New COVID-19 clinic at Emerton Leisure Centre

Swabbers ready to welcome cars at Emerton Leisure Centre.

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

The latest drive-through clinic will be open 9am-4pm, seven days a week at Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre, Emerton, accessed via Popondetta Road.

Testing is free, all ages are welcome, and no booking or GP referral is required.

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.

WSLHD Integrated and Community Health is also supporting the privately-run Quakers Hill drive-through clinic to now provide testing without a referral at 6 Melrose Ave, Quakers Hill.

The latest pop-up clinic will support increased testing in Western Sydney as NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant seeks to clamp down on community transmission.

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said the District is committed to providing safe, easy and convenient access to testing for all who need it, and thanked Blacktown City Council for their support opening this latest clinic.

“We are actively monitoring cases in Western Sydney and are preparing to set up more clinics and extend hours at our existing clinics to support more people to get tested,” Graeme said.

“We operate a combination of drive-through and walk-in clinics across the District to ensure everyone has easy access to testing.”

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.

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