I have had a number of questions asked via a recent Facebook post and thought I would post below the answers I have to date. There are others you may have so feel free to ask – there are still some I am awaiting clarification and specific details on.
COVID-19 continues to dominate the news and be of concern in our community. We all need to do our bit to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Whilst current cases are linked to the NWRH – we know there have been cases in the North West community. I have some important messages for you all and we are all relying on each other to prevent further cases and an outbreak in this area.
I have been hearing from a number of people that they are having difficulties downloading the app. I am in no way a tech expert! That level of skill is way above my pay grade – however here are a few tips which may be of assistance gleaned through my own research.
We know today there are 3 positive cases of COVID-19 that have been detected in recent testing in our community. Whilst the cases are linked to the NWRH – they are in our community. I have some important messages for you all and we are all relying on each other to prevent further cases and an outbreak in this area.
The NWPH maternity services are still being deeply cleaned and restocked and staffed and therefore are NOT open yet. All women due to birth soon should be re-locating to Launceston to ensure timely access to care and a full range of maternity services. The LGH provide an excellent maternity service and are working hard to ensure NW women are welcomed and well cared for.
COVID-19 TESTING BUS WILL BE IN YOUR AREA THIS WEEK
The COVID-19 testing bus will be in Smithton and available for bookings through the Public Health Hotline – 1800 671 738 – there will be NO WALK-UP TESTING.
In Smithton, the bus will be located at Smithton Wellbeing Indoor Recreation & Leisure Centre (SWIRL), 110 Nelson Road, Smithton. Entry is only via the rear entrance via Grey Street and exit onto Nelson Street.
One in five Australian households have reported buying more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to new data released today.
National polling by YouGov Galaxy, commissioned by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) found that a majority of these households also reported drinking more than usual and had concerns about their alcohol use and the drinking of others in their household.