Tuesday, 10 August 2021
IN order to ease pressure and reduce waiting times at COVID-19 testing clinics in Armidale, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced screening is now available at the Laverty Pathology clinic in Uralla and at the Guyra Multi-Purpose Service (MPS).
“Since the announcement of the Armidale Regional LGA lockdown on Saturday there has been well over 1,000 residents tested across the city’s three clinics each day,” Mr Marshall said.
“The trade-off for that huge volume of people has been extensive waiting times, which is inconvenient but necessary if we are to successfully identify and monitor any new infections.
“In order to reduce the number of people travelling to Armidale for testing, Laverty Pathology Uralla, which is located on Bridge Street, has commenced a walk-in testing clinic, operating Monday to Friday, 7.30am 3.30pm.
“Yesterday 186 samples were taken at that Uralla clinic, which is outstanding.
“In Guyra residents can now be tested at the new MPS drive-through service, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11.30am. You need to book an appointment by calling 6738 4000.
“Due to the number of tests being done across the State, it can take up to 48 hours for results to come back. In that time, those who have been tested should be adhering to the stay-at-home-order.
“A big thank you to everyone in the region, you are all doing an amazing job adhering to the lockdown requirements.
“I know this is difficult and frustrating, but if we all do our part, we can come out of this next weekend.”
A list of the local COVID-19 testing clinics and their operating times can be found on the NSW Government’s website.
For information on the lockdown requirements visit the NSW Health website www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/armidale-region-restrictions