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Bega free COVID testing clinic now open daily 9-5

Bega's drive-through COVID testing clinic at SERH.
Bega's drive-through COVID testing clinic at SERH.

The free drive-through COVID testing clinic at South East Regional Hospital is now open daily 9am until 5pm.

The clinic is located prior to the main drop off area at SERH, 4 Virginia Dr, Bega. Follow the signs.

There is no longer a requirement to schedule appointments at most of the district's COVID-19 testing sites.

Southern NSW Local Health District is urging anyone feeling unwell - even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches - to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

These testing sites include Goulburn Base Hospital, Queanbeyan District Hospital, Eurobodalla Health Service (Moruya), South East Regional Hospital (Bega), Cooma District Hospital, Jindabyne Clinic and Yass District Hospital as well as the 'pop-up' clinics at Hanging Rock and Crookwell.

A number of smaller COVID testing sites will still be by appointment only (Pambula Hospital, Bombala MPS and Eden) - call 1800 999 880 (option 2).

For more details on the district's clinics and COVID response, click here

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It remains essential that everyone maintains social distancing and good hygiene to minimise the risk of spread between people. People can unwittingly pass COVID-19 to others if they are incubating the virus or have very mild symptoms.

There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and loved ones:

If you have even mild symptoms, a cold or cough, get tested and stay home until you're cleared

Keep your 1.5m distance from others at all times even if you are well

If you have been in Victoria, don't mix with other people until two weeks has passed

Practise good hand hygiene at all times

Consider wearing a mask if you are in a situation where you cannot socially distance.

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