Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has opened a new drive through COVID-19 clinic at Blacktown International Sportspark that will operate late into the night to provide more testing options for local residents.
The latest drive-through clinic will be open from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week. The clinic is accessed via Gate C at the sporting complex on Eastern Road, Rooty Hill.
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.
The latest testing site follows the opening of three new clinics in WSLHD last week:
- Wentworthville walk–in clinic: 69 Veron St, Wentworthville, behind the Wentworthville Community Centre, open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week
- Berala walk-in clinic: Berala Public School at 216 Harrow Road, open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week
- Lidcombe drive-through clinic: Sydney University Cumberland Campus, 39 Weeroona Road, Lidcombe, accessed via Gate 3, open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week
Operating hours have also been extended across many western Sydney sites.
WSLHD acting chief executive Dr Emma McCahon said the district is committed to providing safe, easy and convenient access to testing for all who need it.
“We are rapidly opening new testing clinics wherever they are needed across western Sydney in response to the latest cases.”
Dr McCahon thanked staff for their fast work, and Blacktown City Council and other partners for their assistance in opening the new testing clinics.
There are now 31 testing clinics across WSLHD – find your nearest one here. If the nearest testing clinic is busy, where possible, go to another clinic in the area to get tested sooner. 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 and/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 premises.