Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) is urging the Jindabyne community to get tested with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms following the recent detection of fragments of the virus in the local sewage system.
This is the first detection of COVID-19 in the Jindabyne sewage system since the start of the current outbreak. There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jindabyne. SNSWLHD is concerned that the presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.
The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program tests untreated sewage for fragments of the COVID-19 virus at sewage treatment plant locations across NSW.
SNSWLHD urges people to be alert for any cold-like 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.
Testing is available at Jindabyne and Cooma:
Cooma Showgrounds drive through
Cromwell St, Cooma
8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday - Sunday
Jindabyne HealthOne carpark
5 Thredbo Terrace, Jindabyne
9.00am – 3.00pm, Monday - Sunday
There are more than 475 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. A full list of the clinic sites and hours is available on our website: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19
If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. There are more than 200 mobile and outreach locations across the state, including walk-in and pop-up vaccination centres in the areas of concern that operate in partnership with community groups. Check your eligibility at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
To help stop the spread of COVID-19: