New coronavirus testing centre opening in Surrey this month

Nov 3 2020, 12:23 pm

Officials with Fraser Health have announced a new coronavirus testing centre opening in North Surrey on November 12.

The new site will be located at 10025 King George Boulevard, near the Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. According to health officials, the site will offer increased access to testing and will process between 500 and 800 tests per day when operating at full capacity.

Walk-in testing will also be offered seven days a week from 11 am to 8 pm. Drive-through testing remains available at the Newton test collection centre located at 14577 – 66th Avenue. Fraser Health, the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice, and the City of Surrey are working in partnership to provide increased access to COVID-19 testing in Surrey by opening new test-collection centres.

With the impending opening, Fraser Health officials are reminding the public that anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones such as cough, fever and headache, should get tested for COVID-19 as quickly as possible.

“Identifying cases early helps to prevent the virus from spreading further into our communities,” officials said. Those who are unsure about whether they should get tested or not are advised to use the COVID-19 assessment tool.

An online booking tool can be used to secure appointment times when the new site opens.

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