Bathurst 1000 sites of concern; racing fans urged to watch for symptoms | Liverpool City Champion
THOUSANDS of racing fans who attended the Bathurst 1000 on Saturday and Sunday are urged to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 after a COVID-positive case is confirmed at Mount Panorama over the weekend.
McPhillamy Park Campground (all day Saturday and until 7:00 p.m. Sunday); The Paddock campsite (Saturday all day and Sunday until 7 p.m.); and Harris Park, the freight aisle, inside the Chase viewing area and the National Motor Racing Museum (all day Saturday and until 3 p.m. Sunday) have all been identified as places of concern .
A spokesperson for the local West New South Wales Health District said anyone who has been to these locations on the dates and times listed should watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested COVID and self-isolate if symptoms develop.
“NSW Health continues to undertake full investigations of COVID-19 cases, and all close contacts identified during these processes are contacted directly with advice and support,” they said.
The spokesperson said the increased mobility of society following the easing of COVID restrictions meant further transmissions of the virus were to be expected.
“As movement within and between communities increases, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 will also increase,” they said.
“The best protection against transmission, and against serious disease if it is transmitted, is vaccination.
“Currently, over 95% of people aged 16 and over in the Local Health District of West New South Wales are fully immunized.
“Residents of Bathurst and other NSW communities who were at the sites listed are encouraged to come for testing if they have concerns, and to do so urgently if they have symptoms.”