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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Moree, Dubbo, Forbes in latest health alert

Petrol stations, cinemas and cafes are among the latest venues to be listed on a state-wide health alert.

NSW residents are once again being urged to be vigilant after further cases of COVID-19 travelled through the state last week.

NSW Health was advised by Queensland Health earliee this week that further venues of concern in NSW have been identified as part of ongoing investigations into a COVID-19 case reported earlier.

​The confirmed case travelled through regional NSW while potentially infectious from 1 June to 5 June.

The case drove from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, stopping at places in Gillenbah, Forbes, Dubbo and Moree and signing into several venues using QR codes. 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed must immediately get tested and isolate until you receive further information from NSW Health.

Dubbo: Shell Petrol Station (cnr Victoria and Whylandra Streets) Wednesday 2 June 10:30am to 11:30am

Dubbo: Church Street Cafe (15 Church Street) Wednesday 2 June 11:30am to 2:30pm

Dubbo: Reading Cinemas (49 Macquarie Street) Wednesday 2 June 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Dubbo: Homestead Motel (101 Cobra Street) Wednesday 2 June 12:00pm to Thursday 3 June 10:00am

Moree: Gwydir Carpark Motel and Thermal Pools (4 Amaroo Drive) Thursday 3 June from 1:45pm to Saturday 5 June 7:30am.

Moree: Woolworths Moree (215 Balo Street) Thursday 3 June 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Forbes: Vandenburg Hotel (7 Court Street) Tuesday 1 June 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Forbes: Brew Coffee Bar (1/99 Lachlan Street) Wednesday 2 June 7:00am to 10:00am

Gillenbah: Caltex Narrandera (1 Newell Hwy) Tuesday 1 June 10:30am to 11:00am

NSW Health is continuing to investigate the movements of this case in regional New South Wales, and this list of venues and times will be updated.

Anyone who lives in or has visited these areas since 1 June, 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.

NSW Health will be providing pop-up clinics and extended hours at existing clinics to support increased testing for the communities in these areas. Further information will be available soon.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. 

To find your nearest testing clinic visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.

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