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 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:

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.