Wimmera Health Care Group helping stranded truckies
The Wimmera Health Care Group has announced they will have set up a temporary pop-up tent for COVID-19 testing.
This will provide a safe environment for truck drivers to be tested separately from symptomatic community members and asymptomatic team members. Having this pop-up tent in the car park located off Read Street Horsham is directly in front of the current COVID-19 testing clinic.
Monday just gone many truck drivers were turned away at the boarder due to the sudden change to SA border conditions. This left the drivers stranded with no alternative but to drive back to Horsham for testing.
WHCG COVID Testing Clinic manager Bernie Taylor said the temporary fix will hopefully just be for a few days until a roadside testing service can be provided at Nhill.
Truck drivers can visit the testing tent any time between 7.30AM - 12:30PM this week.