Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and ICBC are partnering to open a new COVID-19 test centre on Thursday in North Vancouver.
The new testing site is located indoors in the Capilano Claim Centre at 255 Lloyd Avenue.
The site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and can accommodate both walk-in and drive-through clients, ages four and up. An expected 450 to 600 tests will be administered at the site each day.
The existing collection centre located in the parking lot of Centennial Theatre, on Lonsdale Avenue, will remain open until 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 7.
COVID-19 testing is available for all who need it but not everyone requires a test
Testing is not recommended for people without symptoms, and VCH is encouraging people to use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if they need further assessment.
“Identifying new cases of COVID-19 in a timely manner is important to help prevent community spread of the virus, and this new assessment centre will contribute to those efforts. For all site locations and hours, please refer to the collection site locator on the BC Centre for Disease Control website,” VCH said.
VCH said it continues to monitor cases throughout the region.
“While there can be cases anywhere in B.C., if we follow the public health guidance and all continue working together, we will be better prepared,” the agency said.
For more information on COVID-19 and testing, please visit www.vch.ca/COVID-19.