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COVID-19 clinic arrives in Port Douglas

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide, the Cairns Hinterland, Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) have rolled out their new mobile COVID-19 testing clinic to Port Douglas.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide, the Cairns Hinterland, Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) have rolled out their new mobile COVID-19 testing clinic to Port Douglas.

The van (previously used by the Oral Health team) is set up next to St Mary’s By the Sea Chapel, 8 Dixie St, Port Douglas and will be operating there from 9am-3pm until Friday 20 November, 2020.

To get tested at at this fever clinic, please contact the main COVID fever clinic booking number at (07) 4226-4781.

Please leave a message if the line is busy, and the CHHHS will call you back.

Appointments are strongly recommended, in order to reduce waiting times.

If you entered Queensland before 11:59pm 16 November, 2020 and were in a South Australian hotspot on or after Monday 9 November, 2020 you must get tested, even if you have no symptoms.

For more info on symptoms and the full list of other testing locations, head to: www.covid19.qld.gov.au

For information about Queensland’s response to the South Australian outbreak, including a detailed Q&A, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/…/cor…/current-status/sa-outbreak

If you have any concerns for your health, contact your GP, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or present to your closest emergency department.

COVID-Safe Businesses

Under the Public Health Directions it is mandatory for some types of businesses to operate under a COVID Safe Industry Plan. For other businesses it is mandatory to complete a COVID Safe Checklist with COVID Safe training.

If the services your industry provides have previously not been restricted by Public Health Directions you can continue to operate as you are now, in line with the health guidance set out by the Chief Health Officer and Queensland Health.

Douglas Shire Council encourages local business owners to be proactive with their COVID-safe plans and stay up to date with the Queensland Government resources.

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