The Southern NSW Local Health District is opening a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic at Batemans Bay this weekend, January 9-10.
The drive-through clinic will be open from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Hanging Rock Sports Ground.
"Following the discovery of fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in a sewage treatment plant at Ulladulla, Southern Pathology IML in partnership with SNSW LHD will open a pop up testing clinic," a spokesperson said.
"There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area at this stage.
"Southern Pathology IML will be running this clinic. There is no need to register with the SNSW COVID Triage Service."
Community members seeking information on COVID testing clinics across Southern NSW LHD are encouraged to phone the SNSWLHD 1800 318 248 COVID line.
Callers will be provided with information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations as well as support to register for their local hospital based clinic.
For a list of testing clinics in the Southern NSW Local Health District Area, click here.
SNSWLHD is urging anyone feeling unwell - even with the mildest of symptoms - to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so that cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
Symptoms include a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches.
- Stay in if you are unwell
- Arrange to get tested
- Maintain physical / social distancing
- download the COVIDSafe app
It's OK to get tested more than once, if you have symptoms at different points in time.