(Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)

Victoria residents will have another location to pick-up a free COVID-19 rapid-antigen test kit starting today — though an appointment with Island Health will be required.

In a media release, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) announced that the Breakwater District at Ogden Point will be used by Island Health as a pickup location.

The pickup location will be located at the north end of the property near Helijet and there will be signage and health authority staff to provide directions.

“I am excited that our space will help to ensure the COVID-19 tests get into the hands of residents,” said Ian Robertson, CEO, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

“As I have stated over the past two years, the health and safety of Victorians is our top priority. When we faced the reality of a second full cruise season being cancelled, I informed our colleagues at Island Health that The Breakwater District would be available as a potential site for their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Appointments are required to pickup a COVID-19 test, which may be booked by contacting Island Health’s call centre at 1-844-901-8442.

Take-home rapid tests will be available for pickup at the Breakwater District at Ogden Point between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

The GVHA said they will not be involved with appointment bookings.

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