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Look after your mental health

During these uncertain and challenging times, Mayor Ian North would like to remind the community to remember to look after your mental health.

“With restrictions currently in place, many people in our community are isolated from friends and family,” Mayor North said.

“It’s OK to feel overwhelmed, anxious, confused angry and lots of other emotions and I would like to encourage everyone to practice genuine self-care within your routine and seek help when needed.”

For immediate assistance:

  • Beyond Blue – 1800 51 23 48
  • Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
  • Domestic Violence Line – 1800 65 64 63
  • 1800RESPECT – 1800 73 77 32
  • Suicide Callback Service – 1300 65 94 67
  • NSW Domestic Violence Line – 1800 65 64 63 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Please remember to follow the public health orders currently in place and to get tested if you are feeling unwell. NSW Police are also conducting Operation Stay At Home in an effort to keep the region safe.

Get tested and stay at home

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Ian North has called on the community to get tested if you have even the mildest of cold or flu-like symptoms.

“I can’t stress enough how important it is that if you have even the mildest of cold or flu-like symptoms. With five confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported for Bathurst it is vital that if you’re feeling unwell, you get tested and isolate until you get your results.”

“Council has worked with NSW Health and a second testing clinic is now operating at Mount Panorama to ensure as many residents can be tested as quickly as possible.”

“With high testing numbers and continuing to follow the stay at home orders we can make a difference and help stop the spread of COVID in the community.  It is more important than ever not to have visitors to your home or mixing of households.”

“If you’re eligible, get vaccinated as soon as you can.”

“Can I also ask the community to continue to support our health care workers and those at the front line providing testing and vaccination services. They are delivering a vital service to help protect our community and must be thanked for the work they are doing,” Cr North said.

Testing clinic locations:

Two drive through clinics, Mount Panorama, Appointments not required

  • Monday          8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Tuesday         8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wednesday    8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday       8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Friday             8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Saturday        8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Sunday           8:00AM – 4:00PM

Bathurst Base Hospital 361 Howick Street, 2795, Appointments are not required.

  • Monday           9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Tuesday          9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wednesday     9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday         9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Friday              9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Saturday         9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Sunday            9:00AM – 4:00PM

Bathurst Respiratory Clinic 1470 Panorama Avenue, Ochre Health, CSU Appointment required

Monday and Wednesday afternoons only.

Please remember to follow the public health orders currently in place and to get tested if you are feeling unwell.  Symptoms include   fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell.

NSW Police are also conducting Operation Stay At Home in an effort to keep the region safe.

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