- UPDATE: This story was updated on 18 November to reflect the new clinic location.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has today opened another drive-through testing clinic in Rouse Hill to provide more convenient access to COVID-19 testing.
The clinic has been rapidly opened in response to traces of COVID-19 being detected as part of the state’s sewage detection program in the Hills District.
The latest drive-through clinic will be open 8am-5pm, seven days a week at Baulkham Hills Netball Courts, Wellgate Avenue, Kellyville.
This clinic is wheelchair accessible, all ages are welcome, and no booking or GP referral is required.
WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said the District is committed to providing safe, easy and convenient access to testing for all who need it.
“We are actively monitoring the situation in the Hills District and are encouraging anyone who lives, works, or is active in this area to get tested immediately if COVID-19 symptoms develop,” Graeme said.
“We set up this clinic in under 24 hours to ensure we stay on top of COVID-19 in Western Sydney Local Health District. We continue to be ready to rapidly open other clinics if necessary.
“Thank you to the Hills Shire Council for their support with the opening of this latest clinic.”
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
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.
Western Sydney Local Health District thanks The Fiddler and Baulkham Hills Netball Association for their support in providing locations for our latest pop-up clinic.