Thursday 16 April 2020
INCREASED COVID-19 TESTING IN KEY
SOUTH EASTERN SYDNEY SITES
NSW Health has recommended increased COVID-19 testing for residents of Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra municipalities, along with several other Sydney sites.
Anyone who lives or works in Randwick, Woollahra or Waverley local government areas with a fever (at or above 38 degrees Celsius) or other symptoms of respiratory infection such as a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, should seek COVID-19 testing.
Professor Mark Ferson, Director, SESLHD Public Health Unit, said while the district had the highest rate of testing for COVID-19 in NSW, particular areas required extra vigilance.
“A number of cases of COVID-19 infection in these local government areas do not have a link to travel or known cases, so we are concerned there could be cases of undetected infection in these areas,” Prof Ferson said.
“I urge anyone who is feeling unwell with a cough, fever, shortness of breath or sore throat who lives or works in Randwick, Woollahra or Waverley, to get assessed at one of the free COVID-19 clinics or their local GP. Anyone feeling unwell must stay at home except when seeking healthcare.
“It is important that everyone, especially those from Randwick, Woollahra and Waverley, follows infection control measures, maintains social distancing and is alert to symptoms of COVID-19.”
NSW Health has also recommended increased testing for the following local government areas:
Blacktown, Cumberland (and all of postcode 2145 including the suburb of Westmead), Greater Taree / Manning, Inner West, Lake Macquarie, Liverpool, Penrith, and Ryde. These areas have been prioritised as they have a small number of cases of community transmission where the source has not been identified.
Testing is free at the 60 testing clinics run by NSW Health. A list of COVID-19 clinics is available online at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-clinics.aspx
The NSW Government has already committed $800 million extra funding for NSW Health to help boost intensive care unit capacity and purchase additional services and medical equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE).
For accurate information and updates on COVID-19 people should go to the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
PO Box 419, Double Bay, NSW 1360
- 151 Hits
- Since 17-04-20
- Posted by Eastern Suburbs Life
- Eastern Suburbs Area
Eastern suburbs pharmacist Noel D’Souza has leapt to the rescue of elderly people isolated at home by COVID-19. He and his staff operate a contactless prescription service for older customers, some of whom are on multiple medication regimes. “We’re… Eastern Suburbs Area
Sydney, 2020: Sydney Yoga Collective is uploading free kids’ yoga classes to their website with new content every week to relieve stress amid the Coronavirus crisis. Click here to access Sydney Yoga Collective's free kids yoga classes. In the wake of… Eastern Suburbs Area
Acting Mayor of Waverley, Elaine Keenan and Chief Executive Officer of LGBTQ+ health organisation, Nicolas Parkhill, announced that Urban Art Projects (UAP) will be commissioned to create the Bondi Memorial Project at Marks Park, Tamarama. UAP’s concept… Eastern Suburbs Area
Nominations are now open for the biennial Randwick City Council Architecture and Urban Design awards, which recognise excellence in the architecture and design of buildings within our community. “Good urban design influences how people perceive and use… Eastern Suburbs Area
Register now for ‘Am I just my brain?’ free event on Zoom St Mark's Anglican Church Darling Point is hosting this free event via Zoom on Thursday 26 November 2020 on Zoom starting at 7:30pm. We encourage you to join us for this night which promises to be… Eastern Suburbs Area
Randwick City Council in Sydney’s east is set to become the first inner city council in NSW to offer a food waste recycling service for all households. The new service being introduced in March 2021 to 55,000 households, will offer combined food scraps… Eastern Suburbs Area
This annual competition is open to local high school students or high school students living in the local government area. This year a special category has been added. ‘Strange Days' encourages students to submit photographic responses and observations… Eastern Suburbs Area
The pop-ups will provide a safe and accessible space for local families to use for outdoor recreation such as bike riding, scooter riding and ball games. “During the COVID-19 pandemic when beaches and beachside car parks were closed, local families… Eastern Suburbs Area
There has been a lot of media attention surrounding a proposal for a beach club on the sand at Bondi. Below is Council’s statement on the proposal. While Council will consider all event ideas and proposals put before it, we must also balance the needs of… Eastern Suburbs Area
In light of present circumstances (COVID-19), in an effort to comply with “social distancing” policies and procedures, we’ve developed an online function and tool to make sure that we can still assist you through your initial thoughts and designs, now… Eastern Suburbs Area
As we are seeing a rise in COVID cases across Sydney, it is now more important than ever to maintain our new life rules to keep us safe: * Wash your hands regularly * Always sneeze or cough into your elbow * Stay at least 1.5m apart from anyone living… Eastern Suburbs Area
This year marks the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation’s inaugural POWer Up! Challenge, an annual fundraising event to support the healthcare heroes at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Between the 14th and 20th of September, the POWer Up! Challenge will see… Eastern Suburbs Area