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Covid testing urged

Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and if you're showing any symptoms of Covid-19 make sure you get tested.

NSW Health is urging everyone in Cumberland with mild respiratory symptoms to come forward and get tested for covid-19.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said it doesn’t matter how mild your respiratory symptoms are, if you have unexplained chills or fever, a scratchy, itchy or sore throat or bit of a cough, get tested.
There have been 69 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Cumberland.
The Premier has also announced that from Friday, May 15, the following will be allowed: Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people; Cafes and restaurants can seat 10 patrons at any one time; Up to 5 visitors to a household at any one time; Weddings up to 10 guests; Indoor funerals up to 20 mourners, outdoor funerals up to 30; Religious gatherings/places of worship up to 10 worshippers; Use of outdoor equipment with caution; and Outdoor pools open with restrictions.
Dr Chant backed the move to cautiously lift the restrictions, and urged people to be vigilant.
“The chief health officers of the Commonwealth and States supported by experts have prepared advice on the way forward,” Dr Chant said.
“As we take this next step we need to continue to work together – governments, community, business and NGOs – with high rates of testing, social distancing and adherence to other public health measures like handwashing and staying at home if you show even slight symptoms.”