The Public Health Department reminds the public that the South Sound Community Centre PCR testing clinic is only for persons who have reported a positive lateral flow test. The clinic hours have been extended to 1pm to 3pm daily.
PCR results from this clinic will now state “Not valid for travel”.
Individuals who require PCR testing for outbound travel or other optional screening must use a regular PCR testing clinic, such as that at 131 MacLendon Drive. These PCR tests are paid for by the individual.
“The South Sound Community Centre’s afternoon clinic is for persons who have reported their positive LFT result,” Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez stated. “Therefore, this clinic is not to be used for any other purpose than Public Health related testing.”
Once someone has tested positive on a lateral flow self-test, they are required to isolate immediately, report on www.exploregov.ky and attend the South Sound Community Centre at the next available clinic 1 – 3pm for their PCR test.
For travellers who test positive on a certified 2, 5 or 10 day LFT, the healthcare provider who conducted your test will report your positive result to Public Health. You do not need to report via government’s self-reporting form, however the confirmation PCR at South Sound Community Centre 1-3pm is still required.
Public Health encourages the wearing of masks when around others, frequent hand washing and sanitization, and the use of lateral flow testing for regular screening. These combined measures will help to slow the spread of COVID in our Community.
PCR testing is available at the HSA’s testing location 131 Centre MacLendon Drive (next to DHL, behind Foster’s Airport). Appointments are available online www.hsa.ky/appointment. Walk-in clinic Monday – Friday 7:30am – 12pm, Saturday 10am – 12pm & Sunday 10am – 2pm.
For more information about COVID-19 testing & vaccination clinics, visit https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/