More mobile testing and visitor restrictions have been introduced by a Riverina health service in response to the spike in Victorian coronavirus cases.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District will not allow anyone who has travelled to Melbourne in the last 14 days to visit its aged care facilities or hospitals.
Staff members will also need to be symptom-free for a fortnight before returning to work if they visited Victoria's capital.
"After the great work that Murrumbidgee residents have done to limit the transmission of the virus, it is critical that we take these precautionary steps to keep our patients safe," chief executive Jill Ludford said.
Executive director of medical services Len Bruce said mobile testing clinics would increase testing in border towns.
"Detecting the virus early is a priority for us in the Murrumbidgee and will help us to take early intervention to stop the spread," Dr Bruce said.
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The health service reminds people to follow the rules around gatherings, maintain physical distance when they are out and about, and wash their hands frequently and thoroughly.
Anyone who feels unwell can call the Murrumbidgee COVID hotline on 1800 831 099 to arrange an appointment at their nearest testing centre, whether that be a clinic or a GP practice.
A Murrumbidgee mobile testing clinic will be held in Howlong on Saturday, June 27, at Lowe Square between 10am and 3.45pm.
Other confirmed clinics over the next 10 days include:
Holbrook MPS (hospital) 10am- 2pm, Monday, June 29
Holbrook 10 Mile Creek Gardens (north side of 10 Mile Creek near toilet block), 1.45pm-3.30pm, Saturday, July 4
Henty MPS (hospital) 9.15am-11am, Monday, July 6
Lockhart MPS (hospital) 1pm-3pm, Monday, July 6
Finley (east end of Pinnuck Street East) 9am-12.30pm, Tuesday, July 7
Berrigan (Chanter Street - Riverina Highway - outside the council chambers in the library car park, 1.15pm-4pm, Tuesday, July 7
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