Target Donates: With the sad news that Target stores in Parkes and Forbes will be closing, Parkes store Manager Kristy Harvey donated excess stock to Currajong Disability Services (CDS). The donation included everything from Christmas decorations to homewares. Kristy and Target have established a relationship over the years with CDS with numerous donations and support. “We love Target and all they do for us and the community here in Parkes,” said Cherie Willis of CDS. “It will be sad if they go and a big loss to the town.”
Get the test, then get the text: In the last four weeks, there were 9,033 tests per- formed across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), with no positive cases identified. WNSWLHD Health Protection Manager, Priscilla Stanley is urging anyone having a test to consider receiving negative test results by text message, within 24 hours for many. “Everyone who has a test is asked to isolate until they receive their results. If people have a positive result, they are contacted by a public healthcare worker who will provide information on what happens next. With school holidays, restrictions easing and more people travelling again, it is extremely important that we remain vigilant. If you have family or friends coming to visit, be mindful of COVID-19 symptoms and encourage them to get tested if they have any.” Testing is available at hospitals and from mobile services, as well as from many GP surgeries. If you’re in doubt, speak to your doctor or call our Western LHD’s Public Health helpline on 1300 066 055.
A Safe Road Trip With A Caravan: Caravanning is more popular than ever, however, towing a caravan is far more complex than simply hitching one to your vehicle. “Towing a caravan adds significant weight to your vehicle,” said Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary for Safety, Environment and Regulation Tara McCarthy. “It requires careful planning and loading and puts additional responsibilities on a driver to manage safety. Remember to weigh your vehicle and your caravan at a weigh station, correctly load your caravan to meet safety ratings and requirements and do any necessary safety checks before and during your trip.” For more information on how to safely tow a caravan please visit the Centre for Road Safety website roadsafety. transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/drivers/caravan-safety/index.html