COVID-19 vaccinations and testing over Christmas

Now that summer’s here, it’s important to be prepared and understand how COVID- 19 might affect your holiday.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Get up to date with your vaccinations, including any boosters before you head off on holiday.

Access to COVID-19 vaccinations will still be available at some locations on public holidays.

Unichem Bealey Ave – Open every day, including public holidays.

212 Bealey Ave, Christchurch

Life Pharmacy the Palms – Open every day, excluding 25 December

The Palms Shopping Centre, Marshlands Road, Shirley, Christchurch

Whanau Ora Community clinic Te Waipounamu – Open every day, excluding 25 December

250 Pages Road, Wainoni, Christchurch

Check the opening hours of your nearest medical centre or pharmacy offering vaccinations

COVID-19 testing

Get ready now and make sure you have enough RATs to test everyone in your whānau over the holidays if you need to.

These can be ordered on https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz and picked up from a collection site.

Whether your test is positive or negative, you should report the results of your RAT. Find out how to report your test results here: https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-isolation/covid-19-testing/report-your-rat-with-my-covid-record/

Orchard Road COVID-19 Testing Centre and the Whānau Ora COVID-19 Testing Centre at Ngā Hau e Whā Marae on Pages Road are now closed. 

RAT tests are the preferred means of testing. You can get a PCR test from your local healthcare provider if you meet the guidelines set out in the Ministry of Health’s testing strategy.