Fairfield Markets remain closed to prioritise COVID-19 testing clinic

Published on 31 July 2020

Nurse at the COVID-19 drive-through clinic

The Fairfield Markets will again not be held this weekend, to give priority access to the drive-through testing clinic at Fairfield Showground.

Due to continued high demand for COVID-19 testing in our community, and ongoing confirmed cases of community transmission, the drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at the Showground will continue this weekend and into next week.

The testing clinic will be open from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, and 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Drivers are instructed to follow directions of staff at the grounds, and present their licence and Medicare card. They will be tested without having to leave their car. Anyone in the vehicle can be tested, including children.

No referral is required for the FREE test.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone announced the extension of the Fairfield Showground testing clinic.

“I know that many people miss our wonderful Fairfield Markets, but the importance of keeping this clinic open so we can trace and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community is our number one priority,” Mayor Carbone said.

“I am proud that our residents are heeding the call to get tested. Despite the cases, the community has done a great job in slowing, identifying the virus and getting tested.

“More than 15,000 people have been tested over the last two weeks and I would like to thank the people of Fairfield City for taking the call to get tested seriously. Now more than ever it is crucial that we remain vigilant, so we can stop the spread of the virus.

“Keep it up Fairfield. Social distance, wash your hands and get tested if you have symptoms. Together we will get through this.”

The Showground clinic is in addition to the drive-through testing clinic at the Fisher Street car park in Cabramatta. That clinic is open from 8am-7pm until Sunday, and 8am-6.30pm from Monday.