Three venues in the Riverina have been listed as COVID-19 exposure sites.
NSW Health confirmed on Wednesday evening that Gundagai Coles Express, the Jindera Shell petrol station and the Shell petrol station in Hay have all been visited by "confirmed cases of COVID-19".
Anyone who visited Coles Express in Gundagai between 1:00am and 1:30am on Thursday, July 8 or the Shell petrol station in Jindera between 11:30am and 11:45am on Saturday, July 10 is considered a close contact.
They must get tested and immediately self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.
Any patron who visited the Shell petrol station in Hay between 7.30am and 8.00am on Saturday, July 10 is considered a casual contact. They must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
"If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in [the] last four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure," a NSW Health statement said. "Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result."
NSW Health urged anyone who lives or works in the areas to be vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms, and to get tested if they appear.
The Hay petrol station was closed for deep cleaning on Wednesday, calling it a "precautionary measure" in a Facebook post.
"We are asking the people of Hay not to panic," they said.
"Our site is closed only as a precaution as instructed. We are very low risk of exposure due to the processes we have in place as advised by NSW government.
"Our town is a main thoroughfare with many people passing through daily. We are not immune to this disease and our processes are in place to keep the people of Hay as safe as possible."
Hay mayor Jenny Dwyer asked the community to "keep following the precautions and the rules" and deputy mayor David Townsend also called for people to be vigilant with QR codes.
Gundagai mayor Abb McAlister called on residents with any links to the Coles Express to come forward for testing at the Gundagai Hospital on Thursday.
He said the situation is in hand and exposure is to be expected in highway towns.
"They've done a deep clean at the service station and the three staff members have all been tested and we're waiting on those result hopefully tomorrow," he said.
Testing is available at the following sites:
- Gundagai: GP-Led Respiratory Clinic, 134 Mount Street and Gundagai Hospital, Tor Street
- Hay: Hay Hospital, 351 Murray Street
- Albury: Lavington Hall, cnr Urana Rd and Hague Street, and the Albury Showgrounds on Fallon Street
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