With the worsening COVID situation and rise in case numbers, Parkes Shire Mayor has called on the community to keep on supporting each other and doing the right thing.
“We are lucky to have such a wonderful community who has banded together during such a difficult and concerning time,” said Mayor Ken Keith. “We need to continue supporting each other and doing our part by staying home and getting vaccinated. You can book your vaccination by visiting the NSW Health Eligibility Checker or contacting your local GP or pharmacy. We are all in this together – stay home and stay safe.”
Ken thanked all the amazing frontline workers who have been working tirelessly to keep our community safe. “You have all played a huge role during such difficult times.
“I would also like to thank the following businesses who have allocated resources to support the testing clinic and the vaccination clinic: Transport for NSW, CMOC Northparkes Mines, Services NSW, Fulton Hogan and Parkes Shire Council.”
The Mayor also thanked the volunteers who gave up their time last week to lend a helping hand at the testing clinic.
As the case numbers were up to 10 in Parkes by Wednesday, the Mayor said it was extremely important to remain vigilant and to keep informed on the locations of concern, which were regularly updated on the NSW Health website and Council’s Facebook page.
“If you have been to any of the locations of concern, please get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result. The community is urged to get tested if they have any symptoms at all, no matter how mild.
Council is aware that testing results are taking a few days to come back, but we need everyone to get tested. Thank you to those community members who have presented for testing already.”
The pop-up testing clinic will continue to operate from 10am – 3pm at the Parkes Showground.