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New COVID-19 cases and venues of concern in South East NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has reported 3 new cases to 8pm last night, bringing the total cases in the LHD to 17 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Two of the new cases are in Batemans Bay, both linked to a known case. One new case is in Cooma and is under investigation.

SNSWLHD can also now advise there have been an additional three new COVID-19 cases today, after 8pm last night.

One case is in Batemans Bay and two are in Merimbula. These cases will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers.

The new Batemans Bay case is a close contact of the first two cases announced this week. The sources of the Merimbula cases are still under investigation.

SNSWLHD is urging the Moruya community to get tested with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in the local sewage system in the last 48 hours.

This is the first detection of COVID-19 in the Moruya sewage system since the start of the Sydney outbreak. There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moruya. SNSWLHD is concerned that the presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.

SNSWLHD’s Public Health Unit (PHU) are working with a number of venues to inform close contacts of infectious cases and provide rapid swabbing where appropriate.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the time listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Eden

Caltex

159 Imlay Street

Wednesday 1 September

3.25pm to 3.40pm

Merimbula

Cranky’s Cafe

33 Ocean Drive

Tuesday 31 August

9.50am to 10.15am

Merimbula

Merimbula Medical Centre

77 Merimbula Drive

Tuesday 7 September

10.30 to 11.30am

Merimbula

Main Street Medical Centre  - Vaccination clinic ONLY

6/93 Main Street, Merimbula

Friday 3 September

1.30 to 2.30pm

Pambula

Auto One

9 Toallo Street

Friday 3 September

3.30pm to 4.30pm

Pambula

Mitre 10

10 Toallo Street

Wednesday 1 September

7.15am to 7.45am

Merimbula

Sapphire Cellars

5 Park Street

Thursday 2 September

11.50am to 12.00pm

Tura Beach

Woolworths

Tura Beach Drive

Thursday 2 September

1.00pm to 1.30pm

3.30pm to 4.45pm

Friday 3 September

11.50am to 12.00pm

Sunday 5 September

11.30am to 11.45am

Tura Beach

Harvey Norman

1 Tura Beach Drive

Sunday 5 September

9.30am to 4.00pm

Monday 6 September

9.30am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 7 September

9.30am to 10.30am

 

 

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 24 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.

A free, pop up, drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic is open daily at Club Sapphire Merimbula, 8.00am – 4.00pm until Sunday 12 September.

There are more than 485 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. A full list of SNSWLHD’s 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 vaccination clinics across the state in addition to GPs and pharmacists. 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 all times when outside your home, except when exercising.

 

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Last updated: 09 September 2021
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