Shepparton News

Schedule for day 13 tests released

- By Darren Linton

The Victorian Health Department, GV Health, Greater Shepparton City Council and schools have worked together to schedule critical day 13 coronaviru­s tests required to be released from quarantine.

Day 13 tests are required for people currently in isolation and a negative result is needed as part of their release from quarantine.

Anyone in isolation should rely on the informatio­n they receive from the Department of Health advising when their day 13 test should be completed.

To ensure the day 13 testing process runs smoothly, students linked to exposure sites at particular schools have been given specific times for when to get tested.

Only primary close contacts need to be tested on day 13 and not the whole household, unless someone has symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have been to another exposure site.

Students linked to the below school exposure sites are asked to get their day 13 tests at any of the testing locations during the times outlined below:

● St Mel’s Primary School between 8 am and 1 pm.

● Greater Shepparton Secondary College McGuire and Wanganui campuses — Years 7, 8 and 9 between 8 am and 1 pm, and Years 10, 11 and 12 from 1 pm onwards.

● Notre Dame College Knight Street Campus — Years 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 from 1 pm onwards.

● Bourchier Street Primary School between 8 am and 1 pm.

Parents with children in multiple year levels are asked to attend the time allocated for their youngest child. People unable to attend during the allocated times can make their way to a testing site when possible.

People who miss their day 13 COVID-19 test can still come forward to be tested following this time. Quarantine will end once a negative test result is received by the Department of Health and Human Services.

If you have not received clearance from DHHS following your test, call the department on 1800 675 398.

Testing locations

Shepparton Showground­s, High St, Shepparton (enter from Archer St) — drive-through site open from 8 am to 8 pm subject to demand.

Shepparton Sports Precinct,

two separate sites with two lanes at the netball courts and two lanes at the back of the soccer fields — drive-through site open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Harness Racing Track,

Goulburn Valley Hwy — drivethrou­gh site open from 9 am to 5 pm subject to demand.

Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, (enter from Murray Valley Hwy) — drive-through site open from 8 am to 8 pm.

GV Health Respirator­y Clinic,

Graham St, Shepparton — walk-up site open from 8 am to 4 pm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia