Cases, exposure sites in Albury and Wagga

Two cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Albury Local Government Area, giving the Murrumbidgee Local Health District its first positive detections in more than 12 months. Exposure sites have also been listed in Wagga and Young, after an essential worker passed through the area over a week ago and later tested positive.

The worker was in Wagga from August 30 to September 3 and in Young from September 3 – 7.  

MLHD Executive Director Health Services Len Bruce has said that the worker hadn’t tested positive for Covid at the time they passed through the MLHD, but he was still concerned about the possibility the virus had been in the region.

Both Albury cases are currently being cared for and are now isolating in Albury. 

“Urgent case investigations and contact tracing continues,” according to the MLHD.

Albury locations of concern

The following locations have been identified as ‘locations of concern’; anyone who was at these locations on the specified times is asked to come forward for testing:


  • Reece Plumbing, Dallinger Road, Lavington

Monday 13 September between 11.22 am – 2.28 pm

  • Summit Power, 146 Fallon Street, Albury

Monday 13 September between 11.22 am – 2.28 pm

Testing sites have been established at four locations in Albury/Wodonga, no appointments are necessary. They are located at:

  • Lavington Hall – Sunday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
  • Albury Showgrounds – Monday to Saturday 8am to 1pm
  • Corner of Smythe St and Stanley St, Wodonga – Monday to Friday, 8.30pm -3.30pm. Closed 12pm – 12:30pm each day
  • 79 Vermont St, Wodonga (next to Wodonga Hospital) – Monday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm.

Details of any additional clinics or extended hours in response to the local cases will be 

Wagga exposure sites

NSW Health has identified several locations of concern in Wagga, including:

  • Caltex Northend Wagga Wagga – Fitzmaurice Street (Tuesday 31st August 5.15pm-5.56pm)
  • Woolworths Wagga Wagga – Gurwood Street (Monday 30th August 9.15am-10am)
  • Northside Pharmacy – Gurwood Street (Monday 30th August 9.15am-9.45am)
  • O’Brien’s Wagga Hot Bake – Morgan Street (Friday 3rd September 6.50am-7am)

Testing sites in Wagga are also open, with no appointments necessary. They include:


  • Equex Centre – Open seven days 10am to 6pm
  • 84-86 Murray St (between the pharmacy and the Australian Red Cross) – Open seven days 9am to 4pm

Anyone who attended these venues at these times is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell. Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.

For additional testing locations go to www.mlhd.nsw.gov.au, or for help accessing a test call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.