Armidale locals will now have access to increased COVID-19 testing with the recommencement of the drive-through clinic at Armidale Hospital, starting Monday 27 July 2020.
Public Health Physician, Dr Tony Merritt said the new clinic will assist efforts to identify any reintroduction of COVID-19 in the community.
"With new cases of COVID-19 recently confirmed in the Hunter area, it is vital people continue to present for testing if experiencing symptoms to limit the spread of the virus.
"Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, is urged to get tested.
"Even those with mild symptoms such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose are encouraged to arrange testing," he said.
The Armidale clinic will operate 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday, however hours may be extended to meet demand.
People should call 0427 923 080 during operating hours to book an appointment before attending the clinic.
Everyone is encouraged to continue to follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine, and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing, coughing or sneezing into their elbow, and regularly washing their hands.