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.
'...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 later today.
All of NSW remains in lockdown with regional Australia, including the Mudgee region, in lockdown for one week beginning 5pm Saturday 14 August.
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.
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:
Service stations, banks, post offices, laundromats and drycleaners can remain open.
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.
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):
Permit system to enter regional NSW (from 12.01am, Saturday, 21 August):
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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