Residents living in 12 NSW areas have been advised to get tested for COVID-19 if they feel unwell, regardless of whether they think they have been exposed.
The guidance came as Gladys Berejiklian said today that people will be notified on the same day they are tested if they have returned a negative result.
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said 12 areas in NSW are a concern and the government wants an increase in testing to track community transmissions.
The areas include Penrith, Liverpool, Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra, Blacktown, Cumberland, Westmead, Ryde, Manning and Lake Macquarie.
She said: "We want to assure ourselves there is not broader community transmission in those areas."
Those who think they need a COVID-19 test should contact their GP or present at their closest COVID-19 clinic.
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