COVID case visited Forbes

Two Forbes locations are on the latest list of venues visited by someone who has now tested positive for COVID-19.

NSW Health has been advised by Queensland Health that a confirmed case of COVID-19 travelled through regional NSW while potentially infections from June 1 to 5.

The case drove from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, stopping at places in Gillenbah, Forbes, Dubbo and Moree and signed in to several venues using QR codes.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed must immediately get tested and isolate until you receive further information from NSW Health:

  • The Vandenberg Hotel in Court Street Tuesday 1 June 6pm to 10pm
  • The Brew coffee bar Wednesday June 2 between 7am to 10am.
  • Lake Forbes Motel from 1.30pm Tuesday June 1 to 10am Wednesday June 2.

Testing clinic

The Western NSW Health District's mobile testing services have been activated and started testing in Forbes yesterday, Thursday, June 10.

A spokesperson for Western NSW Health said the testing will continue at least until today, Friday, June 11.

The Parkes Health Service will also have additional testing capacity.

The Forbes mobile testing clinic will be established at:

Court Street, opposite the Town Hall, adjacent to the Anglican Church

Friday 9am to 3pm

Testing is free and no appointment is required.

People being tested should remain in their cars.

NSW Health is continuing to investigate the movements of this case in regional New South Wales, and this list of venues and times will be updated.

Anyone who lives in Forbes or has visited these areas since June 1, is asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms.

If they do notice symptoms they are urged to come forward for testing immediately, then isolate until a negative result is received.

The person also visited a number of venues in Dubbo during their trip to Queensland, including:

  • CSC Church Street Cafe Wednesday June 2 11.30am - 2pm
  • Reading Cinemas Dubbo Wednesday June 2 6pm to 10pm
  • Homestead Motel Wednesday June 2 midday to Thursday June 3 10am.

Community members with questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing and vaccination, should be encouraged to contact the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.