If you have concerns about your health, or the health of a family member or friend in NSW, please contact:
- The Healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 for further advice.
- If English is not your main language and you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be transferred to Healthdirect.
From Monday 22 February 2021, the Australian Government will be rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations.
For information about the vaccination, including when and how you can get it, please visit the Department of Health.
Additional measures are in place to help slow the spread of the Covid-19 and save lives. Before hosting a party or opening your business, please check the below:
What you can do now:
- follow the rules about visiting other households, self-isolation and quarantine
- practise good hand hygiene and physical distancing
- take extra care if you’re around vulnerable people
- get tested if you have any symptoms and stay home while you are waiting for test results.
Covid-19 Drive Through Testing Clinic
Anyone with even mild cold-like symptoms should be tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat and shortness of breath.
Sydney Olympic Park
Bus Bay B, Edwin Flack Drive, Sydney Olympic Park
The clinic is open 7 days a week from 8.30am – 4pm.
Open: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.
No bookings are required.
NSW Health recommends the best way to protect yourself is with good hygiene, including:
- Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
- cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow
- avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Practice ‘social distancing’, which means keeping a space between you and other people of 1.5m.
- If you develop flu-like symptoms, self-isolate and get tested.
NSW Health provides up-to-date resources to help navigate seniors through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click here for regular updates with advice for older people.
Click here for information on how to get a referral to speak with someone about the types of services you can access.
Click here for information on why its still ok to have health care in the home.
The Government is providing additional funding to support the mental health and well-being of all Australians. If you feel you are experiencing concerns due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), there are two organisations providing support services:
Disability Information Helpline
Have your disability services changed because of COVID-19? The Disability Information Helpline can help – call 1800 643 787. The Helpline is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST). Click below for information, including Auslan and Easy Read materials. More information.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Council facilities and sports fields have reopened with restrictions. Further information relating to booking sports fields is available here.
The Strathfield Council Library and Innovation Hub is open with restricted hours and conditions of entry. Click here for more information.
Council Rangers are enforcing strict hygiene measures in town centres in order to protect the community.
Until further notice, Strathfield Council’s Customer Service Centre is open for face-to-face assistance on Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm.
Customer Service staff will still be available, 8.30am – 5pm weekdays, on the phone on 9748 9999.
All visitors are requested to wear face masks.
Additionally, we are cleaning commonly touched surfaces every 2 hours and hand sanitiser stations are available at all touch points.
We encourage customers who have any flu-like symptoms to consider completing your Council transactions online, or by calling 9748 9999.
Council is working with the community in a number of ways to ease financial burdens at this time, including free of charge inspections of food premises. Anyone experiencing financial hardship in regards to transactions with Council, are encouraged to call Council to discuss options best suited to your situation, on 9748 9999.
Waste Collection services are running as usual. Residents are reminded to only place your bins out for collection the night before, and to retrieve them off the street as soon as possible after collection.
Residents who allow their bins to overflow will be cautioned, and fines may apply if the practice continues.
Until further notice, the Strathfield Connector is running on a reduced timetable, arriving at bus stops every 60 minutes, between 7am – 7pm.
Extra hygiene measures have been implemented including the availability of hand sanitiser and the sanitisation of surfaces every 2 hours.
Police are there to support the safety and wellbeing of the whole community at this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Any breaches will be considered serious and responded to and acted upon by police. There are several new rules that apply.
These rules are about many things such as social distancing, going out of the home for non-essential reasons, quarantining or isolating yourself if you have come into Australia from overseas and following personal hygiene.
Police have the power to issue a penalty infringement notice, or an on the spot fine, if a person is not doing what the new laws and Ministerial directions require. This is a fine of $1,000.00 for individuals or $5,000.00 for businesses.
To know more visit: nsw.gov.au/covid-19.
Stay Home Stay Safe
The healthdirect Symptom Checker asks questions to determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19.
The Federal Government has also set up a hotline for people wanting information – 1800 020 080 operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.
For dedicated coronavirus testing collection centre locations in NSW, please click here.
SBS has launched a multi-lingual portal for information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) which can be accessed here.