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Southern NSW Local Health moves to visitor screening


COVID-19 screening is in place for visitors to Southern NSW Local Health District health services.

All staff and visitors are required to wear a mask.

While visitors from red zones will not be permitted into health facilities, anyone needing medical assistance will be seen, regardless of where they have travelled from.

Southern NSW Local Health District will continue to adjust visitor protocols as the Northern Beaches cluster evolves. Visitation exceptions may be made on compassionate grounds.

 SNSWLHD is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches – to self-isolate and seek COVID19 testing, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

There is no longer a requirement to schedule appointments at most of the District’s COVID19 testing sites. Callers to the SNSWLHD 1800 318 248 COVID line will be provided with information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations.

To protect lives & stay safe: Stay in if you are unwell, Arrange to get tested. Maintain physical / social distancing. Download the COVIDSafe app.

It’s OK to get tested more than once, if you have symptoms at different points in time. If you’re unwell – call Southern COVID line on 1800 318 248 or use our enquiry form https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/additional-pages/covid-19-testing-enquiry-form about a COVID 19 test today.

For a list of testing clinics in the Southern NSW Local Health District Area click on https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19


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