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10th of July, 2020

DPV Health is called in to lead a COVID testing blitz in Mernda.

With only hours’ notice, DPV Health has mobilised it resources to coordinate and manage a 21 day COVID testing site in the leafy streets of Mernda. As COVID cases continue to climb, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in partnership with the City of Whittlesea, have called on DPV Health to lead the testing project.

The large, four car marquee, that has been installed in the carpark of Waterview Recreation Reserve in Mernda, will be the home to about 24 clinical and administration staff for the next 21 days. DPV Health will manage the large team of dedicated staff (including 6 Australian Defence Force nurses) and the logistics of ensuring they have enough equipment, resources and support, to swab thousands of community members in a safe and efficient operation. It is anticipated that the blitz will test over 10,000 people during the 21 day drive through event.

Starting Saturday 11 July, the site will be operational 7 days a week between 9.30am – 4.30pm.

All local residents and people living or working in the hotspots are welcome to get tested, with or without symptoms. We also offer testing for children under 5 years old.

 

Mernda Drive-through Testing Location Map

Below: DPV Health’s Covid Warriors setting up the site and ready to defend our community’s health and help stop the spread.

Mernda testing site in media

Channel 9 News – Saturday 11th July

Channel 7 News – Wednesday 15th July

For more information on getting tested and location of DPV Health COVID testing sites click here.