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Health alert for Shellharbour after confirmed COVID-19 case visits area

COVID-19 testing facility at Wollongong Hospital. Picture: Robert Peet
COVID-19 testing facility at Wollongong Hospital. Picture: Robert Peet

NSW Health has put out a health alert after a person with COVID-19 visited a number of venues in Shellharbour in the Illawarra, and western Sydney over the past nine days.

The confirmed case was linked to the Oran Park cluster, while contact tracing is underway.

NSW Health will contact close and casual contacts directly.

Anyone who was at the following venues are potentially a close contact and should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.

After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received:

  • Gregory Hills Hotel on Friday, October 9
  • 1500 United Cinema, Narellan Town Centre, Saturday October 10, 12:50pm-3pm

Anyone who attended the following locations is considered a casual contact.

They must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.

  • Shellharbour South Beach and Little Park on Sunday October 11, 12pm-4pm
  • Woolworths Oran Park, 351 Oran Park Drive, on Monday 12 October, 6.40-6.55pm

Contact tracing is underway for anyone who travelled on the following public transport. Fellow travellers must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received. NSW Health will contact close and casual contacts directly.

  • Bus 840 from Oran Park Drive (South Street Circuit) to Campbelltown Station on Wednesday 14 October, 9.40am-10.10am
  • Bus 885 from Campbelltown Station to Bradbury on Wednesday 14 October, 10.15am-10.45am
  • Bus 885 from Bradbury to Campbelltown Station on Wednesday 14 October, 2pm-2.30pm
  • Bus 840 from Campbelltown Station to Bradbury on Wednesday 14 October, 3pm-3.30pm

Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern. NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

This story Health alert for Shellharbour after confirmed COVID-19 case visits area first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.