NSW residents queue for testing, covid-positive case from Melbourne sparks alert

Long lines of cars queue for COVID-19 testing at the inner west suburb of Five Dock, Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The inner west of Sydney is on high alert after further cases of Covid-19 have been identified. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
Long queues have formed at pop-up testing clinics on the NSW South Coast after a positive COVID-19 case from Melbourne sparked a series of health alerts last night.
Hundreds are today heeding advice from health authorities to get tested for even the mildest of symptoms after the infectious case travelled to a number of popular holiday towns on the South Coast and Southern Tablelands.
The person appears to have visited the service station attached to the Big Merino and stayed in a campground in Jervis Bay during a visit on May 23 and 24.
Several other venues in Goulburn, Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach and Vincentia are affected, including a supermarket, a cafe and a bakery.
The case is believed to be among the six new cases recorded in Victoria yesterday.
Health Secretary Professor Brendan Murphy has revealed the six cases are mostly close contacts or family members of the case who travelled to NSW.
Anyone who crossed paths with the coronavirus patient at any of the following exposure sites must contact NSW Health, get tested and isolate until they receive further advice.
May 23
May 24
  • Shell Coles Express Big Merino, Goulburn Monday, 10am-11.30am
  • Trapper’s Bakery, Goulburn, 10.30am-11.30am
  • Green Patch campground, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, until 9am
The list is likely to be updated as contact tracers investigate the Victorian case’s movements.
The Trappers Bakery in Goulburn has today closed for cleaning after being listed as a potential exposure site and is expected to reopen to customers tomorrow.