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The Coffs Harbour drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic staff busy recording information from the record number of residents who have turned up to be tested.

COVID-19 close contacts update

Jul 21, 2021

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A man who worked at a construction site at Coffs Harbour last week, and tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to Sydney, was considered to have been infectious for the final two days he was in the area.

All people who worked at the construction site on Wednesday, 14 July and Thursday, 15 July have been declared close contacts. They have been tested and are isolating until 14 days after their exposure.

Two of the man’s work colleagues who travelled back to Sydney on Thursday night in the same vehicle, have subsequently tested positive.

These two men have been deemed not to be infectious while in Coffs Harbour.

NSW Health is also reminding anyone who attended the Hoey Moey on Thursday 15 July between 3.55pm and 4.20pm that they are a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.

We continue to urge anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches – to immediately seek COVID-19 testing and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

A new drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic opened this week at Coffs Harbour International Stadium to increase the District’s testing capacity. The clinic is open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 5pm on weekends.

Visit NSW Health to find a testing clinic near you.

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