Masks a requirement of visiting Blayney MPS

Protection: Georgia Calub, Barbie Furner-Hobby and Sophie Lambert outside Blayney Multipurpose Service. Photo: Mark Logan.
Protection: Georgia Calub, Barbie Furner-Hobby and Sophie Lambert outside Blayney Multipurpose Service. Photo: Mark Logan.

As debate rages about the wearing of masks in places such as shops, there's one location where wearing them will certainly help save lives.

As of Friday, July 24, the Western NSW Local Health District implemented the requirement for staff and visitors to wear face masks within all their facilities.

Health Service Manager at Blayney Multipurpose Service Kathy Hillier said so far everyone has been cooperating in wearing the masks.

"We have free masks available for visitors at the sign in counter and there are masks all throughout the centre for staff," she said.

Staff have been given training on how to don and doff the masks and how to help the elderly if they're experiencing problems.

"The use of masks does not mean physical distancing and hand washing or sanitising should not be adhered to," Mrs Hillier said.

"The safety or our staff, patients and visitors is our priority and all visitors and staff must pass all applicable screening processes in place including temperature checking."

The Western NSW Local Health District will be conducting a mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing service in Blayney on Thursday 30 July 2020 from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

The mobile service will be located in the Blayney Shire Community Carpark located at 41 Church Street, Blayney. Council is encouraging anyone with symptoms, which can include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, running nose or tiredness to get tested.

Testing is free and results normally take around 48 hours.

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