Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Procedures

Effective October 28, online booking for COVID-19 testing appointments is available for any Nova Scotian getting a test through primary assessment centres in the Central Zone or at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.

Central Zone includes Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants. Online booking is expected to be available in the Northern, Western and Eastern Zones by the second week of November.

People who complete the online self-assessment and require a test will automatically be directed to the online booking site to book an appointment. If more than one person in a household is exhibiting symptoms, each person will need to complete the online self-assessment to schedule their own appointment.

Tests can only be booked online after completing the online self-assessment and should be scheduled within 48 hours of completing the assessment.

811 will book tests on behalf of people who require one but are unable to access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms.

People living in a health zone that does not have online booking available will continue to receive a phone call within 24 to 48 hours of completing the online self-assessment to book a test until online booking is rolled out in their area.