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Increased testing for COVID-19 in Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas

Last updated 27 April 2020

 

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is increasing testing for COVID-19, particularly around areas where there is some evidence of community transmission.

There has been evidence of some community transmission of COVID-19 in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow regions.

We are encouraging people with symptoms who live, work or have been active in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow LGAs (Local Government Area) to be tested for COVID-19. Symptoms include fever and/or flu-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.

By finding those cases early and identifying appropriate isolation and quarantining of close contacts, we can help prevent onward transmission in the community.

COVID-19 screening clinics are at Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Nepean and Hawkesbury Hospitals.

You can find more information and opening times here.

In addition to our 4 hospital-based clinics there is also a GP-led respiratory clinic in the Penrith area. Find more information about that clinic here.

Everyone can play a part in helping us contain the spread of COVID-19 by washing hands with soap and water often, using hand sanitiser, coughing and sneezing into your elbow or disposable tissue, and maintaining social distance of more than 1.5 metres. 

To find out more about what you can and can’t do click here.

An interactive NSW Government map lists positive COVID-19 cases in NSW by postcode.

For more advice about Coronavirus please visit the NSW Health website.