A woman has been fined and an Aboriginal community near Lake Cargelligo has gone into lockdown for two weeks after a visitor from a Victorian hot spot failed to self-isolate upon arriving.
The Murrin Bridge community entered a lockdown on Monday after the woman arrived from Melbourne and did not quarantine herself.
Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) chief executive Judy Bartholomew is now urging all residents to stay inside Murrin Bridge for a fortnight.
All outsiders are also discouraged from entering the community for the next two weeks.
"She was in contact with everybody in Murrin Bridge, so we have just closed Murrin Bridge for 14 days as a safety precaution," Ms Bartholomew said.
"I'd like to say thank you to the Lake Cargelligo community and the medical staff and the police for all the help they have given to us over the last two days."
The woman did have a permit to enter NSW, but she did not do the required 14 days of self-isolation before visiting family members in Murrin Bridge on the weekend.
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Police said they became aware of reports of a woman in Lake Cargelligo, who had recently entered NSW from Victoria, was failing to self-isolate.
Police spoke to the 34-year-old on Monday and directed her to comply with the conditions of her permit.
They attended her designated address in Murrin Bridge on Tuesday morning and issued her with a $1000 fine for breaching the Public Health Order on Sunday.
At the request of police and the Murrin Bridge LALC, the woman took a COVID test which showed a preliminary negative result.
However, she will be self-isolating for another 13 days before taking another test.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District will set up a pop-up clinic at Murrin Bridge for residents who wish to get tested on August 17.
Clinicians will also visit the Lake Cargelligo Multipurpose Service hospital on August 16, 1pm to 4pm, for nearby residents.
Walk-in consultations are available, and appointments can also be made by calling the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099.