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Local COVID-19 cases - Council urges the community to get tested

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Local COVID-19 cases - Council urges the community to get tested

1 January 2021

The NSW Government has today announced two visitors to our region have tested positive to COVID-19.

The cases travelled to New South Wales from Victoria on 30 December 2020 and had dinner at the Great Southern Hotel in Eden from 5pm to 6.30pm. They also ate at Bermi’s Café in Bermagui from 9am to 10am on 31 December. Contact tracing is underway.

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick is urging everyone who visited those venues within those timeframes to get tested and self-isolate.

“If you visited those venues within those times, whether you’re a local or a visitor, please get tested,” Cr Fitzpatrick said.

“While the two cases took appropriate action by getting tested and returning home to isolate as soon as they found out they were close contacts of a confirmed case, this is an important reminder that we need to remain vigilant.

“Please continue to maintain physical distancing, wear a mask if you can’t keep 1.5 metres away from others, and self-isolate and get tested if you feel unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms, to help keep our community safe.”

Symptoms can include a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches.

A drive through testing clinic is available at South East Regional Hospital (Bega) until 7pm today, and from 7am to 7pm tomorrow.

Council is working closely with the Southern NSW Local Health District to stand up pop up clinics in Bermagui and Eden from tomorrow. More information will be provided as details are confirmed.

A full list of clinics and opening hours is available at https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19

For the latest COVID-19 updates and advice, please go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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