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COVID-19 case confirmed in Goulburn

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of a positive COVID-19 case in the Goulburn area. This case was reported overnight and will be included in tomorrow’s numbers. There are no public exposure sites related to this case.

The person works in the ACT and has a residential address in Goulburn. The case is linked to one of the ACT exposure sites. Contact tracing has been completed by the public health team
The individual was not active in the community for any portion of their infectious period.
A small number of close contacts have been identified and are in isolation, with follow up completed and testing underway.

SNSWLHD works in close partnership with ACT Public Health to ensure fast and effective contact tracing and response is coordinated across the region. The quick notification process between the two jurisdictions allowed a rapid response to be completed as soon as the positive test result was received. Additional testing capacity has been set up in Goulburn from Wednesday afternoon at the Goulburn Hospital COVID testing clinic.

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.

Testing at Goulburn Base Hospital
Walk-in clinic, no booking required. Pre-register through SNSWLHD COVID-19 Triage line 1800 318 248. Entry through the ‘old’ main entrance at Goulburn Base Hospital.
Address: 130 Goldsmith Street, Goulburn NSW 2580
Times: 9.00am – 3.00pm Monday – Sunday (correct until Sunday 22 August).

Testing at Capital Pathology
Drive through clinic, no booking required.
Address: Old Public Works Building, 2 Bourke Street. Enter via Bourke Street, south bound only. Exit into Combermere Street. Staff will attend to you in your vehicle and provide a QR code for you to complete registration on own device.
Times: 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Saturday (correct until Saturday 21 August).

If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. There are more than 100 NSW vaccination clinics and outreach locations across the state. Check your eligibility at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

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 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

Last updated: 18 August 2021
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