COVID-19 Alert for Magpies Waitara

A COVID-19 alert for Magpies Waitara has been issued after person who has tested positive attended the club on Monday 24 August for lunch. They were at the venue from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. If you’ve been to Magpies this week, you are considered a Casual Contact. You need to monitor for symptoms, and get tested if any appear.

Magpies Waitara announced on their Facebook page:

We wish to advise that we’ve been notified by NSW Health this evening that on Monday 24 August between 12.30pm to 1.15pm, a patron attended our venue that has since tested positive for COVID-19.
NSW Health has assessed the risk of this visit to our staff and patrons as LOW-RISK (Casual Contacts) and they will be in contact with those that need to monitor for ANY symptoms and should they develop, immediately isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
We will CLOSE Thursday 27 August 2020 to undertake an extensive clean as per our COVID Safety Management Plan.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the health and safety of our Members and Guests is our highest priority at this time.

What to do if you’ve been to Magpies this week

If you’ve been to Magpies Waitara between 12.30pm Monday 24 August and Wednesday 26 August, you are considered by the NSW Health a Casual Contact:

A casual contact is defined as someone who has had face-to-face contact for less than 15 minutes cumulative over the course of a week, or been in the same closed space for less than 2 hours, with a person with a COVID-19 infection while they were infectious. This may include healthcare workers, other patients, or visitors who were in the same closed healthcare space as a case, but for shorter periods than those required for a close contact. Other closed settings might include schools or offices.

Casual contacts are NOT required to self-isolate in their homes UNLESS they develop symptoms.

A local NSM who attended the club on Tuesday with her husband contacted NSW Health and confirmed the health organisation will be reaching out to anyone who requires testing. The club keeps thorough records of all patrons who enter the premises as per COVID protocol.

Covid-19 Alert For Magpies Waitara

The Covid-19 alert for Magpies Waitara was posted online

Monitor for symptoms and seek help if they develop

Casual contacts should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their last casual contact with the person with COVID-19. Symptoms to look out for include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
  • Other early symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache and runny nose or muscle pain.

If symptoms develop, get tested

If symptoms develop:

  • Seek testing. To find out about testing:
    • Call the healthdirect hotline on 1800 022 222. When you call, tell them you are a casual contact.
    • Call your local doctor to make an appointment for COVID-19 testing and tell them you are a casual contact.
    • ​Visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic. When you arrive, immediately tell staff that you are a casual contact of a person with COVID-19.
  • Follow the advice in the home isolation guidance for people suspected to have COVID-19 infection.

Note: If you go to see a doctor, make sure you wear a surgical mask while you go there. You should travel directly to the doctor or COVID-19 clinic by foot (where practical) or private car. NSW Health advises you not to use public transport.

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