What is a coronavirus and COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease caused by the virus is named COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other colds and flus and include:

• fever
• sore throat
• cough

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Where can I get tested?

Mackay Showgrounds

Pathology service: Pathology Queensland
Address: Showground, 24 Milton St, Mackay QLD 4740
Drive-through: Yes
How to find us: Shed P7. Corner of Shakesphere Street and Milton Street. Enter via the second gate on Shakespeare street (closest to the traffic light intersection of Milton St & Shakespeare St). Turn left into the gate and follow the signs down to “P7”
Phone: 07 4885 5666
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 16:00, 7 days a week
Booking needed: Yes
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: 8+ years

Mackay Hospital ED

Pathology service: Pathology Queensland
Address: 475 Bridge Rd, Mackay, 4741
Drive-through: No
How to find us: Fever Clinic is within the Mackay Hospital ED
Phone: 07 4885 6000
Opening Hours: 24hrs / 7 Days
Booking needed: No
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: Yes
Notes: Patients seen in Emergency Department

Notes: After hours symptomatic patients requiring screening can present to the Mackay Base Hospital Emergency Department – phone ahead. COVID-19 testing is available for free and negative results will be advised via SMS or phone call. If you have not received a notification within 36 hours, please contact Pathology Queensland on 1800 472 847. Children <8 years that require testing should present to Sullivan Nicolaides, Oasis Plaza – 118 Sam’s Road North Mackay (Next to Needleworx) If you are having issues booking an appointment, please call the COVID Hotline on 4885 5666

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