New COVID-19 clinic at Blacktown Showground

A swabber speaks to a consumer at a pop-up clinic that operated in Harris Park last month.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has today opened another pop-up COVID-19 clinic in Blacktown to provide more convenient access to testing.

The latest drive-through clinic will be open 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday and 9am-1pm Sunday at Blacktown Showground, accessed via Richmond Road, Blacktown.

Anyone arriving for testing is advised to stay inside their vehicle at all times. Health staff follow strict infection control protocols for the safety of themselves and others.

The latest pop-up clinic follows the success of the pop-up clinics continuing to run at locations including Castle Hill Showground, Parramatta Community Health Centre, Merrylands Park and Western Sydney University Parramatta South campus.

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy thanked Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology and Blacktown City Council for their assistance in opening the latest pop-up clinic.

“We are actively monitoring cases in Western Sydney and are prepared to set up more clinics to protect our community by providing safe, easy and convenient access to testing,” Graeme said.

There are now more than 20 testing clinics across Western Sydney Local Health District – find your nearest one here, and stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news at the NSW Health website.

If you have any symptoms, it is important you self-isolate and arrange to get tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a sore throat, cough, high temperature or unexplained tiredness.

Testing is free and a referral from your doctor is not necessary.

To help protect yourself against COVID-19, exercise the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Maintain 1.5 metres physical distance from others in public
  • Wear a face mask in public when physical distancing cannot be guaranteed