New South Wales is on alert today after it was confirmed that an infected person from Melbourne recently travelled through parts of the state’s south.
The person visited several spots around Jervis Bay on a weekend, which has authorities concerned.
NSW Health issued an official public health alert last night, calling on anyone from the Jervis Bay area to be specifically vigilant.
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“Anyone who lives in Jervis Bay, or has visited Jervis Bay since 22 May, is asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms, and is urged to come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received,” NSW Health said.
“Additionally, anyone who has recently had symptoms should also get tested.”
Currently, there are five exposure sites (listed below), but authorities have already warned that will likely grow as they continue to investigate the movements of the infected person.
The case visited venues around Jervis Bay, Goulbourn, Vincentia and Hyams Beach on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24, before making their way back to Melbourne in a car.
– Cooked Goose Cafe, 76 Cyrus Street, Hyams Beach – 10am-12pm, Sunday, May 23
– Coles Vincentia Shopping Village, 21 The Wool Road, Vincentia – 12pm-1pm, Sunday, May 23
– Green Patch camp ground, Booderee National Park, Village Bay Road, Jervis Bay – All day Sunday, May 23 and until 9am on Monday, May 24
– Shell Coles Express Big Merino, 1/3 Sowerby Street, Goulburn – 10-11.30am, Monday, May 24
– Trapper’s Bakery, 4 Sowerby Street, Goulburn – 10.30am-11.30am on Monday, May 24
Anyone who attended the venues of concern is asked to immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested for COVID-19 and isolate.
⚠️PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – JERVIS BAY⚠️
NSW Health has been advised by the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services that a confirmed case of COVID-19 from Melbourne was in Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach and Vincentia while potentially infectious on 23 and 24 May. pic.twitter.com/h6FKv177wU
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) June 1, 2021