Covid-19 testing clinic launching in Picton tomorrow

Visiting a testing clinic is incredibly important. Picture: John Veage
Visiting a testing clinic is incredibly important. Picture: John Veage

Anyone who has visited one of several south-west Sydney Covid-19 hotspots recently is urged to get tested at a new drive-through clinic.

Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith announced on his Facebook page tonight (Monday, July 13) that Picton's Victoria Park would house a coronavirus testing facility for the rest of the week.

The Picton Hotel was closed today after learning a person who had contracted Covid-19 had visited the pub.

The patron tested positive for the virus after visiting the Crossroads Hotel in Casula on July 3.

The individual also attended the Picton Hotel during their infectious period, using the gaming room on July, 4, 9 and 10.

Picton Hotel is currently closed for cleaning.

The Crossroads Hotel car park has become a pop-up testing clinic, and is seeing large queues of people attending the site to get tested.

Mr Smith urged anyone who visited several locations where Covid-19-positive people had been, or anyone who had come into contact with people who had visited those locations since July 3 to get tested as soon as possible.

"Drive-through Covid-19 testing [will be] in Picton tomorrow until Saturday," he posted.

"From 8.30am until 6pm tomorrow until Saturday, there will be drive-through Covid-19 testing at Victoria Park, otherwise known as Picton Showground, at 185 Menangle Street, Picton.

"If you have come into contact with anyone from the Picton Hotel, Tahmoor Pharmacy 4 Less, Narellan Town Centre or visited the Crossroads Hotel in Casula in the last ten days, please get tested."

Testing is also available at Campbelltown Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and Fairfield Hospital.