Goulburn Base Hospital (GBH) is open and operating unaffected after confirmation last night of a COVID-19 positive case in a worker on the hospital redevelopment site.
The construction site has been temporarily closed and contact tracing is underway. Everyone at the worksite on 9 July, when the case was considered infectious, is isolating and being tested.
At this stage no staff or patients from Goulburn Hospital have been affected.
As the Principal Contractor for the redevelopment, Hansen Yuncken is responsible for procuring and engaging any sub-contractors as well as suppliers for the project.
The company has reiterated to Health Infrastructure its commitment to employing local workers where possible however, with bushfire recovery works ongoing, trades are in short supply.
The construction site has workplace policies and procedures in place for managing COVID-19 in accordance with NSW Government advice.
Public Health teams are completing a risk assessment of the construction site to provide further advice about possible exposure. No other exposure sites have been identified in Goulburn at this stage.
Free COVID-19 testing clinics are open for extended hours in Goulburn this week.
Goulburn Base Hospital
Walk-in clinic, no booking required.
Entry through the ‘old’ main entrance at Goulburn Base Hospital.
Address: 130 Goldsmith Street, Goulburn NSW 2580
7.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday - Friday
9.00am – 1.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Laverty Pathology Seiffert Oval
Drive through clinic, no booking required.
Address: Seiffert Oval, Faithful Street, Goulburn NSW 2580
8.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday - Friday
8.00am – 1.30pm Saturday and Sunday
Southern NSW Local Health District is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches – to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so that any cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, get tested and isolate rigtht 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 indoor venues, especially if you can’t physically distance
For a list of testing clinics in the Southern NSW Local Health District Area go to: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19
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