Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) is continuing to urge the community to get vaccinated and to be tested if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. There was one new case of COVID-19 notified in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
The case is in the Queanbeyan Palerang LGA and is linked to a known case. The case is in Queanbeyan.
This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 553 since the start of the current outbreak in June.
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 be booked through the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.
Anyone developing COVID-19 symptoms such as headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever, must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.
There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW.
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 indoors at public venues and while on or waiting for public transport.