Hunter New England Health has responded to questions from The Courier in relation to the detection of a positive COVID case in Narrabri.

The health service advised The Courier that there were no venues of concern as yet to report to the public.

However, they said the public health unit is still assessing this as part of investigations.


Drive-through testing has started in Narrabri following the detection of a positive COVID case in the community.

The case was announced on Wednesday evening and officially confirmed by authorities on Thursday.

However, it missed the 8pm cut-off for Thursday’s announcement of case numbers and was to be included in Friday’s pandemic statistics.

No new details in relation to the detection were available as of Friday morning. However, The Courier has submitted a number of questions to Hunter New England Health.

New information will be distributed by The Courier once it is available.

As reported previously, the person is no longer in Narrabri Shire and was being treated at Tamworth Hospital, NSW Health confirmed on Thursday.

Dr David Durrheim, of Hunter New England Health, previously advised that the person is listed as having a Queensland address but works in Narrabri. The person also recently visited Sydney.

Following the detection of a positive case in the Narrabri community, Narrabri District Health Service has urged people who have the slightest of symptoms to please come and get tested.

If people have a fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or loss of taste, headache, get tested for COVID 19 immediately and stay home.

Appointments are required at the testing centre. People can contact reception on 02 6799 2800.

Clinic hours are from 9am to 3.50 pm Monday to Friday and include this weekend for the same hours. A testing clinic will also operate at the same time on Monday.

Narrabri District Health Service asks people to call reception from 8.30am each morning to book an appointment.

“When you arrive for your appointment please stay in you car and the staff will phone you to come forward for a test,” the health service said.

“Please adhere to COVID safe rules by ensuring social distancing and wearing a mask.”

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