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​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:


Latest information on getting tested and self-isolation

​​NSW Health has updated information on action you should take if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19. This includes what sort of testing you should undertake, and what, if any, self-isolation is required. You should use this information
to assess your risk level and act accordingly.

Go to NSW Health ​Information for people exposed to ​COVID-19 (updated 2 January
2022) for more information.

Plan C: Self-Isolation Information Pack

Have a PLAN C​ ​so you know how your household will manage if you, or someone you live
with, needs to self-isolate because of COVID-19. ‘Plan C’ also includes a checklist to help you prepare and consider everything you may require after testing positive for COVID-19.

The pack includes information on:

  • What to do if you have COVID-19 and who you need to inform.
  • What to do if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
  • How to safely isolate at home and how to safely isolate if you share accommodation.
  • What to do if a dependant or someone you care for tests positive for COVID-19.
  • What supplies you need including food, medication and cleaning or sanitary products.
  • Coping with self-isolation and managing your mental health.
  • Useful contacts to access additional information or support.

Venues of co​ncern

From Monday 15 November 2021, NSW Health will no longer be publishing venues where there has been a risk of transmission of COVID-19. There is no change to the way contact tracing is undertaken. Across NSW, people who have COVID-19 will be
interviewed, and, using QR code or check-in information, their movements around the community will be reviewed. Where appropriate, individuals considered to be at higher risk will be contacted directly by public health teams, or will receive
information using the Service NSW app.

​​The Western NSW Local Health District is currently publishing information on locations where an assessment by our public health team shows that it may be helpful for the general public to be aware there is a risk.

We will not be publishing every location where a person who has COVID-19 is known to have been. There are many reasons for this, for example:

  • It may be that the person has been in a location for a very short time
  • The venue or event is unlikely to result in transmission,
  • Anyone present is easily identified and can be contacted directly.

In some cases, a venue may be notified of a risk by the public health team so that it can undertake its own assessment and action However, the risk of transmission may not be high enough for that to be published. Businesses, workplaces and venues are able to take measures they believe appropriate to protect the wellbeing of their staff, customers and patrons.

Please note: the below list is exposure sites in Western NSW Local Health District only. Possible exposure venues are removed after 14 days.

There are currently no exposure venues.

Date updated ​Suburb ​Venue and address ​Date of Exposure
​Times
​Health Advice

COVID-19 testing

Wherever possible, please plan ahead to organise any testing arrangements you may need in order to travel.

On public holidays, access to COVID-19 testing by private pathology providers will not be available in our Local Health District, including at drive through services in regional centres. People requesting COVID-19 testing at hospital emergency departments on public holidays will be assessed against the medical urgency of all patients being treated at that time. People may expect to wait for extended periods for COVID-19 testing in hospital emergency departments, especially if they do not have any symptoms at that time.

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 as quickly as possible – 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.

Pop-Up Drive through testing

​Date Suburb ​Location COVID Testing​
​From Monday 24 January ​Nyngan ​Nyngan Health Service
On Hoskins Street
​Monday to Saturday
10.30am to 2pmDrive-through and walk-ins accepted

 


Keep updated

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.

For regular updates, including possible exposure venues, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Helpful contacts

For more information about COVID-19 you can:

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 your 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)​​​