Bunnings Car Parks in Victoria to Become Mobile COVID-19 Testing Centres


The days of chowing down on a sausage sanga in the Bunnings car park are certainly gone — at least for the foreseeable future.

Instead, you might be able to get a COVID-19 test in your local Bunnings car park. How times have changed!

The hardware retailer will be trialling a few pop-up testing clinics at a handful of locations in Victoria from this week. The first will take place today, April 30, at the West Footscray store in Melbourne.

According to news.com.au, Bunnings was approached by the Victorian State Government and the testing itself will take place away from the store. All testing will be run independently of Bunnings.

Bunnings managing director, Mike Schneider, told news.com.au that the company was happy to do its bit.

“We’re part of the local communities where we operate and we have an important role in providing essential products,” he said.

“This new initiative is just another way we are supporting the government and the community to help us tackle COVID-19 together.”

It’s not super clear how this will all play out — and who is eligible to head to Bunnings for testing — but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is keen to conduct 100,000 tests in the state within the next two weeks before his Government considers relaxing any current restrictions.

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