COVID-19 Advice for The Hawkesbury
06 Oct 2020
People in The Hawkesbury are being called on to come forward for testing if they have any COVID-19 symptoms after the state’s sewage surveillance program detected fragments of the virus at the North Richmond treatment plant.
Virus fragments in sewage can mean that there are active cases in the catchment area, but people can continue to ‘shed’ virus genetic material for some weeks after recovery.
If you have symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore or scratchy throat, fever, loss of smell or taste, or shortness of breath, please get tested as soon as possible and isolate at home until you get the result.
There are free COVID-19 Clinics across the region including local drive-through clinics operating at Hawkesbury Showgrounds in Clarendon, the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Cranebrook and Koolyangarra Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, Cranebrook.
There is also a free GP-led Respiratory Clinic in Windsor which is available by appointment.
More details about local COVID-19 Clinics.
- If you are unwell, stay in, get tested and isolate.
- 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 in situations where you cannot physically distance.