Kite Festival: It is back this year, so get your kites ready, or start making some for the Reach for the Sky Australia Day Kite Festival at Northparkes Oval from 8 – 11am on Wednesday, 26th January. Kites will also be available for purchase on the day. For more information contact 0448 166 016.
Register Positive Covid Test Results: Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is required to register the result on the Service NSW website or by using the Service NSW app. “This will enable NSW Health to provide you with advice on self-isolation and managing COVID-19 symptoms at home, to connect high risk people to clinical care services and to help inform the ongoing public health respons. Most people do not need a PCR test to confirm they are positive for COVID-19. If you are under 65 years of age, have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, do not suffer from any chronic health conditions and are not pregnant, you may be able to safely manage COVID-19 at home. Contact your GP or call the NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933 if you are pregnant, or if you have a chronic condition. Visit nsw.gov.au
COVID-19 vaccination for children: Children aged between five and 11 years old started to receive COVID-19 vaccinations last week. The bulk of the children’s vaccination program will be delivered through general practitioners and pharmacies, with Aboriginal Medical Services and Western NSW Local Health District’s (WNSWLHD) vaccination hubs and mobile clinics also playing a role. Children aged between five and 11 will receive two, specially-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine, eight weeks apart. Parkes is one of six satellite sites along with Mudgee, Cowra, Walgett, Cobar and the 4Ts (Tottenham, Tullamore, Trundle, Trangie) that will host clinics, while the mobile service will target smaller and more remote communities. More information visit the NSW Health website.