Two new COVID-19 exposure sites have been listed in the Riverina after an essential worker from Victoria visited two service stations in the region.
The MLHD have confirmed a person who has tested positive to COVID-19 travelled through the district and stopped in Henty on August 26 and Coolac on August 31 while potentially infectious.
The person is an essential worker from Victoria who undergoes regular routine testing. They are now isolating outside of the MLHD.
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In Henty, anyone who visited the Shell Petrol Station between 4:45pm - 4:50pm on Thursday, August 26 is considered a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
In Coolac anyone who visited the Mobil Highway Service Centre between 4:30pm - 5:00pm on Tuesday August 31 is considered a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
SMS messages will be sent to people who were at the venues at these times and checked in with a QR codes.
In a press release an MLHD spokesperson commended both venues on their COVID safety compliance.
"We thank the venues for their cooperation," they said. "They both had COVID-19 business safety plans in place which has helped to minimise the risk to customers and staff."
Anyone who lives in or has recently visited Henty or Coolac is being asked to get tested if they have even the mildest of symptoms, and to isolate until they receive a negative result.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell.
Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.
The MLHD said a mobile COVID-19 testing clinic will be deployed to enable casual contacts and symptomatic members of the community to come forward for testing.
Testing will be available at the following locations without appointment:
- Henty: Multipurpose Service (Hospital) between 10.00am - 2.00pm on Monday, September 6
- Gundagai: Gundagai Multipurpose Service (Hospital) 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday, September 6
- Cootamundra: Cootamundra Hospital 11:00am 1:00pm, Monday 6 September
Additional testing locations can be found at www.mlhd.nsw.gov.au, or for help accessing a test call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.
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