No positive Covid cases detected in Gundagai

A Covid-positive traveller stopped at the Oliver’s restaurant at Five Mile, near Gundagai, last week. Image: Google Maps.

As of Wednesday, no one has tested positive for Covid-19 in relation to the Public Health Alert issued by NSW Health yesterday regarding an Oliver’s restaurant near Gundagai.

On Tuesday it was announced that a 15-year-old traveller tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling home from Sydney’s northern beaches, stopping at the Oliver’s near the Dog on the Tuckerbox on their way home.

The Victorian resident visited Oliver’s Real Food at 31 Annie Pyers Drive on Friday, December 18 between 5.30pm and 6.05pm.

Anyone who attended this venue at the specified time was labelled a casual contact and told to get tested and isolate until they return a negative result to the virus.

“Within hours of the notification that a person who later tested positive to Covid-19 had stopped at Oliver’s Real Food, Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s Covid response team were able to mobilise a pop-up testing clinic in Carberry Park,” the local health district said in a statement.

“The pop-up clinic tested 55 people on Tuesday and 25 on Wednesday.

“All tests have so far returned negative results.”

As well as being tested and isolating, casual contacts are being urged to continue monitoring for symptoms and get tested again if they arise.

Symptoms to monitor for include:

  • fever (37.5°C or higher) or history of fever (night sweats, chills)
  • cough
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
  • sore throat
  • loss of taste or smell

Gundagai’s GP Respiratory Clinic in Mount Street has extended their testing hours and completed a similar number of tests to the pop-up clinic. They will open again tomorrow (Thursday, 24 December, 8.00am to 12.00pm). Call 6944 3444 or book an appointment online.

The MLHD Covid-19 Hotline will also be available seven days a week across the Christmas season, and can be reached on 1800 831 099.