COVID-19 testing clinics open at Berala, Lidcombe and Wentworthville

WSLHD Community Health nurse Fay Jelley and SydPath nurse Azhar Edan at the Berala COVID-19 clinic.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has opened three testing clinics this week in Berala, Lidcombe and Wentworthville to provide more testing options for local residents.

The Wentworthville walk-in clinic located at 69 Veron St, Wentworthville (behind the Wentworthville Community Centre) was quickly opened to support increased testing, after a number of venues in the area were highlighted as venues of concern by NSW Health.

The Berala walk-in clinic outside the Berala Public School Hall (216 Harrow Road) opened on 5 January and a drive-through clinic opened in Lidcombe (Sydney University Cumberland Campus, 39 Weeroona Road, entry via Gate 3) on 6 January.

All three clinics will be open every day with the Wentworthville and Berala walk-in clinics operating from 8am – 8pm and Lidcombe drive-through clinic operating from 8am – 5pm.

Operating hours have also been extended across many western Sydney sites, including drive-through clinics at Merrylands Park now open until 10pm and Auburn 48 Boorea St open until 8pm.

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

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

WSLHD acting Chief Executive Dr Emma McCahon said the District is committed to providing safe, easy, and convenient access to testing for all.

“We operate a combination of drive-through and walk-in clinics across Western Sydney so everyone has easy access to testing.”

There are now 29 testing clinics across Western Sydney Local Health District – find your nearest one here. If the nearest testing clinic is busy, where possible, go to another clinic in the area to get tested quicker. Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news at the NSW Health website.

Dr McCahon thanked Sydney University, Cumberland City Council and other partners for their assistance in opening these new testing clinics.

WSLHD is working closely with Cumberland City Council and community leaders to communicate COVID-19 messages to the local community including translated materials.

COVID-19 clinic screening staff Fay Jelley and Azhar Edan.

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

Face masks are now mandatory in indoor settings such as shopping (retail, supermarkets and shopping centres); public/shared transport; indoor entertainment (including cinemas and theatres); places of worship and hair and beauty salons. Face masks will be provided to people who are attending western Sydney testing clinics to receive a test.