COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Centre in Dubai Festival City
The world has changed dramatically in 2020. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has affected the way we all live our lives from who we meet and socialise with to how we do our shopping. As time goes on, we are all learning to live with the virus and trying to get back to a more normal way of life.
Part of the fight against COVID-19 is regular testing to identify those who have been exposed to the virus. Early detection means that those infected with COVID-19 can self-isolate and prevent the spread of the virus to the more vulnerable members of society. To make it easier for residents to get tested, there is a COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Centre in Dubai Festival City.
Before you go to the test centre
The first step is to take an online self-assessment tool on the HealthHub website. This will tell you if you are eligible for a test, or if you should simply stay at home and self-isolate if your symptoms are mild. If you are qualified for a test, proceed to the Drive-Through Test Centre for further checks.
What happens at a Drive-Through Test Centre?
Once you reach the first checkpoint at the Drive-Through Test Centre, medical personnel will look at your online assessment results to determine whether you are eligible for a test. If that is the case, you’ll be asked to move to the second station to be registered and given the documentation needed to complete the process.
About the COVID-19 Test
The COVID-19 test is a quick, painless process that involves taking a nasal swab from the upper part of the nose where the virus resides. The medical personnel are trained in the process and take every precaution to make it as comfortable and as quick as possible to cause you minimum discomfort. During the test as you remain in your car, there is no direct contact with anyone at the testing centre at any stage. The test takes a few seconds to conclude, and once completed you can carry on with your day.
It takes approximately two to three days to get your results. If you are negative but still have symptoms such as a fever and cough, it is recommended that you isolate for 24 hours. If you test positive for COVID-19, then the DHA will get in touch to let you know how to self-isolate at home, or at what point you should consider medical treatment at a hospital.
Where is the Centre in Dubai Festival City?
The Drive-Through Test Centre in Dubai Festival City is at the Al Futtaim HealthHub. The staff are friendly and professional and will put you at your ease from the moment you arrive. They will always respectfully ask you to remain in your car and will talk you through each process of the test.
In the meantime, let’s do our part to help stop the spread of the virus by washing our hands regularly, wearing a face mask, and maintaining a safe distance from one another when out and about.