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COVID-19 Information

​Information about Covid-19​ is constantly changing. 

The NSW Government website contains accurate information about the virus, health advice and status updates. 

On th​​​​is page:


COVID-19 testing clinics


This table includes only those locations where temporary, or 'pop-up' testing services are operating in the Western NSW Local Health District. These 'pop-up' services may be a response to the recent notification of a case, close contacts, or a detection of COVID-19 fragments in sewage testing. Widespread testing in the community is a key way of finding out if COVID-19 has spread in a community. It helps ensure people with COVID-19 are given they care they need, and helps protect the community from further spread. 

For a full list of where testing is available go to  https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/clinics and search for testing services near you. 

Get your results faster – register to receive your results by SMS. To register, text "my result" to 0480 050 019 and follow the steps.​ 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. 


Current pop up testing locations and times: ​​


Town

Date

Time

Location

​Bourke
Community transport available phone 6870 2600



​7 days a week



​9am to 3pm



​Davidson Oval​ (drive through)

Home testing available - call 6870 2600 to arrange an appointment
​Cowra
​​Saturday 25 September to Sunday 26 September​
9am to 3pm


​Cowra Showground
​Oberon
​​Saturday 26 September
​10am to 4pm
​27-29 Albion Street
​Wellington
​Saturday 25 September to Sunday 26 September
​10am to 4pm
​Kennard Park

Get tested!

The Western NSW Local Health District has introduced surveillance testing across the whole of the region. 

Surveillance testing encourages everyone to be tested for COVID-19 regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. 

People who come forward to be part of surveillance testing DO NOT need to isolate until they receive their results so long as:

  • You do not have any symptoms
  • No one in your household has symptoms
  • You, and no one else in your household is a close contact of person with COVID-19
  • You have not been to any of the places listed as a close or casual contact venue.

​For some people COVID-19 has very mild symptoms, especially for those people who have been vaccinated. Widespread surveillance testing can help us understand whether there may be COVID-19 present in a community, even when there have been no recent cases.

In turn, this helps make an assessment of what restrictions need to be in place in order to protect the community. 

Surveillance testing can be performed at any testing location in the Western NSW Local Health District. You can search for local testing arrangements on the NSW Health website. In some locations you may need to call ahead to make an appointment at a particular time. 

If you, or members of your household, have symptoms or you are a close contact then you should be tested and follow the self-isolation instructions provided to you. ​ You can find out the symptoms of COVID here.​  ​Visit NSW government website for testing locations across NSW. 


Keep updated 

Venues of concern

NSW Health alerts the public as quickly as possible where there is a venue deemed a public health risk. We recommend everyone regularly visits the NSW goverment case location page ​to keep updated with the full list of locations, including close and casual contact venues, public transport routes or changes to previously reported venues.

Rules in your town

The rules are constantly changing. It's important you stay up to date with the rules in your area. You can use this page​ to search for what rules apply by entering your street address. 

Confirmed cases

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-19 may be 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. 



Helpful contacts

For more information about COVID-19 you can:

​Call the WNSWLHD COVID Call Centre 1300 066 055

  • ​Available 7 days a week, 8:30am to 5pm
  • Chat to a local health professional
  • Find out your WNSWLHD COVID test results after waiting 72 hours
  • General COVID information​

Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080

  • ​Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • General COVID information including vaccination information.  Please note this helpline is unable to book yoru COVID vaccination appointment.​

Visit healthdirect or call them on 1800 022 222

  • Online symptom checker​​​​
  • Speak to a health professional for health advice ​Available 24 hours, 7 days a week​

Call Service NSW​ on 13 77 88 

Visit nsw.gov.au

  • ​Latest COVID information
  • Full listing of COVID testing locations (does not include pop up testing)​​
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