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Locals encouraged to keep testing rates high

Northern NSW communities are being encouraged to come forward for Covid-19 testing as the number of positive cases in the Greater Sydney region continues to grow.

Between July 4-10, 3280 Covid-19 tests were conducted among Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) residents.

Acting Chief Executive for the NNSWLHD Lynne Weir said it is important people get tested at the first sign of any Covid-19 symptoms.

“As the current situation evolves, we strongly encourage people to present for testing at the first sign of a respiratory or cold-like illness such as a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever or headache,” she said.

“Once you have been tested, go straight home and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.

“We also remind residents and visitors to please continue to adhere to the current restrictions in regional NSW, and please continue to check into venues using the QR codes.”

Residents of regional NSW are being strongly advised against travelling to Greater Sydney.

Any person who returns to their home in regional NSW from Greater Sydney must stay-at-home for 14 days.

They are only permitted to leave their home for essential shopping, to go to work or for educational purposes if this cannot be done from home, outdoor exercise, and for emergency and medical care.