A staff member at the Mudgee' Busy Bee Service Station and Roadhouse has received a positive result on a COVID test according to a social media post on the business' Facebook page.
The store has been closed to deep cleaning and anyone that has been at or near the store since August 2 is urged to get tested as soon as possible.
"... we unfortunately advise there has been a positive COVID case with one of our staff members from the 2nd August - 12th August 2021," the post read.
"We are advising this before an official statement comes out, so all of our customers are aware and can monitor for symptoms and/or get tested if they have visited our store from the 2nd of August onwards.
"Our store is closed until further notice to undergo a deep clean, and all staff will be tested before we can re-open.
"We thank you for your ongoing support and hope we can all get through this as a community. We will continue to update you when we have further information."
There has been no official word from NSW Health on Sunday morning confirming the result but more information is expected at 11am.
Another staff member at the business confirmed that the staff member has been self-isolating since August 12.
All of NSW remains in lockdown for one week beginning 5pm Saturday, August 14.
The reasons you may leave your home
- Shopping for food or other essential goods and services.
- Medical care or compassionate needs (people can leave home to have a COVID-19 vaccination unless you have been identified as a close contact).
- Exercise outdoors in groups of two or fewer (unless members of the same household).
- Every employer across NSW must require their employees to work from home unless it is not reasonably practicable.
Schooling will be done from home in most cases.
Masks must be worn indoors (not including the home) and in outdoor settings where you cannot socially distance from others. Anyone who leaves their home must carry a mask with them at all times.
Pubs, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues
All hospitality venues must be CLOSED to the public, including pubs, restaurants and cafes, except for takeaway.
Retail premises are required to close, except for:
- supermarkets and grocery shops,
- shops that predominantly sell food or drinks eg butchers, bakeries, fruit shops and delicatessens, but does not include restaurants or cafes.
- chemists and pharmacies,
- shops that predominately sell office supplies, pet supplies, newspapers, magazines and stationery, alcohol, maternity and baby supplies, medical or pharmaceutical supplies
- food and drink premises, but only to sell takeaway
- cellar door premises, but only to sell takeaway
- hardware and building supplies
- landscaping material supplies
- rural supplies
- timber yards
- garden centres and plant nurseries,
- vehicle hire premises, not including the premises at which vehicles are sold,
- shops that predominately carry out mobile phone repairs.
Service stations, banks, post offices, laundromats and drycleaners can remain open.
Weddings and funerals
There will be a one-day 'grace period' for planned weddings and funerals in the regional areas that have not already been subject to a lockdown. Those events may go ahead until 12.01am on Monday 16 August 2021, but only with guests from areas that have not already been subject to a lockdown.
From Monday, small funerals and memorial services of 10 persons only (excluding the persons conducting the service) will be permitted.
This follows on from NSW recording 466 new local cases and four deaths overnight.
The four deaths were a woman in her 40s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s.
This brings the number of coronavirus-related deaths to 43 during the current outbreak, with NSW recording 99 overall.
Increased fines for Public Health Order breaches
Under the changes, there will be increased fines for Public Health Order breaches, a permit system to enter regional NSW and tightened rules for people in LGAs of concern to help reduce the spread of the Delta variant.
Increased fines for Public Health Order breaches (from 12.01am, Monday, 16 August):
- $5,000 on the spot fine for breaching self-isolation rules;
- $5,000 on the spot fine for lying on a permit (already a criminal offence);
- $5,000 on the spot fine for lying to a contact tracer (already a criminal offence);
- $3,000 on the spot fine for breaching the two person outdoor exercise/recreation rule; and
- $3,000 on the spot fine for breaching rules around entry into regional NSW for authorised work, inspecting real estate and travelling to your second home.
Permit system to enter regional NSW (from 12.01am, Saturday, 21 August):
- Any person who wishes to travel to regional NSW for one of the following reasons must have a permit which will be made available on Service NSW:
- authorised workers from LGAs of concern
- inspecting real estate. Any person inspecting real estate in the regions must now genuinely need a home to live in (no investment properties); and
- travelling to your second home. This is now only allowed if you are using the home for work accommodation or if the home requires urgent maintenance and repairs (if so, only one person may travel there).
COVID test payment
Eligible workers aged 17 and over who live in the LGAs of concern, who have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and isolate until a negative result is returned, will be eligible for one $320 payment in a four week period for lost wages.
The 'COVID-19 Test and Isolate Support Payments' start next week and will help cover lost wages of casual workers but also those who may have exhausted their sick leave or carer's leave to isolate at home.
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