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New cases and venues of concern in Southern NSW

New cases and venues of concern in Southern NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of five new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on September 21.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 89 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Of the five new cases:

  • Two new cases are in the Yass area and are linked to known cases (one is in Murrumbateman).
  • Two new cases are in Queanbeyan and are linked to known cases.
  • One new case is in Batemans Bay and is linked to a known case.

Meanwhile, one previously reported Upper Lachlan case has been removed from the SNSWLHD total after further investigation determined the case was located in Greater Sydney.

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of new venues of concern associated with COVID-19 cases.

Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Staff will be contacted separately by SNSWLHD's Public Health Unit regarding their testing and isolation requirements.

Mogo - Ultra Petroleum, 33 Sydney Street on Friday, September 17 from 2.05pm to 2.10pm and 2.40pm to 2.45pm.

Queanbeyan - Coles Riverside Plaza, Cnr Collett & Monaro Streets on Thursday, September 16 from 8.45am to 9.30am and Friday, September 17 from 6.00pm to 6.45pm.

Queanbeyan - Woolworths, Corner Crawford and Antill Streets on Monday, September 13 from 9.30am to 10.15am and Saturday, September 18 from 1.45pm to 3.00pm.

Queanbeyan - 4th Seed Cafe, 227 Crawford Street on Sunday, September 19 from 7.30am to 7.40am.

Queanbeyan - ALDI, 134-136 Crawford Street on Thursday, September 16 from 8.45am to 9.30am.

Batehaven - Batehaven Pharmacy, 256 Beach Road on Monday, September 13 from 10.10am to 10.30am.

Bungendore - Gunna Doo Bakery, 18 Gibraltar Street on Sunday, September 19 from 1.30pm to 1.50pm.

Braidwood - Westside Petroleum, 71 Wallace Street on Sunday, September 19 from 2.40 to 2.50pm.

The following venue of concern has an updated time since being announced last night:

Yass - My Pharmacy, 1a/63 Laidlaw Street on Wednesday, September 15 from 1.50pm to 2.10pm (was 1.58pm to 2.00pm).

The SNSWLHD Public Health team has completed risk assessments with My Medical Centre in Yass, Murrumbateman Health Hub and Provolution Health Queanbeyan following possible contact with COVID-19 cases. All staff and clients affected at these venues have now been notified.

If additional venues are identified through further contact tracing these will be announced as soon as they are known.

Anyone who checked in to a venue of concern during the times listed, using the Service NSW QR app, will be notified by SMS from NSW Health as soon as possible over the next 48 hours.

Everyone in the District should be alert for any symptoms that could signal 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.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. A full list of SNSWLHD's clinic sites and hours is available on our website.

If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. There are more than 200 mobile and outreach vaccination clinics across the state in addition to GPs and pharmacists.

To book please visit the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

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.
This story New cases and venues of concern in Southern NSW first appeared on The Queanbeyan Age.