Testing net widened

Following the NSW Government doubling its COVID-19 tests to around 8,000 a day and the first relaxing of isolation restrictions, anyone with symptoms is urged to immediately get tested.

“Testing is crucial in reducing community transmission of COVID-19 and managing local clusters,” says the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward.

“Increased testing is an important step toward looking at lifting restrictions.

“From now on, anyone in our community with symptoms of COVID-19, including mild symptoms, should come forward and get tested. Testing is available seven days a week.”

Testing is available seven days a week, through both the public and private health systems.

The NSW Government is particularly urging all health care workers, aged care workers or workers in other high risk or residential care settings with symptoms to come forward immediately for testing.

Similarly, any people who live in a residential care setting, or have contact with health care, school or residential care settings with symptoms are particularly encouraged to come forward for testing, and to make their contact with these settings known.

Testing is available locally at Shoalhaven, Shellharbour and Wollongong hospitals.

Details: If you have COVID-19 symptoms either:

  • Contact your GP
  • Call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222
  • Visit a NSW Health COVID-19 clinic at a local hospital

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