THE COVID-19 drive-through testing centre at Mitchell will completely shut at this time (October 28).

The closure comes after a drop within the demand for covid exams throughout the ACT.

“There was a big decline within the demand for PCR testing over the previous month with numbers falling to a median of round 400 exams per day throughout the ACT,” Well being Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith stated.

“That is about 2,000 fewer exams per day in contrast with our peak in winter.

“This drop in demand permits us to consolidate and adapt our COVID-19 testing companies throughout different current websites.”

The Garran Surge Centre will proceed to conduct PCR exams and is working between 10am to 6pm each day.

On Canberra’s north facet, the Holt COVID-19 testing centre operated by Capital Pathology will proceed working each day from 8am to 4pm.

Free RATs are nonetheless obtainable for concession card holders at libraries throughout the ACT.

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Ian Meikle, editor