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COVID-19 testing in tourist centres

Nurses Bec Mills, Paige Mantio and Admin Officer Indi Thomas at the Gold Coast Aiport swabbing station

Gold Coast Health is setting up coronavirus swabbing stations in tourist spots to make it easier for  the community and visitors to the Gold Coast to be tested for COVID-19.
From today, testing will be available at the Gold Coast Airport, to coincide with incoming flights; and at the Albert Waterways Community Centre (across the road from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre).
From tomorrow <Thursday>, a mobile pop-up testing facility will be available in Surfers Paradise on the Esplanade near McDonalds.
Appointments are not required at any of the swabbing sites, and the COVID-19 test is free.
The swabbing-stations will only provide COVID-19 testing and people requiring further medical attention will be referred to their GP or the hospital if necessary.
If you have even just one of the COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you should be tested.  Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or fatigue.
Testing is also available at Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Health Precinct Building near Robina Hospital, Community Respiratory Clinics in Burleigh Waters, Upper Coomera, Hope Island and Nerang as well as selected general practices.  Visit the Gold Coast Health website for more information
Where can you get tested for COVID-19 on the Gold Coast:
Tourist centre Swabbing Stations (Free, no appointments required):
• Gold Coast Airport (daily, for all incoming flights)
• Albert Waterways Community Centre, opposite Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the corner of Sunshine and Hooker Blvds (daily, 9am-5pm)
• Surfers Paradise Esplanade, mobile swabbing van, parked beachside across from Cavill Ave McDonalds (daily, 9am-5pm)  <Note:  this mobile service commences on Thursday>
Health Precinct Fever Clinics (Free, no appointments required):
• Gold Coast University Hospital Fever Clinic near the main carpark, 1 Hospital Dr, Southport (daily, 9am-9pm)
• Robina Health Precinct Fever Clinic Building (across from Robina Hospital), 2 Campus Cres, Robina (daily, 9am-9pm)

Last updated 15 Jul 2020