Locals urged to get tested at Grenfell clinic

Belinda Wilson is one of the three community nurses doing the testing at the Grenfell clinic.

Belinda Wilson is one of the three community nurses doing the testing at the Grenfell clinic.

Residents in the Weddin Shire Council can now be tested at the Grenfell COVID-19 Clinic at the Community Health Centre.

The clinic has been opened by Western NSW Local Health District and Western NSW Primary Health Network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health officials are urging anyone in the Weddin area who are not feeling well to make use of the opportunity and get themselves tested.

"Anyone with respiratory symptoms - such as cough, sore/scratchy throat or shortness of breath - or unexplained fever should be tested for COVID-19," a Western NSW Local Health District spokesperson said.

The Grenfell clinic has three highly trained community nurses who are performing the tests on local residents.

According to Western NSW Local Health District symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore/scratchy throat and
  • shortness of breath.

Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
  • runny nose
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea/vomiting and
  • loss of appetite

Anyone who is suffering one or more of these symptoms is urged to contact the Grenfell on 0458 481 457.

The clinic is open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

The COVID-19 testing clinic in Grenfell is located at the Grenfell Community Health Service near the hospital.

The COVID-19 testing clinic in Grenfell is located at the Grenfell Community Health Service near the hospital.