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Residents out in droves to get tested for Covid-19

Residents are urged to get tested for Covid-19 at the onset of even the mildest symptoms. Photo: John Swainston.
Residents are urged to get tested for Covid-19 at the onset of even the mildest symptoms. Photo: John Swainston.

Residents across the Southern Highlands and Wollondilly have heeded health advice and have gotten tested for Covid-19.

More than 150 people were tested at Bowral and District Hospital on July 19, after NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant announced Burradoo and Mittagong as places of concern.

A South Western Sydney Local Health District spokesperson confirmed two residents in the Southern Highlands had tested positive for Covid-19.

A third person in Wollondilly has also tested positive for Covid-19.

"The two cases in the Southern Highlands were not infectious in the community," the spokesperson said.

"The Wollondilly case had minimal community exposure.

"With COVID circulating through NSW, we urge people to come forward for testing if they have any symptoms, no matter how mild, to ensure the safety of our community.

"If you are well and eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. There are more than 100 NSW Health vaccination clinics and outreach locations across the state."

South Western Sydney Local Health District operates the Liverpool Vaccination Centre and will open the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre at Macquarie Fields on Monday July 26. You can book your vaccination via the NSW Health Website here.

Residents are urged to get tested for Covid-19 no matter how mild symptoms are.

There are two testing locations in the Southern Highlands.

Bowral and District Hospital. Open 8:30am to 5pm, seven days a week. Appointments not required. Entry is from Ascot Road.

Mittagong Respiratory Clinic. Open 8am to 5om, seven days a week. Appointments required, call 4800 9032. The clinic is located in the lower level of Mittagong Health Care Centre.

There are several testing locations in the Wollondilly and Macarthur region.

Campbelltown Hospital. Open 8:30 am - 5 pm. Appointments not required.

Camden Hospital. Open 8:30 am - 5 pm. Appointments not required.

Narellan Community Health Centre, at 14 Queen St. Monday - Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm.

Narellan Laverty Pathology Drive-through Clinic, 2 Porrende Street. Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 10 pm extended hours. Appointments not required.

Picton Respiratory Clinic, 196 Margaret Street. Monday - Friday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Saturday 1 pm - 1:45 pm. Appointments required.

Tahmoor Medlab Pathology Drive-through Clinic, 158 Remembrance Driveway. Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm. Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. No appointment required.

For your nearest testing clinic visit www.health.nsw.gov.au

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