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Merimbula RSL and Waterfront Café Merimbula customers advised of COVID exposure

Victoria Department of Health reports two Victorian cases separately attended several venues in NSW, including:

6 July dinner at the Merimbula RSL 7 July breakfast at the Waterfront Café Merimbula

While investigations are underway, NSW Health urges anyone who attended these venues at these times must watch for respiratory symptoms or fever, and if they occur, isolate and get tested for COVID-19 right away. ABC South East NSW reports; On social media, The Waterfront Cafe said they've been advised that they are low risk and are not required to close.

The Merimbula RSL club has temporarily closed as of this morning after they were alerted to the positive case. A spokesperson from the club said all staff are being tested and are awaiting results. NSW Health reports fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,303. *************************** There’s a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic in Batemans Bay Tuesday 14 July

2020:

 Tuesday 14 July 2020 9am-2pm

 Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre), Beach Rd Batemans Bay

 Bookings call 1800 999 880 (option 1)

There’s a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic in Malua Bay Thursday 16 July

2020:

 Thursday 16 July 2020 9am – 2pm

 Malua Bay Surf Club Car Park, 560 George Bass Dr, Malua Bay

 Bookings call 1800 999 880 (option 1)

To protect lives & stay safe:

• keep testing

• maintain social distance

• practise personal hygiene

• download the COVIDSafe app




Of today’s new cases, four are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

- If you have even mild symptoms, a cold or cough, get tested and stay home until you’re cleared. - Keep your distance from others at all times even if you are well. - If you have been in Victoria, don’t mix with other people until two weeks has passed.

People who work in high-risk settings such as health care facilities or aged care homes must not to attend work if they have symptoms and must get tested immediately. People should also not visit relatives in these settings if they have even the mildest of symptoms or have recently returned from Victoria.

A total of 10,786 tests were notified in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 14,975 tests in the previous 24 hours. There are 85 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. This person does not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,799 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.

Anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – is urged to seek testing and self-isolate. Do not go to work or catch public transport until you are cleared of COVID-19. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx or people can visit their GP.

It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and regularly wash their hands.

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