PUBLIC health alerts have been issued for several locations after a confirmed case of COVID-19 travelled through regional NSW while potentially infectious.
A cafe, tavern, thermal pools and caravan park in Moree are among the venues visited by the case, who NSW Health said drove from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland between June 1 and June 5.
Gwydir Caravan Park, Cafe Omega and the Amaroo Tavern in Moree are among the sites the positive case visited on the roadtrip.
Anyone who was at those venues at the times specified must get tested immediately and isolate.
NSW Health issued urgent health alerts for Moree, Dubbo, Forbes and Gillenbah after it was alerted to the case by Queensland Health on Wednesday.
Anyone who attended the following venues in Moree at the times listed must immediately get tested and isolate until further information from NSW Health:
Gwydir Thermal Pools Motel & Caravan Park at 4 Amaroo Drive
- Thursday, June 3, from 1:45pm onwards
- All day Friday, June 4
- Saturday, June 5, at 7:30am
Cafe Omega at 145 Balo Street
- Thursday, June 3, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
- Friday, June 4, from 7am to 9:30am
- Friday, June 4, from 11:50am to 2pm
Amaroo Tavern at Amaroo Drive
- Friday, June 4, from 4:30pm to 11pm
NSW Health said it is continuing to investigate the movements of the case in regional NeSW, and the list of venues and times will be updated.
MORE TESTING FOR LOCALS
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said more testing was being made available for locals.
"It is incredibly important that the people of Moree seek testing for COVID-19 at the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms," Mr Marshall said.
"The existing clinic at Moree Hospital will be open tomorrow [Thursday] from 8.15am to 6pm and Laverty Pathology will also have a pop-up drive-through clinic established in the Tourism Moree carpark.
"In response to this potential exposure, the health district is also working to increase its capacity for testing.
"Residents should monitor the NSW Government's website and social media for updates on testing clinics and COVID-19 case locations.
"COVID-19 symptoms include, fever (37.5 ° or higher), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), runny nose, loss of taste and loss of smell.
"Everyone must immediately come forward for testing if any of these symptoms appear, then isolate until a negative result is received."
NSW Health is continuing to investigate the movements of this case in rural and regional NSW, and this list of venues and times will be updated.
Anyone who lives in, or has visited, these areas since June 1 has been asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms.
People are urged to come forward for testing immediately if symptoms appear, and isolate until a negative result is received.
Testing clinics can be found at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics.
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