Oran Park residents praised for increase in testing numbers

Oran Park residents praised for increase in testing numbers

NSW Health has praised Oran Park residents for stepping up their Covid-19 testing.

The department announced this morning that number of weekly tests in the suburb had almost quadrupled since the latest cluster had developed.

The Oran Park cluster reached 20 people today, with many of them linked to the Great Beginnings Childcare Centre on Laura street, and several others linked to Oran Park High School.

"NSW Health particularly thanks the Oran Park community for its brilliant response to our calls for increased testing," NSW Health said on Facebook.

"From August 1 to October 10 the average number of Covid-19 tests conducted each week among residents of Oran Park was 227, but during the week ending October 17 the number of tests increased almost fourfold to 895."

NSW Health called on surrounding suburbs to follow Oran Park's lead and get tested if they experience even the mildest of symptoms.

Great Beginnings will remain closed until October 28, NSW Health reported.

All staff and children who attended the childcare centrebetween October 2 and 13 (when the centre shut) are considered close contacts and must be tested immediately and self-isolate for a full 14 days from their last day of attendance, regardless of their test result.

Oran Park High School staff and students were also asked to self-isolate, and the school was thoroughly cleaned at the weekend.

There are several Macarthur locations which have visited by cases in the Oran Park cluster.

Anyone who attended a screening of the film Trolls at United Cinemas Narellan on Saturday, October 10 at 1.15pm is considered a close contact and must immediate get tested and self-isolate for a full 14 days, even if a negative test result is received.

Anyone who visited the following venues at the specified times is considered a potential close contact and should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. They must remain in isolation until receiving a negative test result.

  • Gregory Hills Hotel, October 9 (evening)
  • United Cinema, Narellan Town Centre, October 10, 12.50pm-3pm

Anyone who visited the following location is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. They must remain in isolation until receiving a negative test result.

  • Woolworths Oran Park, October 12, 6.40pm-6.55pm, 7pm-7.30pm

Travellers on the following public transport services on October 14 must also monitor for symptoms and get tested immediate if they develop. They must remain in isolation until receiving a negative test result.

  • Bus 840 from Oran Park Drive (South Street Circuit) to Campbelltown Station, 9.40am-10.10am
  • Bus 885 from Campbelltown Station to Bradbury, 10.15am-10.45am
  • Bus 885 from Bradbury to Campbelltown Station, 2pm-2.30pm
  • Buss 840 from Campbelltown Station to Oran Park, 3pm-3.30pm

Full details: nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

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