Two cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Queanbeyan on Thursday and are now believed to have potentially been infectious while in the Queanbeyan community.

The two people are residents of Queanbeyan but work in the ACT where they were exposed to and picked up the virus.

No exposure sites have been listed in the New South Wales city yet but risk assessments are being finalised for two venues visited by a case during their infectious period.

Deputy Premier, John Barilaro said give they have the delta variant of the virus, there are concerns this could lead to further cases in the city over the coming days.

“It is transmissible and contagious so one case in worrying and we will be taking some serious action if that’s the case and we are concerned there could be more cases.”

The two new infections were detected on Thursday morning and will be added to the New South Wales tally on Friday.

Southern NSW Local Health District is now urging anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing with additional capacity being stepped up across the city.

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Drive through testing at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan

  • Drive through clinic, no booking required.
  • Address: Enter via Yass Road, Queanbeyan
  • Times: 8.00am – 3.30pm today Thursday 19 August, 7.00am – 5.00pm Friday – Sunday.

Testing at Queanbeyan Hospital

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  • Pre-register through SNSWLHD COVID-19 Triage line 1800 318 248.
  • Address: 107 Collett Street, Queanbeyan
  • Times: 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday – Sunday (correct until Sunday 22 August).
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