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COVID-19 testing clinics open at Bermagui and Eden tomorrow

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NSW Health has started contacting patrons of the following identified venues, advising them to self-isolate for 14 days from when they were last with the confirmed case:

Eden

Great Southern Hotel

158 Imlay St Eden

Wednesday 30 December

5pm – 6.30pm

Bermagui

Bermi’s Beachside Café

2/4 Lamont St, Bermagui

Thursday 31 December

9am – 10am

If you were present at these venues, during the times listed, please wait for public health to contact you. A dedicated testing facility has been organised for venue and case contacts to ensure priority access to testing. The public health team will provide this information.

Southern NSW Local Health District is working with pathology providers and local teams to increase access to testing. In addition to the usual testing clinics, the following locations will be operational from 2 January 2021:

  • Bega South East Regional Hospital 8am to 7pm
  • Bermagui Dickinson Oval, 2 Wallaga Street Bermagui 10am to 3pm
  • Eden Community Health Twofold car park, Bass Street Eden, 10am to 2pm

It's understood two COVID-19 positive people traveled to the Far South Coast after being exposed to the virus at a restaurant in Melbourne. This cluster is believed to be connected to the Sydney outbreak. 

NSW Health says there is no longer a requirement to schedule appointments at most of the COVID-19 testing sites. Callers are encouraged to register with the triage service prior to attending the clinics to decrease waiting times. Callers to the NSW Health 1800 999 880 COVID line will be provided with information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations as well as supported to register for their local clinic.

For a list of testing clinics in the Southern NSW Local Health District Area go to: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19

NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches – to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so that cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

To protect lives & stay safe:

  • Stay in if you are unwell
  • Arrange to get tested
  • Maintain physical / social distancing
  • download the COVIDSafe app
  • It’s OK to get tested more than once, if you have symptoms at different points in time.

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