Health & Wellbeing

No new COVID-19 cases from Batemans Bay cluster
Health & Wellbeing
There have been 17 new cases of COVID-19 identified in NSW in the past 24 hours - none of them linked to the Eurobodalla. However a Surf Beach woman has been fined for failing to self-isolate after returning from Victoria. Officers from South Coast Police District went to a Surf Beach home on Sunday after reports the 63-year-old woman had...
Four Eurobodalla clubs close after ‘casual’ COVID-19 contact
Business
Club Narooma and Club Dalmeny have taken to four the number of Eurobodalla clubs to close following a COVID-19 outbreak on the South Coast. Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Club Malua, Club Narooma and Club Dalmeny have all voluntarily closed their doors for a deep clean after being told by NSW Health that an infectious person had visited the Batemans Bay,...
Eurobodalla Shire Council facilities close in response to COVID-19
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has announced it will close some of its facilities until a clearer picture emerges from the current Batemans Bay COVID-19 cluster. The council says the measures are temporary and will be reviewed as this week progresses. From Monday, 20 July, the waste management facilities at Surf Beach and Brou will only be open for bushfire clean-up contractors,...
“We’ve got to be more vigilant”: Eurobodalla businesses double down following local COVID-19 cases
News
Confirmed recent cases of COVID-19 in Batemans Bay have grown to eight following the past weekend, and anyone who dined at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club last week is being asked to be tested and self-isolate for 14 days, even if the test result is negative. This new development is having ripple effects throughout Eurobodalla, with some people expressing concern that...
Stay at home if you can, Mayor urges after COVID-19 outbreak
News
Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is urging people to stay at home if possible as concern mounts about the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Batemans Bay. Eight cases of COVID-19 are now linked to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and Mayor Innes is urging residents to follow the advice from NSW Health. “We must all take responsibility and follow advice...
Batemans Bay now COVID-19 hotspot as infection spreads
News
Hundreds of people are being asked to self-isolate with a COVID-19 outbreak at Batemans Bay growing to eight. The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club closed on Friday night after two tourists who dined there earlier in the week tested positive. Initially, health workers were contact tracing anyone who dined at the club between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on Monday, 13...
Much-needed respite care centre waiting for political promises to be realised
Community
A respite centre in Queanbeyan that supports young people with a terminal illness and their carers is waiting on the State and Federal governments to come to the table with the $1.5 million in promised funding needed to build the centre. During last year's Federal Government election and the recent Eden-Monaro by-election, politicians committed the required funds to build the...
Bay Soldiers Club closes after COVID scare
News
Batemans Bay Soldiers Club has made the difficult decision to close until Tuesday to allow its staff time to get tested for COVID-19. The move follows news that a father and son, who were asymptomatic when they visited the Eurobodalla, were at the club between 7pm and 9.30pm on Monday, 13 July, and may have been infectious. They returned a...
Tourists test positive for COVID-19 after visiting Batemans Bay
News
NSW Health has organised a pop-up COVID-19 clinic at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay, after two tourists returned positive tests for the virus. Health workers are also in the process of contact tracing anyone who dined at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club between 7:00 pm and 9.30 pm on Monday, 13 July. A spokesperson said a father and son, who were...
Work to begin on Victoria Park mindfulness garden
News
There will be a new mindfulness garden in Victoria Park, Goulburn, after successful lobbying for the project by the Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council and Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk. Council allocated $55,000 for the project and the NSW Government made a one-off grant of $15,000 after Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth...
UPDATED: Health staff dispatched to border as fears rise over Victorian COVID-19 spike
News
UPDATED JULY 9, 10 am: Following further testing, two suspected cases of COVID-19 in Albury, reported on Monday, have been confirmed as positive. The total number of positive cases recorded in Murrumbidgee Local Health District is now 47 over the duration of the pandemic. Nurse reinforcements have been sent to Albury by Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to help relieve the workload...
Common cold “dobbing in Aussies” for not social distancing, says Rural Doctors Association
Health & Wellbeing
Have you been slacking on using hand sanitizer when entering a business or building? Rural doctors are warning that the spreading patterns of the common cold are worrisome as they indicate that if a local COVID-19 hotspot develops, it could spread quickly. While in the peak of social distancing and handwashing practises to prevent the spread of COVID-19, an unintended...
Extra funds for new Eurobodalla Hospital in Moruya
News
An extra $50 million has been pledged by the NSW Government for the new Eurobodalla Hospital in Moruya. NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard said extensive community consultation has resulted in a Clinical Services Plan for the new first-class regional hospital. “A site is being selected for the new hospital in consultation with stakeholders and will consider...
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