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Case linked to Southern Meats Goulburn

Southern NSW Local Health District is working with Southern Meats Goulburn to identify close and casual contacts following confirmation of a COVID-19 case linked to the abattoir on Tuesday. It is the second case linked to the abattoir in three months. The new case will be included in Wednesday’s numbers. In Canberra, Chief Minister...

Eden Monaro rolls up sleeves to get vaccinated

Vaccination rates in the South East are among the best in the state. Every Local Government Area in the Eden Monaro has hit at least 70% of single dose vaccines, with the Bega Valley recording 80% and the Eurobodalla reaching 85%. While 52% of the eligible population in the Eurobodalla, and 53%...

New Bega Valley exposure site

Another new COVID-19 exposure site has been identified in Merimbula on the South Coast. If you visited the Merimbula Woolworths on Saturday September 4 from 3:30pm to 4:40pm, you are considered a casual contact and must get tested immediately and Self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor...

Support for job seekers on the South Coast

The Federal Government is funding two local employment projects that will see up to 40 young job seekers on the South Coast benefit from training in hospitality and basic land management. The Morrison Government’s Local Recovery Fund is providing $55,000 for a pop-up community café in Eden later this month, while...

South Coast local catches monster shark

In the local fishing scene, a Bega Valley local has come up with a monster catch over the weekend. Emma Badullovich caught a huge seven-gilled shark while fishing in Twofold Bay near Eden. The fish was caught on 10 kilo tackle, in 6 meters of water on a filet of sergeant baker. Elsewhere...

Double vaccinated adults can meet from today

No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on the South Coast with 1,257 new locally acquired cases across the state in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 78.5% of the eligible population in NSW have received a single vaccination, while 46.2% have had a double dose. As of Monday September...

Mega Pod of whales off Bermagui gains worldwide intrigue

A mass gathering of whales off the south coast has caught the imagination of the environmental world. Hundreds of migrating whales are feasting on bait schools around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Bermagui and Sapphire Coastal Adventures' Simon Miller managed to capture the phenomenon. "We’ve got what's called a mega...

COVID traces found in Eden sewage

There was no new cases of COVID recorded on the South Coast over the weekend however NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Eden sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 8 and 9 September and is the first detection at the Eden...

Man escapes Moruya house fire

A Moruya resident has lost his home to a fire overnight. Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service units were called to a house fire at North Head Road in Moruya which reportedly broke out around 6pm on Thursday evening. On arrival Moruya 384 found heavy smoke issuing from the rear...

No new cases on South Coast today

There are no new COVID-19 cases in Southern NSW Local Health District as of 11am today. The South Coast will remain in lockdown from midnight tonight as the region officially reported an additional three COVID-19 cases. Two cases at Merimbula and one in Batemans Bay announced yesterday, were officially included in today's...