Bunnings car parks used for COVID-19 testing in Victoria

04/05/2020

Under a State Government initiative to ramp up COVID-19 testing, Victorians now have the ability to be tested for COVID-19 at Bunnings car parks, according to a recent Nine News report.

A pilot is set to be conducted at the Bunnings West Footscray store in early May, before mobile testing further expands to a handful of stores in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Bunnings is still working through which car parks would be most appropriate for traffic management.

Bunnings reported the testing would operate completely independently from Bunnings and would take place in car parks, away from stores, according to the Nine News report. It is understood Bunnings was approached by the State Government due to its large carparks.

“This new initiative is just another way we are supporting the government and the community to help us tackle COVID19 together,” Bunnings Managing Director, Mike Schneider said in the report.

The COVID-19 initiative follows mobile testing rolling out across major Melbourne shopping centres, including at Chadstone, Highpoint, Doncaster and Northland, commencing on April 29.