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Two new COVID-19 cases in South East NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of two new COVID-19 cases: one in Batemans Bay and one in Cooma.

The cases will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers, as the notifications came in after 8.00pm last night.

These are the second COVID-19 cases for both Batemans Bay and Cooma since the start of the Sydney outbreak.

The new Batemans Bay case is a close contact of the first case announced on 6 September 2021. The source of the Cooma case is still under investigation.

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 was a customer at one of the venues of concern, during the times listed below, is considered to be a casual contact and should get tested and isolate immediately. Staff from each venue will be assessed by the PHU to determine if they are close or casual contacts.

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.

 

Batemans Bay

Dan Murphy’s

51/53A Orient Street

Saturday 4 September

9.00am – 10.00am

Batemans Bay

Woolworths

9 – 13 Clyde Street

Friday 3 September

8.00am to 9.00am

Batemans Bay

Post Office

7 Orient Street

Saturday 4 September

9.00am – 9.10am

Batemans Bay

Woolworths

9 – 13 Clyde Street

Saturday 4 September

8.00am to 9.30am

Cooma

China Town Chinese Restaurant

76 Sharp Street

Thursday 2 September

5.15pm to 5.50pm

Saturday 4 September

11.40am to 11.58am

Cooma

Woolworths

12-20 Vale Street

Thursday 2 September

6.00pm to 6.45pm

Cooma

Metro 24Hrs Petrol

42 Sharp Street

Thursday 2 September

7.15pm to 7.25pm

Saturday 4 September

9.50am to 10.00am

Cooma

Alpine Hotel

170 Sharp Street

Saturday 4 September

12:00pm to 12.45pm

 

 

The PHU is also working with Ochre Health in Cooma to support patients and staff identified as casual and close contacts at the surgery at 184 Sharp Street.

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 Hanging Rock, Beach Road, Batemans Bay, 8.00am – 5.00pm 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: 08 September 2021
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