More testing sites


TWO extra sites have opened to boost COVID-19 testing capacity on the Mornington Peninsula.

Peninsula Health has opened a Dromana pop-up test site at Dromana Community Hall, 359 Point Nepean Road, Dromana. It’s open 8.30am-3.30pm, Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 July.

A Flinders pop-up test site is at Flinders Civic Hall, 54-56 Cook Street, Flinders. It’s open Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August with times to be advised.

These are additional to existing testing clinics on the peninsula.

Nepean MP Chris Brayne thanked members of the community for “following the rules during these difficult times and getting tested”.

“Remember, if you have the slightest of symptoms, get tested,” he said.

“If we continue to social distance, wear a mask, and get tested when we feel unwell, we will beat this virus.”

Other Peninsula Health testing sites are at:

On Sunday (26 July) the peninsula, with 80 recorded cases (13 active) of COVID-19 was the 25th highest in the state’s local government areas. Frankston with 74 cases (28 active) was 26th.

The Department of Health and Human Services does not release numbers for individual towns on the peninsula or Frankston city.

The state, on Sunday, recorded 10 deaths due to COVID-19, the highest one-day tally in Australia.

At the same time there were 459 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 8181.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 28 July 2020


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