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Residents thanked for being tested

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has expressed its gratitude to all of the residents who responded to calls and came forward to receive a Covid-19 test following the evolving outbreak in Sydney.

Up until June 26, there were 3611 Covid-19 tests recorded amongst local health district residents, an increase from 2584 tests conducted during the previous week up until June 19.

Another 580 Covid-19 tests were recorded on June 27 at clinics in Grafton, Lismore, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads.

Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive for the NNSWLHD is continuing to encourage anyone experiencing even the mildest of flu-like symptoms to come forward immediately for testing and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

Members of the community are also being encouraged to get retested if symptoms persist, even if a negative result is recorded.

Ms Weir thanked the community for their patience while waiting for their Covid-19 tests and is reminding all visitors to Northern NSW hospitals to wear a mask before entering facilities, with several visitor restrictions currently in place.

  • Patients can have two visitors twice a day for one hour. The visitors can be four different people.
  • Visiting arrangements for maternity patients are unchanged. For outpatient appointments and community services, telehealth appointments are being utilised where possible.

Eligible Clarence Valley residents, including those aged 40-49, as well as priority groups are being encouraged to book an appointment at the Grafton Covid-19 vaccination clinic located at the Prince St end of the Link Arcade.

The vaccination clinic opened last month, can currently vaccinate up to 100 people per day and offers the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines to the appropriate age groups.

A Covid-19 eligibility checker is also available at www.health.gov.au

To book an appointment, please call 1800 438 829.

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