A new appointment-based COVID-19 testing system, launching first in Winnipeg, may soon be coming to other communities in Manitoba.

The appointment-based system will give Manitobans an option to call or go online to make appointments to get a COVID-19 test.

The system is being rolled out in Winnipeg first to address the high demand for testing in the city.

Health Minister Cameron Friesen also noted that starting later this week, Manitobans will be able to access positive COVID-19 test results in Shared Health’s online self-serve portal, which has previously only provided negative COVID-19 test results.

No referral or appointment is needed at Prairie Mountain Health testing sites.

The walk-in testing site in Dauphin is located at 301 Main Street North, open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.