QR Code Check In Mandatory at all FWLHD facilities from 12 July 2021
Everyone visiting a Far West LHD facility will be required to use the Service NSW QR Code to check in with their contact details as of Monday, 12 July 2021.
This requirement is being implemented to further improve the safety of our patients, carers, staff and the community in the event that contact tracing is required for a COVID-19 outbreak.
'This is a mandatory requirement by the NSW Government and is another protective layer for the health service and our communities in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak,' said Mr Umit Agis, Chief Executive, Far West LHD.
'Using the QR Code is relatively easy and we will have processes in place for people who do not have a smart phone. The public's patience and understanding as we implement this new entry requirement is appreciated,' he said.
The QR Code will be displayed at the entry for each FWLHD facility.
As well as showing the concierge/staff member your QR Code check-in 'green tick', all visitors will still go through current entry requirements for FWLHD facilities, including having their temperature checked and answering current screening questions.
Anyone who does not have a smart phone or is unable to use the QR Code, will be asked by a staff member/concierge to provide their details to be entered on the Service NSW check-in webform. A paper check-in form will be available in the absence of staff or web check-in service.
You are not required to provide contact details when entering a premises in response to an emergency.
Mr Agis urged everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves and their loved ones.
'Vaccination is our best protection against this virus and I urge everyone to check their eligibility and make an appointment to get vaccinated,' he said.
To register for a COVID-19 vaccination and subsequent appointment, go to the Federal Government's Vaccine Eligibility Check at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/ and complete the online registration (this is the quickest way to register) or phone +61 1800 602 001.
Mr Agis also reminded the public that anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms should immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If symptoms appear again, please be tested and isolate again.
Anyone can get a test at the COVID-19 Drive-Thru Clinic at the Community Health Centre, Broken Hill (entry via Crystal Lane) from 8am to 4pm every day of the week. There is a process and identified area in the Drive Thru to assess and swab clients if they walk in. Testing and screening is also available at the Royal Flying Doctor Base and Maari Ma.