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Three local schools were closed on Wednesday over possible cases of COVID 19.

Students were tested at Riverstone High School, Wyndham College and Schofields Public School. They learned from home as the schools underwent a thorough clean.

HSC trial exams at Wyndham College were rescheduled.

A Year 12 student’s test result came back inconclusive on Tuesday night and the student was re-tested.

Another teenager had tested positive, while two other children were negative but are being retested for the “utmost caution”.

The drive-through COVID Testing clinic at Castle Hill Showground tested on average around 500 people a day in the first two weeks it opened, Monday to Friday.

Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Graeme Loy said it was the busiest testing site in the Western Sydney Local Health District since it opened in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 11.

“More than 5,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 at our Castle Hill Showground drive-through clinic, including a few positive cases,” said Mr Loy.

The drive through site is open weekdays between 9am and 4pm but was temporarily closed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (August 25 and 26) while essential work was carried out on overhead power lines at the Castle Hill Showground.

Mr Loy said: “It is encouraging to see so many people coming forward to get tested at this and each of our sites across our District. Last week more than 21,600 people were tested in Western Sydney Local Health District.

“Thank you to all our staff working on the front line and behind the scenes to facilitate this very high level of testing. It is vital we maintain this high level in order to detect any remaining cases circulating in the community.”

“We are extending hours across our clinics and opening more clinics to support more people to get tested.”

Find your nearest testing site here: www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx

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