Stay informed on the latest COVID-19 updates
Cumberland City Council is urging residents to closely follow health advice to help contain the spread of COVID-19. As you may be aware, several residents in our Local Government Area have contracted the virus in suburbs including Berala, Greystanes and Smithfield.
Please follow the NSW Government’s health orders and guidance. Practise good hygiene, avoid large family gatherings and wear a mask to protect yourself, your family and others. If you are not wearing a mask in certain areas like shopping centres, public transport, places of worship, you can be fined $200, on-the-spot.
Please get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell. Self-isolate until you know your test result. Also, please do not go to work if you feel unwell.
NOTE: The following restrictions update comes into effect for the Greater Sydney Region from Friday 12 February 2020:
- Masks will only be mandatory on public transport (including rideshare vehicles and taxis), but is strongly encouraged in other indoor venues where social distancing is not possible.
- 1 person per 2sqm will apply at all venues, except for gyms
- Weddings and funerals will still be subject to a 300 person cap.
Testing clinics in Cumberland Local Government Area include:
Auburn Community Health Care Centre Drive Through Testing Clinic
Norval Street, Auburn: 8.30am-4pm, open Monday to Friday
Auburn Drive-Through Testing Clinic
48 Boorea Street, Auburn: 8am-4pm, OPEN EVERY DAY
Merrylands Drive Through Testing Clinic
Corner of Burnett Street and Merrylands Road, Merrylands: 8am-5pm, OPEN EVERY DAY
Smithfield Drive Through Testing Clinic
63 Long Street, Smithfield: 7.30am-3.30pm, open Monday to Friday. Closed on Public Holidays.
Wentworthville Walk-in Testing Clinic
69 Vernon Street, Wentworthville, 8am - 8pm, OPEN EVERY DAY
All ages are welcome. No booking or GP referral is required. Testing is free. No Medicare Card is needed.
For information on how to find a testing clinic visit the NSW Government website.
Be a Good Neighbour
People often feel disconnected from each other at the best of times. And now, with social distancing and restrictions on gatherings during the COVID pandemic, it can be even harder to maintain relationships with those around you. There’s never been a more important time to reach out to your neighbours.
If you have a neighbour or know someone who is alone or isolated, especially those in the vulnerable and at-risk categories, or just doing it tough, fill out the Good Neighbour Calling Card and drop it under their door to let them know you’re around if they need any help.
What help you can offer is up to you. It could be picking up some groceries or supplies, walking their dog, posting mail, providing translating support or just having a friendly chat over the phone.
The card also includes important tips to keep you safe if you are receiving assistance.