COVID-19 Testing Heat Alert

With extreme heat expected during the next two days, we are reminding people attending our walk-in COVID-19 testing clinics to keep cool by following sun smart practices and staying hydrated.

Remember to plan ahead and bring a water bottle, wear a hat, apply sunscreen and avoid peak testing times if possible. The afternoons are usually much quieter than in the mornings.

You may need to wait in line for some time before you are tested, so please be prepared and patient.  

We recommend people attend our drive through clinic at Frankston Hospital to avoid waiting outside in the heat and ensure air-conditioning in your car is working properly. Please keep your car windows closed while waiting to be tested to avoid transmission.  

Our COVID-19 testing clinics will be open from 8.30am-4.00pm on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. In order to keep people safe, testing will be temporarily suspended if the temperature reaches 35 degrees.

Please avoid being testing unless it is necessary.

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