Drive-through tests


Picture: Gary Sissons

WITH fingers crossed, motorists are lining up to be tested for coronavirus on the mezzanine level at Bayside Shopping Centre, Frankston.

Melbourne Pathology doctors and nurses conducted scores of drive-through tests as the state government ramps up specific testing for COVID-19.

Testing is available at the Beach Street building 9am-5pm daily.

Up to 100,000 Victorians will be tested over the next two weeks to better understand how the virus spreads in the community and help pave the way for the potential easing of restrictions.

Those tested will be contacted by phone call or SMS to notify them of their results within three days. Those testing positive, whether they are showing symptoms or not, will need to self-isolate.

DHHS staff will conduct contact tracing for those testing positive and give advice on the next steps.

Testing is also available at Peninsula Health, Frankston Hospital, 2 Hastings Road; at the Pathology Collection Centre, ACL, 127 Tanti Avenue, Mornington, 8.30am-5pm, (with a referral from a GP); and at the respiratory clinic, Rosebud Hospital, 1527 Pt Nepean Road, Capel Sound, 10am-6pm.

First published in the Mornington News – 5 May 2020


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