A mobile COVID-19 testing clinic is being set up at Muli Muli Aboriginal community, Woodenbong and Casino is on alert as NSW Health investigates whether there are any potential venues of concern in the town.
This follows a person testing positive to COVID-19 several days after visiting the Casino area says Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive, Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW HD).
‘This person is not a resident of Northern NSW Local Health District and is no longer in the area,’ she said.
‘At this stage, NSW Health can confirm the case was infectious in the community on Saturday 21 August, and investigations are continuing. NSW Health will announce any close contact locations if and when they are determined.
‘As a precautionary measure, a mobile testing clinic is being set up at Muli Muli Aboriginal community on Wednesday 1 September. People in this community are urged to come forward for testing if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or are concerned they may have come into contact with the case.
‘Anyone with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to get tested and self-isolate until a negative test result is received,’ Ms Weir has said.
Testing clinics located in Casino:
- Casino Respiratory Clinic, 107 Barker Street, Casino. Open Monday-Friday. Appointments required.
- Casino Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, 166 Canterbury Street, RSM Centre, Casino. Open Monday – Friday. Appointments not required.
- Casino 4Cyte Pathology Drive Through clinic. Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino. Open Monday – Friday. Appointments not required.
- A full list of testing clinics can be found at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/healthand-wellbeing/clinics
‘We appreciate that any news of COVID-19 in the community does cause concern, and we will communicate any further information as soon as possible,’ Ms Weir said.