Murraylands records first Covid exposure site

A third exposure site is being investigated, as the service station staff members return negative results

SA Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Emily Kirkpatrick made the announcement this morning about the exposure site in Tailem Bend. Photo: SalesGround.

This story will be updated as new information comes to hand. Last updated 6PM July 13. New information is available in an updated story.

The two Shell staff members and their households have both returned negative test results, but will remain in quarantine for 14 days to complete further testing requirements.

No new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in South Australia today.

The Coolabah Tree Café next to the Shell petrol station has also been identified as a potential exposure site.

A potential third site is also currently being investigated.

The Tailem Bend testing clinic has extended hours until 7.30pm tonight.

July 13 1.50pm Update

The Shell service station in Tailem Bend has become the first site in the Murraylands to be listed as a Covid exposure site.

SA Health Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Emily Kirkpatrick confirmed this morning that removalists from Sydney had visited the service station on Friday July 9.

Anyone who visited the business between 5.20pm and 7pm will now need to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, with further tests on day 5 and day 13.

There were 18 QR code check-ins during the above time period who are being contacted, but SA Health reminded anyone that visited and didn’t check in to now get tested and self-isolate.

Additionally anyone who has visited the Shell service station since Friday should monitor for symptoms and get tested if any develop.

Two of the three removalists who visited the service station on the way back to Sydney have tested positive for Covid-19.

Ms Kirkpatrick said that CCTV footage was also being used to see the amount of contact between the customers and staff.

One of the two staff members working at the time is currently symptomatic.

Click here to view the full SA Health press conference for July 13.

Where can I get tested?

  • Tailem Bend (Adjacent to Caltex Service Station) - no appointment required, open 9 - 5 every day

    • People needing day 1, day 5 and day 13 testing must use the Tailem Bend site

  • Murray Bridge Respiratory Clinic - appointment required, call 8539 3292 or book online

Where can I get vaccinated? And can I get vaccinated?

There are currently vaccination clinics available in Murray Bridge and Meningie.

All South Australian 16 years and over who live in regional council areas can now book their vaccination appointment.

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