As of 8.00 am on Monday 28 June 2021
There have been no further cases of COVID-19 identified in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. The total number of positive COVID-19 results remains at 60.
|COVID-19 in MLHD||Numbers|
|Number of people tested for COVID-19 in MLHD||122,896|
|Total tests done in past 24 hours||557|
|Total Confirmed cases in MLHD||60|
|Total number of probable cases||0|
|Total number of deaths from COVID-19||1|
MLHD remind the community to get tested if they feel even the mildest symptoms. Hours of operation at testing clinics have been extended to respond to the increase demand for testing.
MLHD testing clinics are based in Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Griffith, Hay, Leeton and Wagga Wagga. These clinics are available by appointment made through the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099. They are free and completely confidential.
People who require a COVID test in towns where there is not a testing centre can present to the local Emergency Department during designated hours. Opening hours willbe listed on the MLHD website from 30 June 2021 at: https://www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/covid-19-services
Testing is also available through Commonwealth funded GP-Led Respiratory Clinics in Griffith, Deniliquin, Gundagai, Tumut, Wagga Wagga and Young and through private pathology providers in Albury, Griffith and Young.
To find your nearest testing centre visit NSW Government website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics
To protect vulnerable people in our care, and our staff, MLHD screens all visitors to hospital and health services facilities and those who have travelled to Greater Sydney (including Wollongong Illawarra, Central Coast, Shoalhaven and Blue Mountains) on or after 12 June will be excluded from all MLHD facilities. Face masks must be worn in all MLHD facilities.
In the Murrumbidgee region, the following restrictions will apply:
- People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong) on or after June 21 should follow the stay-at-home orders for a period of 14 days after they left Greater Sydney
- Visitors to households will be limited to five guests – including children
- Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events
- Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed
- Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed
- Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the wedding party only (no more than 20 people)
- Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn)
- The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals
- Outdoor seated, ticketed events will be limited to 50 per cent seated capacity.
To stay up to date with the latest COVID restrictions for NSW visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules
MLHD encourages all eligible people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus.
The Pfizer Vaccine is the preferred vaccine for people up to the age of 59. AstraZeneca is the preferred vaccine for people aged 60 years and older.
It is necessary to book an appointment to obtain your vaccine. This can be done easily via the Commonwealth Government website (above) or by calling the COVID Vaccination Support line on 1800 571 155.
MLHD reminds members of the public they can also obtain their vaccination through participating General Practices (GP).
When you register online for your vaccination, you can choose from a list of your closest vaccination providers.
For information on how to get your COVID-19 Vaccination visit the Commonwealth Government website: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-checker