NSW Residents Who Visited These Venues In and Around Jervis Bay Must Get Tested and Self-Isolate
A positive COVID-19 case from Melbourne visited Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach and Vincentia while potentially infectious on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24.
When Brisbane experienced its last COVID-19 outbreak at the end of March, it spilled over to New South Wales, with a positive case visiting the seaside town while they were infectious. Now that Melbourne is currently combating its own new cluster, the same thing has happened — this time affecting the Jervis Bay region.
Sydneysiders, if you spent some time in Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach and Vincentia towards the end of May, you'll need to take notice of some new health advice from NSW Health. Of particular concern: five locations that were visited by one of Melbourne's positive cases, who spent time in the area on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24 while potentially infectious.
Anyone who visited any of the five venues at specified dates and times is now required to get tested for COVID-19 immediately, and then to self-isolate until they receive further information from NSW Health. First up, this applies to people who were at the Green Patch campground in Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay at any time on Sunday, May 23 — and up until 9am on Monday, May 24.
It also covers anyone at the Cooked Goose Cafe (formerly known as the Hyams Beach Cafe) from 10am–12pm on Sunday, May 23, and at Coles at Vincentia Shopping Village from 12–1pm the same day. On Monday, May 24, the positive case also visited two venues in Goulburn: Shell Coles Express Big Merino and Trapper's Bakery, both between 10–11.30am.
The health alert, and the requirement to get tested and self-isolate, obviously covers both folks who live in the Jervis Bay area and anyone who was there just visiting over the two highlighted days. Either way, if you went to any of the above places at those dates and times, you must get tested, go into quarantine, monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms and await further NSW Health advice.
The positive case drove back to Melbourne on Monday, May 24, first experienced symptoms on Tuesday, May 25 and was tested on Monday, May 31.
NSW Health is also asking everyone else in the area — or those who have been there since Saturday, May 22 — to monitor for symptoms and get tested if any eventuate. That covers even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, as we've all heard plenty of times now.
Further locations are expected to be added to the list as NSW Health investigates the movements surrounding the case. You can keep up to date with case alerts via the NSW Health website.
For more information about the status of COVID-19 in NSW, head to the NSW Health website.
Top image: Discover Jervis Bay.
Published on June 02, 2021 by Sarah Ward