Three new COVID cases at Pambula; testing moves back to Bega hospital temporarily

Pambula has recorded another three new COVID cases, all linked to known cases, taking the Bega Valley Shire's total active numbers to seven.

The three cases in the Bega Valley were among 13 recorded across the Southern NSW Local Health District in the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday, November 11.

Nine are in the Queanbeyan Palerang region - three in Karabar, two in Jerrabomberra, one in Queanbeyan, two in Crestwood and one is in Urila. One of the Karabar cases is linked to a known case. The other cases are under investigation.

Meanwhile Yass recorded one new case which is under investigation.

SNSWLHD is making some changes to its COVID-19 testing clinics.

The Bega clinic is temporarily moving to South East Regional Hospital due to forecast heavy rain. It will operate at the Hospital from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 November.

The Jindabyne clinic will open on Tuesdays and Fridays only from today, November 12, and will be located at the Jindabyne HealthOne.

The Yass clinic will close next week and will operate by appointment only. Contact the SNSWLHD COVID Triage line on 1800 318 248.

Alternatively submit an online inquiry for testing via this form

SNSWLHD is urging community members to continue to come forward for vaccination and to be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19, including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.

If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

NSW Health state-run clinics are now offering a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over.

This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant.

People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines registered for use in Australia.

First, second and booster vaccinations can be booked using the Commonwealth Government's Vaccine Clinic Finder.

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