Not everyone needs to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Our dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) triage nurse has screened a significant number of community members - who asked to be tested - but who did not meet the criteria.

The current case definition for COVID-19 includes fever or acute respiratory infection with shortness of breath or cough; international travel in the 14 days before the onset of illness or close or casual contact in that period with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

In order to support us to continue to help the sickest and most vulnerable within our community, we ask that you: do not present for testing when you do not meet the case definition.

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