Anybody coming into Halifax by air can have an opportunity to get examined for COVID-19 instantly on the airport upon arrival as of Tuesday morning. For months, the Halifax Worldwide Airport has been calling for testing to be delivered to the airport to raised observe the virus as travellers enter the province.
“We wish to be a part of the answer right here on the airport,” stated Halifax Worldwide Airport Authority spokesperson Tiffany Chase.
“We all know that the testing is a vital a part of Nova Scotia’s technique for a protected reopening of our province and so we really feel prefer it makes it actually handy to supply the testing right here proper on the airport.”
At present, travellers are solely allowed into Nova Scotia for important causes so all travellers should first show they’ve been authorised and accomplished the Protected Test In type. After accumulating their baggage, folks will then be guided to the testing registration web site.
The testing program won’t be obligatory, however the province does encourage all travellers to get examined twice throughout their first 14 days within the province — as soon as on their first or second day and once more on day 12, 13 or 14.
Any particular person who chooses to not take a take a look at shall be required to decide out on the registration web site. Travellers who select to get examined will then be supplied a self-swab take a look at and might proceed to one among eight stations to finish the take a look at.
“There shall be supervisors right here from 10 a.m. to eight p.m. with Nova Scotia Well being that can assist you when you need assistance,” stated Chase.
For passengers arriving exterior these hours, there shall be an choice to gather a take a look at and take it to wherever they’re staying to finish there after which return it to a main evaluation centre inside 48 hours.
The take a look at kits are for PCR checks however in contrast to checks carried out at main evaluation centres, they’re self-swab kits and don’t require the person to go deep into their nostril. As a substitute, people will swab the again of their throat after which solely two to a few centimetres inside every nostril.
Rotational employees coming house to Nova Scotia are required to do three checks all through their first 14 days within the province and the checks on the airport will rely as their first take a look at. For all different travellers, the testing program won’t substitute the self-isolation requirement so even travellers who take a look at detrimental shall be required to finish their 14 days of self-isolation.
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