Southern NSW Local Health District is continuing to urge the community to get vaccinated and to be tested if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, with four new cases diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night.
If symptoms including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever, loss of smell or taste appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.
Of the four new cases:
- Three are in the Queanbeyan Palerang LGA. One is in Karabar and two are in Jerrabomberra. All cases are under investigation.
- One is in the Bega Valley LGA. This case is in Pambula and linked to a known case.
The community is reminded to regularly check the NSW Health website for venues of concern: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx
The total number of cases in SNSWLHD since the start of the current outbreak in June is now 488.
There will be additional testing in Merimbula and Yass this weekend.
In Merimbula, a pop-up drive through testing clinic will open at Club Sapphire, 119 Main Street, this Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm.
In Yass, the Walker Park drive-through testing clinic on Merriman Drive, will open on Sunday 8am – 1pm.
There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW.
It is important that everyone aged 12 years and over continues to come forward for the COVID-19 vaccination. It is easy to book using the Commonwealth Government’s Vaccine Clinic Finder.
Everyone aged 12 years and over is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe, effective and life-saving.
NSW Health state-run clinics are now offering a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over.
This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant.
People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines registered for use in Australia.
First, second and booster vaccinations can all be booked through the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19: