NSW Health says more than 40 close contacts, including all staff members and other visitors, are self-isolating after two COVID-19 cases attended the Ampol Service Station at Chinderah near Murwillumbah overnight on Tuesday 13 and the morning of Wednesday 14 July.
Acting Chief Executive, Northern NSW Local Health District Lynne Weir says proactive steps are being taken to contact all close contacts of the case, to give advice on isolation, symptoms to be aware of and their level of risk.
"All people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts are asked to observe 14 days' self-isolation to ensure there is no ongoing risk of infection to others in the community.
"Close contacts are asked to get tested on days 1, 7 and 12 of the isolation period, and to complete the full 14 days' self-isolation even if the test results are negative.
"Close contacts are contacted regularly by NSW Health's contact tracing teams to check for symptoms and review their wellbeing. Household members of close contacts should follow the advice provided by NSW Health for secondary close contacts.
"Members of the public should check the NSW Government website regularly for venues of concern and relevant health advice, as locations are regularly updated as investigations continue."
COVID-19 Testing Clinics in the Tweed Region
Over the weekend, additional resources were added at testing clinics in the Tweed region. Clinics currently open in the Tweed area are:
- The Tweed Hospital, Solander Street, Tweed Heads
- QML Pathology Drive through, Tweed Heads Bowls Club, Cnr Wharf & Florence Streets
- South Tweed Heads 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through and Walk-in Clinic, 157 - 161 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Head