COVID-19 testing clinic pops-up at New Norfolk

A POP-UP mobile testing clinic for COVID-19 has opened at New Norfolk today (Tuesday). It will be available at the New Norfolk Rowing Club car park at 5 Page Ave, from 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow.

“While many lockdown restrictions were lifted at 6pm on Monday, it is still vitally important people get tested if they show any symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of how mild they may be and regardless of whether they are vaccinated,” Health Minister and deputy premier Jeremy Rockliff said this morning.

“People in New Norfolk and the surrounding areas who have cold or flu-like symptoms should go to the mobile clinic where they can be tested without requiring an appointment,” Mr Rockliff said.

Testing is also available at:
* Cris Fitzpatrick Memorial Park Tottenham Rd, Gagebrook. Open 9am to 6pm today, with no booking required. 
* Macquarie Point in Hobart. Open until 5pm. To make a booking for this clinic, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, or visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

Meanwhile, a vaccination clinic is also running at the New Norfolk District Hospital today and tomorrow from 9am to 5pm, where walk-ins are welcome.

Other community clinics in Southern Tasmania this week are:

  • Princes Wharf No. 1 (PW1), Hobart, 19 October, 9am to 5pm.
  • Your Church, Moonah, 19-23 October, 9am to 5pm.
  • Brighton Civic Centre, Bridgewater, 19 October 9am to 5pm.
  • Blundstone Arena, 21-22 October, 9am to 5pm.

” All clinics will take walk-in and booked appointments,” Mr Rockliff said. “Our greatest defence against COVID-19 is vaccination, and the more people vaccinated, the better the chances are we can avoid having to lock down in the future,” he said.

“If you haven’t already been vaccinated, please book in, to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community. Visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or call 1800 671 738 to book your vaccination.”

COVID-19 testing and vaccination is free. All you need is your Medicare card.

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