COVID Update from Inverell Council
8 November 2021
AS cases of COVID-19 in the shire continue to increase, Inverell Shire Council’s deputy mayor Anthony Michael is urging residents to take care of themselves and others.
The number of positive COVID cases in Inverell LGA is now 60, with 26 cases having an unknown source. Inverell High School and Ross Hill Public School are closed due to confirmed cases.
“If you are feeling unwell, please don’t hesitate to get tested and self isolate until you have your results. Please also remember to use the COVID Check In app to assist with contact tracing and containing the spread,” Cr Michael said.
“Though we are experiencing a difficult time of uncertainty, by acting responsibly, looking after each other and staying safe, we will be able to enjoy the upcoming festive period.”
“Pleasingly, the drive-through testing station on Rifle Range Road is now operating with additional staff in support. The testing clinic staff are to be congratulated for doing a tremendous job under demanding conditions.”
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics are available this week, with UNE Life and Armajun Aboriginal Medical Centre hosting the clinics across the shire.
“Earlier today, Adam Marshall MP shared some interesting statistics on Inverell Shire’s COVID cases. Of the 60 positive cases in our LGA, 90 per cent are unvaccinated, 8 per cent have received their first dose and 2 per cent are fully vaccinated.”
The latest vaccination rates as at 8 November reveal 93.2 per cent of Inverell Shire residents have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, with 82.9 per cent of residents now double dosed.
Upcoming Pfizer walk-in vaccination clinics include:
- > Ashford Local Aboriginal Land Council | Wednesday 17 November 2021 | 9am to 12.30pm
- > Delungra Hall | Wednesday 17 November 2021 | 2pm to 4pm
- > Inverell Linking Together Centre | 17 Wattle Place, Inverell | Friday 19 November 2021 | 10am to 2pm
- > Tingha Town Hall | Ruby Street, Tingha | Thursday 11 November 2021 | 10am to 2pm
If attending a vaccination clinic, residents are asked to take their Medicare card, face mask, a hat and water bottle. Clinics are available for all residents over the age of 12.
“The message is: I urge you, your family and friends to please get vaccinated and help our community and out businesses back on track.”
For further information, contact:
Inverell Shire Council | PO Box 138 | Inverell NSW 2360 | 02 6728 8288 | Fiona.Adams@inverell.nsw.gov.au