Aug 07
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Enngonia

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be visiting Enngonia on Tuesday 11 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm. 

“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Enngonia. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,871 peopled over the past four weeks,” said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities. 

“The testing service will be set up at Enngonia Community Health Carpark, Mitchell Highway.   

“The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend. 

“It’s a drive through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose. 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster. 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results,” said Ms Stanley. 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches. 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it’s important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. 

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested. 

“Speak to your doctor – it’s always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222.”
 



Aug 07
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Parkes

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be visiting Parkes on Wednesday 12 August from 10.00am to 3.00pm. 

“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Parkes. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,871 peopled over the past four weeks,” said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley. 

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased. 

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities.  

“The testing service will be set up in the M & D Carpark, entry via the Newell Highway, Parkes.  The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend. 

“It’s a drive through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose.  
“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster.  
“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results,” said Ms Stanley.  

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches.  

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it’s important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. 

Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District. 
“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested.  


Aug 07
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Warren

​The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be revisiting Warren on Wednesday 12 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

 

“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Warren. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,480 peopled over the past four weeks," said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

 

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

 

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities.

 

“The testing service will be set up outside Oxley Park, enter via Coonamble Road, Warren.  

 

“The service is free of charge, and you don't need a referral or appointment to attend.

 

“It's a drive through service so you won't have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose.

 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster.

 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results," said Ms Stanley.

 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or 'scratchy' throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches.

 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it's important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District.

 

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested.

 

“Speak to your doctor – it's always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

 

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222."


Aug 07
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Grawin

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be visiting Grawin on Thursday 13 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm. 


“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Grawin. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,480 peopled over the past four weeks,” said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities. 

“The testing service will be set up at the Club in the Scrub carpark.   

“The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend. 

“It’s a drive through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose. 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster. 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results,” said Ms Stanley. 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches. 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it’s important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District.

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested. 

“Speak to your doctor – it’s always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222.”
 



Aug 07
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Weilmoringle

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be revisiting Weilmoringle on Wednesday 12 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm. 


“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Weilmoringle. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,871 peopled over the past four weeks,” said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities. 

“The testing service will be set up outside local Aboriginal Health Council, 1 Brown Street.

“The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend. 

“It’s a drive through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose. 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster. 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results,” said Ms Stanley. 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches. 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it’s important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District.

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested. 

“Speak to your doctor – it’s always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222.”
 



Aug 05
WNSWLHD COVID-19 Update

​As of 12.00pm Wednesday 5 August, the Western NSW Local Health District remains at 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The 10 close contacts of the active COVID-19 case have returned negative results and will remain in isolation for the 14 days. They will be continued to be monitored by our Public Health Unit.

Local Government Area
Total No. of casesNo. of new casesNo. of active cases
Bathurst Regional9  
Blayney Shire3  
Cabonne Shire5  
Dubbo Regional6  
Mid-Western Region6  
Narromine Shire1  
Orange City13 1
Parkes Shire1  
Warren Shire1  
Warrumbungle Shire1  
Weddin Shire1  

 

It is critical that everyone in all our local communities continue to practice social distancing to minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19.

This is important for everyone, but particularly for older people and people with health conditions that make them more vulnerable. It's also important that we protect our health care workers who we need to stay well to provide care to people who become sick with COVID-19.

Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested.

We all need to keep our family and loved ones safe. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell stay in, get tested and isolate
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • Wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance

For advice and information about COVID-19 visit

www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx         
 
The latest information about COVID-19 cases across the WNSWLHD can be found here


Aug 05
WNSWLHD COVID-19 Update

​As of 12.00pm Wednesday 5 August, the Western NSW Local Health District remains at 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The 10 close contacts of the active COVID-19 case have returned negative results and will remain in isolation for the 14 days. They will be continued to be monitored by our Public Health Unit.

Local Government Area
Total No. of casesNo. of new casesNo. of active cases
Bathurst Regional9  
Blayney Shire3  
Cabonne Shire5  
Dubbo Regional6  
Mid-Western Region6  
Narromine Shire1  
Orange City13 1
Parkes Shire1  
Warren Shire1  
Warrumbungle Shire1  
Weddin Shire1  

 

It is critical that everyone in all our local communities continue to practice social distancing to minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19.

This is important for everyone, but particularly for older people and people with health conditions that make them more vulnerable. It's also important that we protect our health care workers who we need to stay well to provide care to people who become sick with COVID-19.

Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested.

We all need to keep our family and loved ones safe. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell stay in, get tested and isolate
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • Wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance

For advice and information about COVID-19 visit

www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx         
 
The latest information about COVID-19 cases across the WNSWLHD can be found here


Aug 05
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Forbes

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be revisiting Forbes on Wednesday 12 August from 10.00am to 3.00pm. 


“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Coonamble. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,390 peopled over the past four weeks,” said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities. 

“The testing service will be set up at Harold Street with entry via Court Street, Forbes.   

“The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend. 

“It’s a drive through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose. 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster. 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results,” said Ms Stanley. 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches. 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it’s important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District.

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested. 

“Speak to your doctor – it’s always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222.”
 



Aug 05
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Coonamble

​The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be revisiting Coonamble on Thursday 13 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

 

“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Coonamble. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,390 peopled over the past four weeks," said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

 

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

 

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities.

 

“The testing service will be set up at Smith Park, Castlereagh Highway, Coonamble.  

 

“The service is free of charge, and you don't need a referral or appointment to attend.

 

“It's a drive through service so you won't have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose.

 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster.

 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results," said Ms Stanley.

 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or 'scratchy' throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches.

 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it's important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District.

 

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested.

 

“Speak to your doctor – it's always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

 

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222."


Aug 05
Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Tottenham

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) drive-through COVID-19 testing will be visiting Tottenham on Tuesday 11 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm. 


“There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Tottenham. WNSWLHD has tested more than 13,390 peopled over the past four weeks,” said Director of Public Health, Priscilla Stanley.

“We need to keep testing people, so we can stay on top of COVID-19 as the general restrictions around movement start to be decreased.

“COVID-19 tests are always available through GPs and our hospitals. Our plan is for the mobile service to visit a number of smaller communities. 

“The testing service will be set up in Bulbodney Street, opposite the Memorial Hall with exit onto Merilba Street, Tottenham.   

“The service is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral or appointment to attend. 

“It’s a drive through service so you won’t have to leave your car. Our staff will be able to come to you, do a short assessment and get your details, and then do a swab from the back of your throat and then the back of your nose. 

“The tests are then sent away for analysis which normally takes about 48 hours. If your test is negative, you can request to get those results by text message even faster. 

“People who are tested are asked to self-isolate until they get their results,” said Ms Stanley. 

COVID-19 testing is available for people who have experienced even mild symptoms that can be associated with the disease. Those symptoms include: fever, a sore or ‘scratchy’ throat, a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, tiredness and muscle aches. 

“The symptoms of COVID-19 can be very mild, so it’s important that we increase our testing. While most people who have COVID-19 will recover, some people can become very sick, particularly older people or people who are already ill. Sadly, 46 people have died in NSW from COVID-19, including one person from our District.

“Right now, our message is very simple – if you have any symptoms, even mild ones, arrange to be tested. 

“Speak to your doctor – it’s always best to call ahead. The Western Primary Health Network has set up respiratory clinics in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, with more to come in other centres. In Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo there are fever clinics set up at the hospital, and testing can also be arranged in all our other hospitals.

“If you have any questions or concerns you can ring the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or healthdirect on 1800 022 222.”
 



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