The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has revealed four venues of concern after a potentially-infectious essential worker visited three towns.
The person travelled through the district and visited locations in West Wyalong, Hay and Tooleybuc between August 26 and 30.
The person was asymptomatic and is an essential worker who undergoes regular routine testing. They are now isolating outside the MLHD.
Contact tracing has identified two venues in Hay, one in West Wyalong and one in Tooleybuc.
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Anyone who attended any of the venues listed on the specified dates and times is now considered a casual contact, so must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received.
The venues of concern include:
- West Wyalong Shell Coles Express and Coolabah Tree Cafe on August 26 from 6.45pm to 8.15pm
- West Wyalong Shell Coles Express from 11.15pm on August 27 to 12.15am on August 28
- West Wyalong Shell Coles Express on August 28 from 6.00pm to 6.35pm
- West Wyalong Shell Coles Express from 11.30pm on August 29 to 12.15am on August 30
- Hay Shell Service Station on August 27 from 7.15am to 7.45am
- Hay Shell Service Station on August 29 from 7.05am to 7.45am and 8.20pm to 9pm
- Hay Caltex Roadhouse on August 27 from 8.15pm to 9pm
- Tooleybuc's Lucky Phils Budget Rite and Takeaway on August 29 from 9.35am to 10.05am
A spokesperson for the MLHD said the venues are currently being assessed by the Public Health Unit to ensure accurate assessment of risk for staff, and to determine if any had close contact with the case.
"SMS messages will be sent to people who checked in with the QR code," they said.
"We thank all the venues for their cooperation. All had COVID-19 business safety plans in place which has helped to minimise the risk to customers and staff.
"MLHD is also urging anyone in West Wyalong, Hay and Tooleybuc, or who has been in these towns recently, to get tested if they have even the slightest of symptoms and isolate until they receive a negative result."
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat and dry cough. Symptoms will generally appear three to four days after exposure to the virus but can be up to 14 days later.
The MLHD will deploy the mobile COVID testing clinic to enable anyone who is a close or casual contact, or any community member who concerned, to come forward to be tested.
Further details on locations and times for mobile testing will be released later on Tuesday.
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