A testing clinic for Covid-19 will be set up in Deniliquin
A testing clinic for Covid-19 will be established in Deniliquin as the Murrumbidgee Local Health District look to expand the number of clinics in the region.
Edward River Council Mayor Norm Brennan said the move was confirmed in a meeting with the MLHD CEO, Jill Ludford, this week.
"They have established testing clinics and Griffith and Wagga, with more clinics to be opened across the district over the coming weeks," he said.
"Jill did indicate that Deniliquin would have a testing clinic, so we are trying to find a spot for them."
Councillor Brennan said Council have ideas for where the Clinic could be set up, but no confirmation at this point in time.
The MLHD continued to provide up-to-date information about Covid-19 in the region and confirmed there has been no positive results for the virus in the region.
Their advice message remains consistent:
"Members of the public who believe they have may have contracted the COVID-19 virus (ie: who are returned travellers, or who have come in contact with a confirmed case and are showing symptoms: fever, sore throat, dry cough and shortness of breath) are advised in the first instance to:
- call HealthDirect 1800 022 222, where a nurse will triage them over the phone and advise as needed or
- call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099, where patients will be triaged and if testing is warranted, will be booked into an appointment based on location
- contact your GP to arrange an appointment and let them know in advance if you have symptoms.
People contacting the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline will be triaged, and if testing is warranted, booked into an appointment for testing."