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Health District confirms positive COVID case link at Southern Meats, Goulburn

People are being urged to book in for a COVID-19 vaccination. Image: Shutterstock.
People are being urged to book in for a COVID-19 vaccination. Image: Shutterstock.

The Health District has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case linked to Southern Meats abattoir in Goulburn.

A spokeswoman for the Southern NSW Local Health District said authorities were working with the Mazamet Road lamb export facility to identify close and casual contacts.

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The case will be included in Wednesday's numbers.

It is the second case linked to the abattoir in three months. In July, a delivery driver tested positive however Southern Meats abattoir workers with whom the man was unloading subsequently tested negative. General manager Craig Newton said the facility had strict COVID-19 protocols in place.

Capital Pathology will open a pop up COVID-19 testing clinic at 7am at 2 Bourke Street, Goulburn, on Wednesday, September 15. Pre-registration is recommended via the Capital Pathology website: https://www.capitalpath.com.au/covid-19/

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. A full list of SNSWLHD's clinic sites and hours is available the website: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.

Book a COVID-19 vaccination via the Commonwealth Government's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.

Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others. Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.

This story Health authorities urge testing after COVID-19 link at abattoir first appeared on Goulburn Post.

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