Pop-up testing in Ballarat
Our Rapid Response Testing Team (RRTT) will again set up a mobile COVID-19 testing facility in response to the concerning rise in cases in our region.
In the past, the RRTT has set up onsite at local businesses and for school staff prior to onsite learning going back last term.
Our RRTT can be allocated to industries or locations that the Department of Health and Human Services determines are most at risk of exposure or spread of an outbreak.
As announced by the Premier yesterday, Ballarat is experiencing a worrying rise in cases of COVID-19. To increase our city’s testing capacity, our RRTT has been deployed at the Sebastopol Dental Clinic.
Testing is by appointment only and is available for:
- Ballarat Health Services staff and their household members with symptoms
- Members of the public with symptoms
- People who have been advised by contact tracers to get tested (with or without symptoms)
Call 5320 8889 or staff can Request a call-back
Each day from 9 am - 4.00 pm
For more information on testing go to bhs.org.au/covid-19.
The welfare of our community, staff, patients, residents, and clients continues to be at the forefront of our response to COVID-19. We will continue to enforce strict infection prevention and control measures, along with visitor restrictions and screening at all Ballarat Health Services sites.
It remains imperative for everyone to protect our community and take the responsibility to get tested even if you have mild symptoms. Importantly, while you are awaiting test results, you must stay at home and isolate. Combining a test and a shopping outing or lunch with friends is a sure-fire way of spreading this virus within our community.
It remains extremely important that anyone, with even the mildest of symptoms, be tested for COVID-19.
Anyone showing symptoms must:
- self-isolate until they have their test
- self-isolate until they receive their negative test results
- self-isolate until symptoms resolve
The Ballarat community is reminded to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the restrictions put in place by the Victorian Government. For more information on current restrictions, visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus