Yarrawonga Chronicle

New COVID-19 testing clinic

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Simon Crawford, from Yarrawonga Fire Bigrade said; “It has been a fantastic opportunit­y to work with Yarrawonga Health and be able to assist with such an important service that helps protect the health of our community”.

Yarrawonga Health have provided the Yarrawonga / Mulwala and surroundin­g communitie­s with COVID-19 testing since the beginning of the pandemic. This new location increases safety for both staff and the community by reducing traffic on local roads in residentia­l areas and provides enhanced capacity for Yarrawonga Health to respond to increased demand, particular­ly ahead of peak tourism season.

Elaine Mallows, Yarrawonga Health Chief Executive Officer, said the health service is incredibly proud to have strong community relationsh­ips that help them provide such an important service for our wider community.

“COVID-19 testing is just one of the ways that help us keep safe as we navigate the next stages of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Mallows said.

With exposure sites in our region Elaine Mallows, urges our community members to not be complacent.

“Get tested if you have visited an identified exposure site or have any flu like symptoms, no matter how mild.”

Yarrawonga Health provides COVID-19 testing 7 days a week. If you display any COVID-19 symptoms or have visited an exposure site please visit the Yarrawonga Health website and pre-register then phone Yarrawonga Health on 5743 8111 – Option 0 to arrange an appointmen­t time. With increased community demand, from Monday 11th October bookings will no longer be required for COVID-19 testing.

To help protect our community, Yarrawonga Health and Yarrawonga Fire Brigade have collaborat­ed to re-locate the Yarrawonga Health COVID-19 testing clinic to the Yarrawonga Fire Brigade Running Track located at Woods Road, Yarrawonga.

 ?? ?? Yarrawonga Health Administra­tion Team Leader Narelle McIntosh with Yarrawonga Fire Brigade’s Simon Crawford and Yarrawonga Health Registered Nurse Michelle Bordignon.
Yarrawonga Health Administra­tion Team Leader Narelle McIntosh with Yarrawonga Fire Brigade’s Simon Crawford and Yarrawonga Health Registered Nurse Michelle Bordignon.

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