Urgency for testing and vaccination

While the NSW Health’s website is show-ing one positive COVID case listed for Co-bar, Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said the case was however de-tected in Mudgee. As of Monday night at 8pm, the Western NSW Local Health District reports Cobar has not yet recorded a positive COVID […]

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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 […]