Managing the Risk of Coronavirus in our community

This page has been established to provide relevant information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)  for the Parkes Shire community.

It will be regularly updated as relevant information comes to hand.

For the latest information on the coronavirus, including updates, alerts and resources visit the Federal Government's Department of Health Website and the NSW Health website.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is advising the public that Phase 1b of the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout commences in the region this coming Monday, March 22, 2021.

How to minimise the risk of spreading or contracting Coronavirus

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching flu or other respiratory illness:

  • Vigourously clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get tested if you have a cough, sore/scratch throat, shortness of breath or fever. Self isolate until you get your test result.


A drive through COVID-19 testing clinic has been established at 124 Webb Street, Parkes NSW.

The clinic will operate from 10am to 12pm Monday to Friday.

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Services and Programs

These are difficult and stressful times - below is a list of the NSW mental health services and support programs available:

For more information about the services and support programs available, please click the button below.