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Last modified: 13 Apr 2022 12:07pm

graphic of a rat testing kit

The Canterbury District Health Board’s Rolleston RAT Collection Centre has moved to the Toka Hapāi Selwyn Health Hub on Norman Kirk Drive.

The collection centre is open 1-5pm, Monday to Friday. With car parking available on site, people are asked to park and walk up and collect their pre-ordered RATs from the marquee.

For those in rural areas the Council has worked with the DHB and our Civil Defence Community Response Teams to set up 19 distribution points in rural and remote areas with team members arranging contactless delivery or pick up for people in their area who need them.

These include: Arthur’s Pass, Castle Hill, Lake Coleridge, Springfield, Sheffield, Waddington, Whitecliffs, Glentunnel, Coalgate, Dunsandel township, Kaianga/Dunsandel, Bankside,

Southbridge, Rakaia Huts, Lakeside, Brookside/Irwell, Selwyn Huts, Greenpark, Motukarara.

For more information on accessing a test in these areas, contact your local Civil Defence Community Response Team or email the Council Civil Defence Team on

There are now more than 40 pharmacies and medical centres across Canterbury acting as RAT collection sites. You can see the full list here

To pre-order your RATs, please go to or call 0800 222 478.