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COVID-19 Information

​Information about the Novel Coronavirus is constantly changing. 

The NSW Health website contains accurate information about the virus, health advice and status updates. This page also provides local updates, including testing information.


On th​​​​is page:


G​ot s​​ymptoms? Get tested!​​​​

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms - even if they are very mild - please arrange to have a COVID-19 test

​Symptoms may include:

  • cough

  • sore or 'scratchy' throat

  • shortness of breath

  • fever

Where can you get a test?

Important information for anyone getting tested:​

  • Get your results faster – register to receive your results by SMS. If your result is negative you will receive an SMS notification. People who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by a healthcare professional to discuss next steps. 

  • You will need to self-isolate until you receive your results.  

  • You will get information and resources about self-isolating at home after your test to help protect you and those close to you.  

  • Download the 'Just got tested for COVID-19' information brochure. 





​Upcoming drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics​

Our drive-through mobile COVID-19 testing clinics:

  • Make it easier for people to be tested in rural and remote locations.  

  • Are free of charge

  • Do not require a referral or appointment to attend.

Locations and times: ​​

Town

Date

Time

Location

Bathurst

Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October 2020


Saturday 31 October 2020
10am – 4pm




10am - 2pm

Bathurst Hockey Grounds Car Park, Lions Club Drive, Kelso

​Parkes
​Tuesday 27 October 2020
​10am - 2pm​
​Parkes Showground, entry via Victoria Street, Parkes
​Grawin
​Wednesday 28 October 2020
​10am – 2pm​
​Club in the Scrub car park




Local case updates​​​​​

The Western NSW Local Health District currently has no active cases of COVID-19. 

​Local Government Area

​Total No. of cases

​No. of new cases

​No. of active cases

​Bathurst Regional
​9
​Blayney Shire
3​
​Cabonne Shire
​5
​Dubbo Regional
​6
​Mid-Western Region
​6
​Narromine Shire
​1
​Orange City
​13

​Parkes Shire
2


​Warren Shire
1


​Warrumbungle Shire
​1


​Weddin Shire
​1

For more information on COVID-19, including data related to confirmed cases, and testing by Local Health District and Local Government Area (LGA) please go to NSW Health's COVID-19 in NSW page. 

Please note that:

  • Confirmed cases of COVID-1 are reported by the person's normal place of residence. It may be the case that a confirmed case may be listed against a Local Health District or LGA because that is where they normally live, even though they may not be in that location at that time. 

  • Physical distancing remains the best measure we have to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should continue to practice physical distancing regardless of how many confirmed cases there may be in your local area.

  • It is possible to have very mild symptoms with COVID-19. Some people may have COVID-19 and not be tested or diagnosed. This is why practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene remain so important. 


Mask wearing advice​

Masks are now required to be worn in all NSW health services, including hospitals, multipurpose services (MPSs) and other facilities.  

  • Patients – Should wear a surgical mask on arrival, this will be provided if you don’t have one. If admitted as a patient you will only be required to wear a surgical mask if leaving your clinical area/ward for any reason.

  • Visitors – We encourage you to wear your own mask, if possible. Make sure it is in good, clean condition, with no holes or tears.

  • Staff – Will wear masks when they are within 1.5 metres of a patient. 

NSW Health also strongly recommend you wear a mask when you are:

  • ​Inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people, ie. supermarkets.
  • Inside places where there are a lot of people, ie. restaurants, pubs, places of worship
  • If you are sick and going to the doctor
  • If you are getting tested for COVID-19





Isolation guidelines

If you are unsure if you should self isolate, download the 'When do I need to self isolate' fact sheet for simple advice on self-isolation.

There are guidelines on self-isolation if you are a confirmed case, a suspected case, a close contact, travelled to Victoria or recently returned traveller. 



 

More information
For more information about COVID-19 you can: