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Drive-through COVID testing in Cobar this week

Cobar residents will have access to a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility today with the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) operating the service for four hours today at Ward Oval. Director of Public Health Priscilla Stanley said there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Cobar. “WNSWLHD has tested […]

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Festival plans canned due to COVID-19

Cobar’s annual Festival of the Miners Ghost (FOMG) is still more than two months away, however organisers have already made the decision to cancel this year’s event. Council’s tourism manager Demi Smith said the decision was made last week as the future looks uncertain due to COVID-19 restrictions. “It was […]


Cobar continues COVID-19 caution

Staff and visitors to the Cobar Health Service are now required to wear face masks like all other hospitals and health services across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD). WNSWLHD Director of Operations Mark Spittal said that NSW Health had responded to the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 […]

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Drive through tests for COVID in Cobar

Cobar residents can today access a drive-through COVID-19 testing service. The  Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) is currently conducting the drive-through service throughout the region in an effort to stay on top of the spread of the disease. Director of Public Health Priscilla Stanley said Cobar is the ninth […]

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Cobar benefiting from JobKeeper

With 112 businesses in Cobar currently registered for JobKeeper, Labor Senator Tim Ayers is concerned local jobs will be at risk if the Government’s scheme is withdrawn at the end of September. Senator Ayers said the JobKeeper scheme is currently supporting more than 20,000 workers in the Parkes electorate, 426 […]


Cobar Hospital staff told to take a break with KitKats

Staff at the Cobar Health Service were among more than 250,000 frontline healthcare workers who received specially labelled KitKat bars to acknowledge their service to our community. Nestlé Confectionery General Manager Chris O’Donnell said that the donation of ‘thank you’ labelled KitKat bars was a gesture of gratitude to people […]