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Local COVID-19 tests pass 150K milestone

14 Oct 2020

 

More than 150,000 COVID-19 tests have now been conducted across the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District at public and private testing centres.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Director of Public Health, Dr Victor Carey says the milestone was reached earlier this week and demonstrates the strong community support for the testing program.

“This is a remarkable milestone for the frontline staff who have undertaken the vital work of conducting these tests. It’s also a significant achievement for residents of our community, who have attended the testing clinics and done their bit to help keep our community safe.”

“Presenting for testing when you have symptoms is key to helping keep the spread of the coronavirus under control and this milestone demonstrates how seriously our community has taken on this responsibility,” says Dr Carey.

If you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19, please get tested.

There are many local COVID-19 Clinics in our District, including 7 day drive-through clinics at Penrith Paceway, The Sydney International Regatta Centre at Cranebrook and Blue Mountains Hospital.

You can help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
  • 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 when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.