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COVID-19 testing at Baypark

21 February 2022

Due to demand at our First Avenue drive-through COVID-19 testing centre, we are asking people to instead go to our Baypark COVID-19 testing centre.

COVID-19 Community Care and Partnership Lead Helen De Vere said Baypark, which is also a drive-through site, is open from 10 am to 3 pm, seven days a week. It is off Truman Lane in Mount Maunganui, at the back of the arena, by the Blokarts.

“The Bay of Plenty District Health Board continues to work with our community partners and other agencies to manage the demand at testing sites around the Bay of Plenty.

“It is also important to remind people that they do not need to get tested unless they are unwell with cold or flu symptoms, have been identified as a close contact of a case, or have been instructed to do so by health officials.”

Other testing sites around the Bay of Plenty and their opening hours, can be found on

“We appreciate the community’s patience as we navigate growing demand at our testing sites around the Bay of Plenty.”