Driver Testing Update: From 1st July 2020, driver testing bookings will be open to all customers across NSW. You will be able to book online, by phone or in person from this date. Service NSW are anticipating a high demand for the service and have currently been prioritising customers who had a test cancelled due to COVID-19. If you had a test that was cancelled, you’ll be contacted by the Service Centre to re-book. Alternatively, you can attend your local service centre, or call 13 22 13. For more information, visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/driver-testing-and-covid-19
COVID-19 Testing at Parkes: All residents in the Parkes Shire are encouraged to book a COVID-19 test if they currently have, or have recently had any of the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, and cough. To book an appointment time contact the Parkes COVID-19 testing clinic by calling 6861 2455 between 7:30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. For any concerns outside these hours please contact Healthdirect 1800 022 222, Western Public Health Helpline 1300 066 055 or Emergencies 000
Shooting Sports Back in Action: All shooting sports have now recommenced in Parkes, Forbes and Eugowra after being shut down since March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Meetings are held every Sunday at the Shooting Range in Parkes and Eugowra. For more information contact Parkes Gun Club and Sporting Shooters Association 6862 1969.
Blood Donations ‘Essential’: Every week Australia needs 29,000 blood donations. Take a life-saving leap and donate now. To make an appointment online visit www.donateblood.com.au or call 13 14 95.
It’s time to press play for fun in Parkes these school holidays: While a number of tourism operators are still on the road to reopening, the popular CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and Henry Parkes Centre museums will re-open to the public on Saturday, 4 July – just in time for the school holidays.
“Ahead of the July school holidays, we’ve put together a jampacked itinerary, full of free and fun activities to keep the whole family entertained in Parkes Shire,” said Cr Ken Keith OAM, Mayor of Parkes Shire. “Explore the wide-open spaces, iconic attractions, quirky experiences, engaging play areas and the fabulous local eateries and shopping outlets.”
Download the Press Play itinerary from the Visit Parkes website to take advantage of the school holiday special offers, visitparkes.com.au/whats-on/school-holidays/.