The Ministry of Health develops the case definitions for COVID-19 based on expert advice from the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group. The criteria are revised frequently. A full explanation of the case definition is found at www.health.govt.nz/covid19-case-definition.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been advised to get a test, you can be tested at the Rotorua Swabbing Clinic on Vaughan Road, Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and Saturday from 9am - 12pm. Testing is not available on Sunday.
You may also be able to get a test at your local General Practice. Please contact your GP to see if this is an option.
If you require advice please contact the national Healthline number on 0800 358 3563.
If you have a test at the Vaughan Road Community Testing Clinic, your test result will be back within 2-3 days and is usually sent to people via text message.
If it has been more than four days and you do not have your results please email us at either SwabRotorua@lakesdhb.govt.nz or SwabTaupo@lakesdhb.govt.nz with your name and date of birth and we will follow-up with you.