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AVRL will be assisting NS Health with the distribution of Take-Home COVID-19 rapid testing kits to our communities. These kits will be available at Mobile Pickup Locations only, and not through the library facilities. 

The kits will be available at our Mobile Pickup Locations at the following dates and times this week:

Wednesday, January 26th, 12:00-3:00pm.  Berwick Town Hall (back parking lot) 236 Commercial Street. 

This will be a drive through pickup location.

Supplies are limited, but new kits are expected to ship from NS Health every week. This page will be updated with weekly pickup locations, dates, and times once we have the kits in hand.

Why Mobile Pickup Locations? We are in a very different situation now than we were when we distributed kits in December. With the reintroduction of restrictions like physical distancing, enhanced indoor traffic flow controls, and reduced occupancy limits, many of our libraries would not be able to offer these kits safely. Additionally, many of our facilities would struggle to manage increased traffic, lineups, etc.

Our Mobile Pickup locations will be chosen through consultation with our municipal partners in order to provide the safest experience for the public and our staff.


For further information on testing and staying safe, please visit the Nova Scotia COVID-19 webpage: