NSW Health is in the process of conducting further contract tracing of staff and patrons who
were at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club between 7pm to 9:30pm on Monday 13 July 2020.
In addition to the two people who were infectious with COVID-19 and were dining at the
Bistro, a further six people associated with the Club have been diagnosed as positive with
As a result, all patrons and staff who were at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Monday 13
July, Wednesday 15 July, Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July, should self-isolate for 14
days after they were last at the Club, and seek testing for COVID-19.
Even if they test negative, they should remain in isolation for the full 14 days, and should be
tested again if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has confirmed six reported cases which
have been identified within the District @ 2300 hours, Saturday 18 July, 2020.
This maintains the total number of positive cases for SNSWLHD at 61 following a more than
20 500 tests.
NSW Health’s daily COVID 19 update is released here.
Guidance for self -isolation for close contacts is available at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-
SNSWLHD is urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a
runny nose, scratchy throat cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat,
tiredness, loss of taste/smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches – to self-isolate and seek
COVID-19 testing, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
To ensure people can get tested quickly, SNSWLHD will continue testing in Batemans Bay
through a COVID-19 Pop-up clinic at the Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function
centre) on Beach Road, Batemans Bay.
The clinic will be open from daily from 9:00am to 2:00pm until further notice. In anticipation of the continued demand, extra staff will be working at the Pop-up clinic during this time.
The need for scheduled appointments across many of the District’s COVID-19 testing sites
has been removed. Callers to the SNSWLHD 1800 999 880 COVID line will be provided with
information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations.
These sites include Goulburn Base Hospital, Queanbeyan District Hospital, Eurobodalla
Health Service (Moruya), South East Regional Hospital, Cooma District Hospital, Jindabyne
Clinic and Yass District Hospital.