Testing for COVID-19 available for all people with respiratory symptoms in NSW

New South Wales is increasing testing for COVID-19 by expanding the testing criteria to include all individuals – particularly healthcare, aged care or other high-risk workers – with symptoms of acute respiratory illness including fever, cough, shortness of breath tiredness or sore throat.
This is due to NSW doubling its laboratory testing capacity from 4000 tests per day to 8000 per day.
Even people with mild symptoms are being encouraged to come forward for testing to help identify as many COVID-19 cases in the community as possible.

Dr Lachlan Soper