List of possible COVID-19 exposure times at The Bend OTR grows

SA Health says a COVID-positive truck driver visited the Tailem Bend service station on October 11 and 13.

SA Health has listed the OTR next to the entrance to The Bend Motorsport Park as a possible COVID-19 exposure site. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

This post will be updated if more information comes to hand. For the latest on exposure sites, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

SA Health has added to its list of possible COVID-19 exposure times at a Tailem Bend service station.

An alert exists for anyone who visited the OTR at The Bend Motorsport Park on:

  • Monday, October 11 from 3.45pm to 5pm

  • Wednesday, October 13 from 1.15pm to 2.15pm

  • Wednesday, October 13 from 8pm to 8.40pm

Anyone present at the business during those times should immediately get a COVID test, quarantine themselves away from household members, and remain in quarantine until they return a negative test result.

However, anyone who spent time in the truckies’ lounge during the Monday exposure window will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days.

The Wednesday night timeslot was added to SA Health’s list on Friday afternoon.

8pm Friday, October 14

The OTR service station at The Bend Motorsport Park has been tagged as a possible COVID-19 exposure site for the second time in recent months.

SA Health issued an alert on Thursday evening, warning that a COVID-positive truck driver had visited the business twice in recent days.

Anyone who was in the truckies’ lounge between 3.45pm and 5pm on Monday, October 11 must immediately go into individual quarantine, away from household members, for the next 14 days.

They must get a COVID test immediately, then again in five and 13 days’ time.

Anyone who visited any part of the OTR during the same period on Monday, or between 1.15 and 2.15pm on Wednesday, October 13, must immediately get a COVID test and quarantine until they get a negative result.

They will still need to get tested again on days five and 13, but will not need to stay in quarantine unless a test comes back positive.

The same OTR was also identified as a possible COVID exposure site in July, but no-one caught the virus on that occasion.


You can help keep local stories like this one free for everyone to read. Subscribe to Murray Bridge News today and support your independent, locally owned news service, plus get access to exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else, for just $5.50 a month.