As at 11am today, an additional 37 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since our last update at 11am, March 15, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 171.
NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on the following flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 should they become unwell.
Following confirmation of a case, NSW Health is asking that as a precaution, anyone who visited Oakvale Winery, Pokolbin NSW, between 4 March and 13 March 2020 should be alert for fever or respiratory symptoms for 14 days after their visit and practise social distancing. If they develop any of these symptoms, they should contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 should they become unwell. There is no ongoing risk for visitors to Oakvale Wines.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath.
NSW Health has identified a cluster of at least six confirmed cases who attended a wedding at Tumbling Waters Retreat, Stanwell Tops on 6 March, 2020, potentially linked to travel from the U.S. Close contacts are being followed up for further investigation.
NSW Health COVID-19 / Flu assessment clinics are up and running across the state.
For the location of these clinics refer to COVID-19 clinics.
These clinics are currently assisting with the assessment and testing of people with fever, cough or flu-like symptoms who are returned travellers or a contact of a confirmed case.
Everyone should practise social distancing, as it reduces the potential for transmission.
Social distancing is an effective measure to reduce the potential for transmission, but it is recognised that it cannot be practised in all situations.
While practising social distancing, people can travel to work,including on public transport. For non-essential activities outside the workplace or attendance at schools, universities and childcare – social distancing includes: