Jervis Bay on alert after COVID-infected Victorian went on camping trip

Jervis Bay on alert after COVID-infected Victorian went on camping trip

Jervis Bay, photo courtesy of Visit NSW.

A confirmed case of COVID-19 from Melbourne has placed the Jervis Bay, New South Wales community on high alert after they visited the area on 23 and 24 May.

NSW Health was advised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services yesterday that the confirmed case was in Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach and Vincentia while potentially infectious, leading to a number of public health alerts for venues they visited.

The person drove back to Melbourne on 24 May (three days before Victoria's lockdown took effect), reported the onset of symptoms on 25 May and was tested yesterday.

As such, anyone who was at any of the following venues of concern at the listed times must called NSW Health on 1800 943 554, get tested and isolate until they receive further information from authorities:

  • Shell Coles Express Big Merino, Goulburn on Monday 24 May from 10-11.30am
  • Trapper's Bakery, Goulburn on Monday 24 May from 10.30-11.30am
  • Cooked Goose Café, Hyams Beach on Sunday 23 May from 10am-12pm
  • Green Patch campground, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay on Sunday 23 May all day until 9am on Monday 24 May 
  • Coles Vincentia Shopping Village, Vincentia on Sunday 23 May from 12-1pm

"NSW Health is continuing to investigate the movements of this case in and around Jervis Bay, and the list of venues is likely to be updated," says NSW Health.

"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. Additionally, anyone who has recently had symptoms should also get tested."

It comes as Victoria reported six new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total connected to the latest outbreak to 60.

Updated at 10.01am AEST on 2 June 2021.

 

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