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Last modified: 09 Mar 2022 4:33pm

A new community Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) pick up point is now open in Rolleston.

The new Rolleston site is open on Factory Drive off Iport Drive in the IPort industrial area and will be open Monday to Friday from 11am – 7pm, and from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

If approaching from Christchurch on the motorway, exit at Weedons Interchange and take the overpass onto Weedons Rd and then turn left into Jones Road. Follow Jones Road until you reach Hoskyns Road and then turn right. Proceed to the second roundabout and turn right into Iport Drive. Follow the signs and you will see Factory Drive on your left.

“Thank you to the Selwyn District Council for providing this site and continued support. We are continuing to work through the rollout of RAT collection sites,” says Tracey Maisey, ECC Incident Controller, Canterbury DHB.

Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton says that Selwyn District Council is happy to help by providing a Selwyn site which will make it much easier for locals to collect their tests.

“Managing the current Omicron outbreak is a joint effort and it’s great that we can work with the District Health Board to help support our community.”

To help speed things up at all our RAT collection sites please remember to place your order for RATs before heading to a collection site – and have your order number at the ready.

Orders can be made via the online system at by free calling 0800 222 478 to request your RAT tests.

  • RATs are free for people with COVID-19 symptoms or who are a household contact or who have been instructed to get tested by a health official.
  • Critical workers who are household contacts
  • Border workers who are required to be tested under the Required Testing Order