Covid swabbing tent stolen from Tauranga doctors
A tent specifically used for swabbing people for Covid-19 has been stolen from a Tauranga doctor's premises over the weekend.
The swabbing tent was taken from the car park behind The Doctors Tauranga, says the practice in a post to Facebook yesterday.
"We are desperately sad to say that over the weekend our huge 6x6m pop up tent with Party Hire branding worth $4,000 was stolen from the back carpark at our practice, The Doctors Tauranga," says the post.
"Because of its size it would have taken multiple people quite a length of time to dismantle it."
Although the tent has been taken, the practice is will not be stopping their Covid-19 testing despite the difficulty that will be experienced with rain, wind and sun.
"Covid-19 testing continues here all day every day, for our community but it means that our nurses are now exposed to the weather.
"Plus, we were going to use it for Covid-19 vaccinations that are starting here too."
The tent set up in the carpark before it was stolen. Photo: TheDoctorsNZ Tauranga Facebook page.
The medical practice request that 'If anyone saw people doing this, or have seen this tent dismantled somewhere, please let us or the police know immediately on 105'.
The medical team have requested on Facebook that the community assist with recovering the stolen swabbing tent by sharing their post.
"Help us get our tent back as soon as possible, share this post to help us with our search. The team here at The Doctors Tauranga appreciates your support."