Testing has once again detected fragments of the COVID-19 virus in Young’s sewage systems.

The latest sample was collected in Young on 12 September and follows a positive detection in a previous sample collected on 7 September 2021. Follow up testing for Harden from 12 September has returned a negative result.

There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area. The presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.

Everyone in the District should be alert for symptoms of COVID‑19 including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.

If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

COVID-19 Testing is available in the Young area – additional testing is being arranged and will be announced later today.

Testing Location


Date and Time


Harden Hospital

53 Scott Street

Tuesday 14 September 10.00am – 2.00pm

No appointment necessary

Young Hospital

68 Allanan Street

Tuesday 14 September 2.00pm – 4.00pm

No appointment necessary

Young Town Hall

Boorowa Street

Wednesday 15 September

10.00am – 4.00pm

No appointment necessary

Young GP Respiratory Clinic / Laverty Pathology

15 Boorowa Street

Monday – Friday

9.00am -12.30pm

No appointment necessary

If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. Vaccination is available at GP’s and pharmacies in Young, Harden and Boorowa. Check your eligibility at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

MLHD is also operating a vaccination clinic in Young this week. To book, go through the eligibility checker and look for Young Cluster Pop-Up CoVax Clinic.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising