Two new COVID-19 testing sites to open in Winnipeg

Manitoba is opening two additional COVID-19 testing sites in Winnipeg.

The new sites, which were announced in the province’s COVID-19 bulletin on Wednesday, include a drive-through site at 1300 Redonda Street that is open Wednesday, and a site at 820 Taylor Avenue will open Thursday.

The Redonda Street location offers PCR tests only to those eligible for one, and people who are not eligible will be turned away. Those who are at higher risk of severe disease, as well as some groups who have tested positive on a rapid antigen test, are still eligible for PCR testing. Testing Eligibility Information It can be found here.

The Taylor Avenue location will offer express pick-up of antigen tests by appointment only, and appointments can be booked starting today. Information about booking an appointment can be found online.

The province said only people who are symptomatic or recommended by public health should visit a COVID-19 testing site and rapid antigen tests will continue to be used for most people who visit a testing site.

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