28 September 2021

New exposure sites in Queanbeyan and Goulburn, stay-at-home orders lifted in Yass

| Kim Treasure
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Sign welcoming people to Queanbeyan

Nine new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Queanbeyan. Photo: File.

COVID-19 case numbers in Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) are continuing to grow, with 14 recorded in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 132 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Of the 14 new cases, five are in Goulburn and nine are in Queanbeyan. All bar one in each location are linked to known cases.

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Health authorities have released new potential exposure sites. Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Staff will be contacted separately by SNSWLHD’s Public Health Unit regarding their testing and isolation requirements.

  • Queanbeyan Amcal Pharmacy, Friday 24 September 11:20 am to 12:10 pm;
  • Queanbeyan Woolworths, Tuesday 21 September 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm; Friday 24 September 11:25 am to 12 pm; Saturday 25 September 2:10 pm to 3:30 pm;
  • Queanbeyan Aldi, Tuesday 21 September 3 pm to 4 pm; Thursday 23 September 6:20 pm to 7 pm;
  • Queanbeyan Hungry Jacks, Thursday 23 September 7:20 pm to 8 pm;
  • Goulburn Coles, Wednesday 22 September 4:50 pm to 5:25 pm; Thursday 23 September 6:40 am to 7:10 am;
  • Goulburn Caltex, 68 Goldsmith Street, Wednesday 22 September 11:50 am to 12:10 pm;
  • Goulburn Ampol Foodary, Wednesday 22 September 12:50 am to 1:10 am, Friday 24 September 7:50 am to 8:10 am, 12:35 pm to 12:50 pm, Saturday 25 September 10:45 am to 11 am; Sunday 26 September 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm;
  • Goulburn Blooms Chemist, Saturday 18 September 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm;
  • Goulburn IMB Bank, Wednesday 22 September 9:20 am to 9:45 am;
  • Goulburn Reject Shop, Wednesday 22 September 8:30 am to 9:15 am;
  • Goulburn BP Merino Fuels, Saturday 18 September 11:10 am to 11:25 am;
  • Goulburn Bryants Pies, Goulburn Plaza, Thursday 23 September 6:45 am to 7:10 am;
  • Goulburn Woolworths, corner Sloane Street and Verner Street, Friday 24 September 1:20 pm to 1:55 pm;
  • Goulburn King of the Pack, Friday 24 September 1:20 pm to 1:40 pm
  • Goulburn Specsavers, Friday 24 September, 12:40 pm to 1:25 pm.

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 48 hours.

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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.

Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders for the Yass local council area have been lifted and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District has reported no new COVID-19 cases.

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