Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has once again commended members of the Eurobodalla community, with more than 420 cars turning out for COVID-19 testing at the Hanging Rock Pop-up Clinic today (photo) , after the recent positive cases linked to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club.
The strong turn-out comes on the back of 506 people being tested in the Eurobodalla yesterday (Monday, 20 July), with 377 people tested at the Batemans Bay Hanging Rock Pop-up Clinic and 129 at the Moruya Assessment Clinic. Southern NSW Local Health District is continuing to ask all patrons and staff who were at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July, to immediately be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of symptoms. To ensure people can get tested quickly, SNSWLHD will continue testing in Batemans Bay through the COVID-19 Pop-up clinic at the Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre) on Beach Road, Batemans Bay. The clinic will be open from daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm until further notice. The District is also opening a drive through clinic at Captain Oldrey Park, Broulee (entry via Elizabeth Drive) from 12pm to 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday 22 July), then 9am to 5pm until Friday, with the clinic to be reassessed. No booking or GP referral is required. While the testing hours at Moruya Hospital have also changed to daily 9:00am to 5:00pm; and will be extended daily depending on demand. The need for scheduled appointments across many of the District’s COVID-19 testing sites has been removed. Callers to the SNSWLHD 1800 999 880 COVID line will be provided with information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations. These sites include Goulburn Base Hospital, Queanbeyan District Hospital, Eurobodalla Health Service (Moruya), South East Regional Hospital, Cooma District Hospital, Jindabyne Clinic and Yass District Hospital.