A couple of new exposure sites reported overnight, including the Belmont Vaccination Centre, and a site at Muswellbrook.
As I've reported previously, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes. I understand community concern on this but I'm comfortable with Health's advice for a number of reasons.
Firstly, there has been zero transmission of the virus in any of the low-risk casual contact sites previously named anywhere in the State.
Further, this new approach to listing sites is in line with all other health districts statewide. Sites which have been exposed for longer than 15 minutes, or potentially have clear risk of casual and close contract transmission, will continue to be reported as usual.
More details on the new sites below (including a link to the full list at NSW Health):
New COVID-19 exposure site
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts) and must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received:
Belmont Vaccination Centre
on Tuesday 21 September
from 4.45pm - 5.45pm
Muswellbrook Fair Shopping Centre
(entire centre) on:
- Wednesday 22 September from 12pm - 1pm
- Thursday 23 September from 10am - 11am
- Friday 24 September from 7.30am - 8am
A complete list of exposure sites can be found on the NSW Health website HERE