Urgent Covid warning for entire NSW sporting club

·News Reporter
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An alert has been issued for members of a NSW sporting club who attended an event in Victoria after health authorities learned it was attended by a positive case of coronavirus.

NSW Health revealed on Wednesday evening it was urgently contacting members of a sporting club in Tooleybuc, in the NSW Riverina region, who went to a sport event in Cohuna, 274km north of Melbourne.

A Covid-infected person watched multiple netball games, visited the inside canteen and used outdoor public toilets at the Cohuna Football and Netball Club on Saturday. 

Field at the Cohuna Football and Netball Club pictured.
Several areas of the Cohuna Football and Netball Club was visited by a positive coronavirus case on Saturday. Source: Google Maps

Victoria Health has listed the venue as tier two and requested anyone at the grounds between 12pm and 5pm to get tested urgently and isolate until a negative result is received. 

Anyone who attended the event from NSW has also been requested to immediately self-isolate and await further advice from NSW Health.

The health department is working to set up increased capacity for testing in the area near the sporting club in Tooleybuc.

Earlier on Wednesday, NSW Health advised residents to postpone non-urgent travel to Greater Melbourne and Bendigo, while Victorian health authorities continued to investigate the Covid-19 outbreak.

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People in NSW who have been in Victoria since 12 May have been asked to regularly check the list of exposure sites on the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services website.

Positive cases have visited a number of venues in Greater Melbourne and in and near Bendigo while infectious, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and several hospitality venues.

In Greater Melbourne, home gatherings have been limited to five visitors a day and public gatherings restricted to 30 people until at least June 4.

Masks are mandatory indoors for people aged 12 and over. The Victorian government has not yet ruled out a snap lockdown.

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