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Pop up testing clinic to widen net against pandemic

Testing as widely as possible for the virus has become the new weapon in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

That is why Campbelltown residents with a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath are being encouraged to get tested for at a free pop up clinic in the Campbelltown Sports Stadium car park all this week.

The clinic will be open 9.30am to 4pm from tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19 to Saturday, May 23.

People will be able to remain in their cars while getting tested and are encouraged to self-isolate while waiting for their test results.

Residents are also reminded they can get tested at the Campbelltown Hospital Covid-19 assessment clinic on weekdays from 10am to 5.40pm and weekends from 10am to 3pm.

The latest Covid-19 infection figures across the South West region show that 34 people have tested positive in the Campbelltown area since the outbreak on January 13. That number has not increased for close to two weeks.

The number of cases have also stabilised in Camden where 39 residents have tested positive, 50 in Liverpool, 25 in the Southern Highlands, 33 in Fairfield and 96 in Canterbury-Bankstown.

“It’s critically important while as restrictions begin to ease that anyone with even the mildest of symptoms is tested to help health authorities quickly track infections and respond swiftly to any outbreaks,” says Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic.

“This is an essential step in returning our society to normal and keeping everyone in our community safe, particularly those most at risk such as the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions,” Cr Brticevic said.

“I urge everyone, even if you’re only displaying mild symptoms, to go and get tested,” he said.

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