COVID testing blitz

Anyone who lives or works in West or South West Sydney with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms is being urged to come forward for testing, as mystery cases continue to emerge.

“This region is key to breaking the back of this wave of transmission and high testing rates in people with symptoms is crucial to stopping community transmission,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“NSW is on the right track with cases remaining low, however, I remain concerned that we are continuing to have cases diagnosed without a link to a known cluster.

“This is a call to anyone who lives in Sydney’s west and south west to come forward for testing with even the mildest of symptoms.”

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said cooperation is needed by everyone to play their part to help clamp down on community transmission and prevent the risk of further clusters emerging.

“We are asking anyone who works, resides or has visited Sydney’s west and south-west recently to come forward for testing at even the slightest hint of symptoms,” Dr Chant said.

“A unique feature of this virus is just how mild the symptoms can be and this can present the biggest challenge when people don’t realise they may actually have the virus – I want the community to help us identify where these mystery cases are coming from.”

There are 302 locations for the public to get COVID-19 testing in NSW, with more opening every day – 90 are drive-throughs and 22 are pop-up clinics. For the closest testing clinic go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics

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