How to get a COVID test in Tamworth

 If you have any of the following symptoms, please get a COVID swab as soon as possible:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhoea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Headache

How can I get a COVID test?

Laverty Drive Through

If you need to get a COVID swab you can do this without the need for an appointment or a referral form at the Laverty Drive Through clinic.

This is located at the Tamworth Minor League Park. Enter via Carter Street and proceed to the Plain Street car park.

Available Monday to Saturday.

For details visit the Laverty site here: https://www.laverty.com.au/patients/regional-covid-19-patient-information/ 


Douglass Hanly Moir

You can get a COVID swab through Douglass Hanly Moir with or without a pathology form.


Douglass Hanly Moir is at 199 Peel Street Tamworth.


For details visit the DHM site here: https://www.dhm.com.au/locations/TW/Tamworth/


Tamworth Respiratory Clinic

Tamworth Respiratory Clinic is at 255a Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth.

The purpose of the respiratory clinic is to assess, test and treat people with mild-to-moderate respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia. Assessment appointments are ONLY for patients who have symptoms of fever or acute respiratory illness.

To book an appointment visit https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/tamworth-NSW-2340/tamworth-respiratory-clinic/doctors or call (02) 6768 3288 

What do I do after my test?

After you have a COVID test you should go straight home, and self-isolate until you get your test result back. Often you will receive your result by SMS within 24-48 hours, but have taken longer at times of higher demand. However, if you do not receive your result within 72 hours, please contact the clinic where you were tested, or if your test was organised by us here at Barton Lane Practice, contact us.

While you are self-isolating it is important to keep a safe distance from other people, and do not have any visitors in your home. Try to clean places you touch often, avoid sharing a space with people at risk of more serious illness and wear a mask when in a room with other people.


What happens if you test positive for COVID-19

You will get a SMS or phone call from NSW Health.

You find more information here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-for-confirmed.aspx