Dec 22

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).

A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 travelled through Orange on Saturday 19 December. They were present at Orange Health Service and all close contacts have been identified, are self-isolating and have tested negative.

They were also present at the Orange Central Square shopping centre from 4.05pm to 4.15pm. During this 10-minute window, the person did not enter any stores or come into close contact with any individual.

People present in this shopping centre during these times are considered casual contacts and must monitor for symptoms and arrange to be tested if they experience symptoms, then self-isolate until they receive their results.

Because of the possibility of casual contact with community members in a specific location the Western NSW Local Health District is immediately organising additional testing capacity in Orange.

Additional testing capacity will be made available at the Laverty Drive-through service at the Orange Showground from this afternoon, and at the Orange Hospital’s Fever Clinic from 10am tomorrow. Testing is also available at the Western Primary Health Network’s Respiratory Clinic at the Bloomfield Medical Centre on Forest Road on weekdays.

Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell. For advice or questions about COVID-19, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. If translating or interpreting services are needed, call 131 450.

For current information on where testing is available, symptoms and COVID-19 advice, go to