NSW Health is urging residents across the state to wear masks as Sydney's coronavirus restrictions spread to the Central Coast and Wollongong.
The state government department made the announcement on Monday morning in response to increasing COVID-19 case numbers.
"NSW Health strongly recommends people in NSW wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas," the department said in a statement.
Adding: "The areas where masks should be worn include: shopping centres, supermarkets and retail services, public transport, healthcare facilities [and] aged care facilities."
The advice was made due to the ease with which COVID-19 can spread indoors and in setting where people can't maintain social distancing.
However, NSW residents did not need to wear a mask in their own home, and were not expected to wear a mask if they had a relevant medical condition or the individual was a young child or toddler who was "unable to tolerate mask use".
There are currently more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.
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Orange's drive-thru testing clinic is located inside the Naylor Pavilion at the Orange Showgrounds.
The Blayney drive-thru testing location is at 3 Osman St. Neither of these drive-thru clinics require a booking.
Other local testing locations include Orange Hospital, Bloomfield Medical Centre and Orange Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, however bookings are mandatory.
To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/.../how-to-protect.../clinics or contact your GP.
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No visits to aged care residents
Western NSW Local Health District has suspended non-essential visits to aged care facilities in Orange and the Central West.
While there are currently no known cases in the Western NSW region, visits would not be permitted to aged care residents, this included those in Multipurpose services.
"This is for the safety of residents, patients and staff," the local health department said in a statement.
"Local rules apply, please follow instructions of your health service team."
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