Locals urged to get tested

The Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Mobile Testing Clinic continues its trek across the region, while the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) pleads for people to come forward to be tested.

Young District Hospital Manager Belinda Downey is urging community members in Young and the Hilltops region to get tested.

"We need to get tested so that we keep COVID 19 out of our community and protect all community members who live here," Ms Downey said.

"Testing is critical to help minimise the risk of community to community transmission and to stop the spread."

Murrumburrah-Harden Multipurpose Service Manager Kerry Menz echoed Ms Neal's sentiments saying, "Everyone must do what they can to protect themselves and those who are most at risk."

Boorowa residents are also being asked to have the test.

"I encourage people to get tested if they have any symptoms of a respiratory illness such as a sore throat, or cough," Boorowa Multipurpose Service Manager Cecelia Walsh said. "It's important that we diagnose possible cases of COVID -19 early to protect our community, especially the elderly and vulnerable people here."

While the mobile clinic is visiting many of the smaller towns and villages that do not have ready access to testing, across Hilltops the community has access to COVID testing through local General Practitioner (GP).

Members of the community can call the Murrumbidgee Covid-19 hotline on 1800 831 099 to arrange an appointment at their nearest testing centre, whether that be a clinic or a GP practice.