26 May 2021

​NSW Health can advise of an event of concern which has been identified as part of ongoing investigations into a COVID-19 case reported in Victoria.

NSW Health is urgently contacting people from a NSW sporting club based in Tooleybuc, in the western Riverina region of NSW, who attended a sporting event in Cohuna, Victoria on Saturday 22 May from 12 to 5pm.

This event was attended by a confirmed case of COVID-19. Anyone who attended is requested to immediately self-isolate and await further advice from NSW Health.

NSW Health is working to set up increased capacity for testing in the area and thanks the community for their cooperation.

As announced earlier today, NSW Health is advising people in NSW to postpone non-urgent travel to Greater Melbourne and Bendigo, as Victorian health authorities continue to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak.

People with COVID-19 have visited a number of venues in Greater Melbourne and in and near Bendigo while infectious. This includes the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a number of hospitality venues.

If you are in NSW and have been in Victoria since 12 May, please check the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services website regularly to see if you have visited any of these venues of concern, and if so, immediately follow the relevant public health advice. Please ask family or friends you went with to do the same.

If you attended any of the venues identified at the times listed, please contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

NSW Health urges everyone to continue to take practical measures to stay COVID-safe, including practising good hand hygiene and always using QR codes to check in to and out of venues.