Information for Border Workers

You have a choice to register for the saliva testing programme.

You have a choice to provide a saliva sample for surveillance testing for COVID-19 rather than undertake a nasal (nasopharyngeal) swab testing.

If you have opted in to the saliva testing programme then you will be required to submit regular saliva samples. The Ministry of Health will advise employers and workers which workforce groups will be eligible to start saliva testing and how often samples must be submitted.

Opted in, visit the App to get started.

Information pack

Border workers

Everything you need to know from How to Register to Frequently Asked Questions is in here.

Employers of border workers

Find out how to update the Border Worker Testing Register; how to help staff with the Border Work Information Pack; and how long it takes for updates to be made during the process.

Do you have border workers
not using the app?

Employers Label Order Form.

Click on the ‘order labels’ button below, and fill out the form to order tube labels for those border workers not using the Saliva Testing app.


Labels are ONLY available to Border and MIQ workers

To order labels manually and send via email, download the form below and send to

Step-by-step guide to using the COVID-19 Saliva Testing App

The easy step-by-step guide explains how to register for the app as well as completing your first saliva testing collection.

How the Service Works

Opt-in / Register.

Get the app.

Collect a test kit.

Provide saliva sample.

Provide saliva Drop-off your saliva kit..

Results available on the app.

Find your nearest pick-up and drop-off locations

The following are the currently available public test kit pick-up and test drop-off locations for your saliva sample. Keep checking back for updates as more sites become available.

For many employees, you will be able to collect your test kit from your workplace and can drop off your sample to any of the following locations.

Resources for Employers

Support Hub for Employees

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