Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 

COVID-19 Testing in NSW

See –National Guidelines for Public Health Units

Please note 

  • We are not equipped to carry out testing on suspected coronavirus patients at this practice.
  • Testing options include
    • Self-collection kits 
    • Drive-through collection centers
    • Pathology collection centres
    • Respiratory and Fever Clinics

Please call and speak to a doctor for further advice.

Testing Criteria

NSW Health recommends that anyone with respiratory symptoms or unexplained fever should be tested for COVID-19.

This is especially important for:

  • anyone who lives or works in a high risk setting, including healthcare facilities, aged care and other residential facilities, schools, prisons, and other closed settings
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people who are close contacts of a confirmed case or who have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • anyone admitted to hospital
  • people who reside in areas for increased testing and surveillance (Note: these areas are updated weekly).

Please make sure any health care or aged care workers or residents are noted on the laboratory request form so their test can be prioritised.

Asymptomatic people do not require testing, except in special circumstances such as recovered cases wishing to return to work in a health care facility, aged care facility or other high-risk clinical setting, or the person is part of a public health unit outbreak investigation

 

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Patients who do not fulfill the criterion for testing, please:

  • self-isolate until 24 hours after symptoms resolve
  • self-monitor using the healthdirect Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker
  • call GP if any changes to condition.

Please check these websites for up to date information: