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Community members urged to get tested

The Clarence Valley Council mayor is urging all Clarence Valley residents to get tested for COVID-19 if they have any symptoms.
In light of the news from NSW Health that COVID-19 fragments were detected in Yamba’s sewage sample last week, a pop-up testing clinic has been set up at Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, 78 Angourie Rd, Yamba.
 No appointments are needed to attend the drive-through clinic, which is open 9am – 3pm.
Mayor Jim Simmons said he strongly urged people to get tested, even if they only have the mildest of symptoms.
 “Our community needs to be especially vigilant now we have indications that the virus is present in the Clarence Valley,” Cr Simmons said.
 “While we are in lockdown we have a chance to stop the spread. It is essential now that we are staying at home and only going out for essential household supplies.” 
Stay-at-home orders are currently in place for regional NSW until at least 12.01am, 28 August.
Visit the NSW Health website for all COVID 19 advice, including information about symptoms, local testing clinics and vaccinations.