Southern Health confirms visitor with COVID-19 visited trio of clubs

A health worker swabs a patient at the Hanging Rock COVID-19 testing clinic on Wednesday morning, July 22. A visitor to three shire clubs has tested positive to COVID-19. PICTURE: Andrea Cantle.
A health worker swabs a patient at the Hanging Rock COVID-19 testing clinic on Wednesday morning, July 22. A visitor to three shire clubs has tested positive to COVID-19. PICTURE: Andrea Cantle.

Southern Health has confirmed a visitor who later tested positive to COVID-19 went to three clubs in the Eurobodalla Shire in July.

It has been revealed a visitor to Club Malua also visited Narooma bowling club on July 13 and the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on July 8 and 10.

The person was at Club Malua on July 7, 8 and 12, where the contact was described as "casual".

"Detailed contact tracing of recent COVID-19 positive cases in Batemans Bay has led to identification of additional locations that an infectious case has visited," a Southern NSW Local Health District spokesperson said.

Health authorities are warning people who have attended the following venues to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if they have concerns or if symptoms develop.

  • The Bateman's Bay Soldiers Club - 8 and 10 July
  • Malua Bay Bowling Club - 7, 8 and 12 July
  • Narooma Bowling Club -13 July

"This serves as a reminder for all local businesses to have in place a suitable COVID-Safe Plan, to help keep the staff and community safe," the spokesperson said. More details can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

"To ensure people can get tested quickly in Batesman Bay, SNSWLHD has opened an additional drive through COVID clinic at Captain Oldrey Park, Broulee (entry via Elizabeth Drive) from 9.00am to 5.00pm Thursday and Friday, with further clinic dates to be reassessed and extended if needed. No booking or GP referral is required.

"The testing hours at Moruya Hospital have been extended to 9:00am to 5:00pm daily; and will be extended daily depending on demand.

"The District will also continue operating its COVID-19 pop-up clinic at the Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre) on Beach Road, Batemans Bay.

"The clinic will be open from daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm until further notice.

"More than 1200 tests have been undertaken in the Eurobodalla since Monday 9am 20 July, and we thank the community for coming forward to get tested to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

"SNSWLHD is urging anyone feeling unwell - even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy sore throat cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste/smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches - to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

"There is no longer a requirement to schedule appointments at most of the District's COVID-19 testing sites. Callers to the SNSWLHD 1800 999 880 COVID line will be provided with information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations."

Visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

This story Bowls visitor who tested positive also went to Narooma bowls club and Batemans Bay Soldiers Club first appeared on Bay Post-Moruya Examiner.

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