Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of two positive COVID-19 cases in the Queanbeyan area. Contact tracing is underway. These cases will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers.
SNSWLHD now has three cases of COVID-19. All three cases were exposed to COVID-19 while in the ACT.
Risk assessments are being finalised for two venues visited by a case during their infectious period in Queanbeyan, with further information to follow.
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 Queanbeyan including mobile swabbing for directly notified close contacts.
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.
Drive through testing at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan
Drive through clinic, no booking required.
Address: Enter via Yass Road, Queanbeyan
Times: 8.00am – 3.30pm today Thursday 19 August
7.00am – 5.00pm Friday - Sunday (correct until Saturday 21 August).
Testing at Queanbeyan Hospital
Walk-in clinic, no booking required. Pre-register through SNSWLHD COVID-19 Triage line 1800 318 248.
107 Collett Street, Queanbeyan
Times: 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday – Sunday (correct until Sunday 22 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
For up-to-date statistics NSW Health
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