional as being significantly immunocompromised. The Canberra Times asked ACT Health to describe the supplies they are having trouble with. More soon. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this COVID-19 outbreak in the ACT is free to everyone. However, we depend on subscription revenues to support our journalism. If you can, subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also subscribe to our newsletters for regular updates. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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