NSW Govt introduces pop-up COVID-19 testing for truckies

Monday, 31 August, 2020

NSW Govt introduces pop-up COVID-19 testing for truckies

Dedicated pop-up testing clinics in Narrandera and Tarcutta will help freight workers get tested for COVID-19. The testing clinics will be open seven days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm, with extended hours from Monday, 31 August 2020. The NSW Government is working with the freight industry to introduce safety measures for freight workers during the pandemic.

The Freight Movement Code for the Domestic Border Controls encourages workers to carry out voluntary COVID-19 testing every seven days. More freight pop-up clinics will be established in future, across Greater Sydney, Central West and South East NSW. Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the additional pop-up clinics will make it easier for workers in the industry to get tested.

“The freight industry has pulled out all the stops during this challenging time to ensure food and household supplies, as well as important medical supplies, get to where they are needed most — and we want to ensure we are giving them the support they need to keep doing that,” Toole said.

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