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Extra fever clinic set up in Noosa to reduce wait times


The Queensland Ambulance Service has lept into action, follow reports of long lines and extended wait times at Sunshine Coast fever clinics this morning.

Noosa Shire Council says the QAS has set up a fever clinic at the Noosa Leisure Centre, in response to its request for additional testing capabilities in the region.

It comes as travellers from interstate queue up, following calls from health authorities for everyone who has been in Victoria since December 21 to get tested for COVID-19, and isolate at home or their accommodation until they receive a negative result.

The new pop-up clinic opened at midday today.

"This will go a long way to getting the large number of interstate visitors tested and help reduce the lengthy queues," a statement on Council's Facebook page reads.

The Queensland Ambulance Service has also taken to social media to let people know the opening hours of the new site.

"If you are in the Sunshine Coast area, we will be operational from midday today until 5pm and will reopen on Wednesday morning at 7am," a post reads.

"We are located at the Noosa Leisure Centre, 9 Wallace Drive, Noosaville.

"You don’t require a GP referral to attend.

"This is not in response to any outbreaks but rather in support of increased testing Queensland Health has made available."


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