Mobile coronavirus testing vans come to Epping

The state government has launched a testing blitz. (Damjan Janevski) 210340_16

By Laura Michell

Mobile coronavirus testing vans will be set up in Epping today as part of a state government community engagement blitz to stop the spread of the virus.

Twelve community engagement teams from the Department of Health and Human Services will be doorknocking in Epping today and tomorrow, and speaking with locals at shopping areas, to provide residents with the latest COVID-19 health advice.

This includes explaining symptoms, ways to stay healthy and state government support that is available.

The teams will also notify residents about the location of four mobile testing stations in Epping, as well as leaving self-test kits if there is no one home, or if people request a self-test kit.

The mobile testing sites will be staffed by Ambulance Victoria and nurses from the Alfred Hospital.

It comes as the number of coronavirus cases in Whittlesea rose to 58 yesterday, of which 16 are active.

A virus outbreak in Wollert has spread to 10 people.

For more information about the community engagement blitz, visit: