Forbes COVID testing clinic closed Christmas Eve

The COVID-19 testing clinic has relocated from the Showground to Church Street, and will be closed on Christmas Eve.
The COVID-19 testing clinic has relocated from the Showground to Church Street, and will be closed on Christmas Eve.

Forbes' drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic will be closed on Christmas Eve due to unforeseen circumstances, Western NSW Local Health District has advised.

They're asking anyone in Forbes requiring a COVID test - after one case was identified in the 24 hours to 8pm Wednesday - to attend the pop up clinic in Parkes.

The clinic at Parkes will operate from 9am to 12pm at Cheney Park, enter via Station Street.

Community members are reminded that due to increased demand there may be queues at drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics, not just in Orange and Forbes but all over the District.

We urge anyone who presents for a COVID-19 test to please prepare for the chance of waiting times at clinics and to be patient and respectful when corresponding with staff at those clinics.

Forbes Shire Council earlier advised Laverty Pathology's Forbes clinic would be closed from Christmas Day through to January 4.