Nundroo added to list of Port Augusta and Ceduna exposure sites after truck drivers test positive for COVID-19

EXPOSURE LOCATIONS: Services stations in Port Augusta and Ceduna have been identified as Tier 1 exposure locations after two truck drivers who drove from New South Wales to Western Australia tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Shutterstock
EXPOSURE LOCATIONS: Services stations in Port Augusta and Ceduna have been identified as Tier 1 exposure locations after two truck drivers who drove from New South Wales to Western Australia tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Shutterstock

UPDATE

SA Health has identified further COVID_19 exposure locations in South Australia.

It was announced on Saturday that eight new exposure sites have been named in connection with two infected truck drivers who visited South Australia from New South Wales two weeks in a row on their way to Western Australia.

New exposure locations at Port Augusta and Ceduna have been added, as have a site at Nundroo.

If you attended an exposure location below, you are required to follow the relevant health advice.

The full list of exposure locations are:

Port Augusta

IOR Petroleum Port Augusta (South), Northern Power Station Rd

  • Saturday, August 21 - 12pm to 12.30pm
  • Sunday, August 22 - 4.05am to 4.35am
  • Wednesday, August 25 - 11.30pm to 12am
  • Thursday, August 26 - 12.00am to 12.30am

OTR Port Augusta, corner of Augusta Highway and Northern Power Station Rd

  • Saturday, August 21 - 12.00pm to 12.50pm
  • Sunday, August 22 - 4.20am to 5.05am
  • Wednesday, August 25 - 11.30pm to 12am
  • Thursday, August 26 - 12.00am to 12.30am

Ceduna

IOR Petroleum Ceduna, 92 McKenzie St

  • Saturday, August 21 - 3.45pm to 5.45pm
  • Saturday, August 21 - 10.00pm to 10.30pm
  • Thursday, August 26 - 5.30am to 6.30am

Ceduna - OTR Ceduna, 35 Eyre Hwy

  • Saturday, August 21 - 3.45pm to 5.45pm
  • Thursday, August 26 - 5.30am to 6.30am

Nundroo

Nundroo Mobile Roadhouse, Eyre Highway, Nundroo

  • Saturday, August 21 - 7.15pm to 8.30pm

Anybody present at those sites at the times specified - and their household contacts - must:

  • Immediately quarantine for 14 days since you were at the location
  • Get tested immediately
  • Get tested again on day 5 and day 13
  • Complete this form to notify SA Health you were at this location: forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/60dbc8114d433274849f347c

If you were at any of the above locations, but not at the specified date and time, SA Health is advising that you monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms develop.

ORIGINAL

SA Health has identified COVID-19 exposure sites in South Australia after two truck drivers from New South Wales drove across to Western Australia.

The pair travelled through three states before testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Perth, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said on Friday.

SA Health has identified service stations in Port Augusta and Ceduna as Tier 1 exposure locations.

Anybody who has been at IOR Petroleum at Port Augusta (South) on Northern Power Station Road and OTR Port Augusta on the corner of Augusta Highway and Northern Power Station Road between 11.30pm on Wednesday, August 25 and 12.30am on Thursday, August 26 must follow directions from SA Health.

Likewise, anybody present at IOR Petroleum Ceduna at 92 McKenzie Street and OTR Ceduna at 35 Eyre Highway from 5.30am to 6.30am on Thursday, August 26 must follow directions from SA Health.

Anybody present at those sites at the times specified - and their household contacts - must:

  • Immediately quarantine for 14 days since you were at the location
  • Get tested immediately
  • Get tested again on day 5 and day 13
  • Complete this form to notify SA Health you were at this location: forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/60dbc8114d433274849f347c

If you were at any of the above locations, but not at the specified date and time, SA Health is advising that you monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms develop.

The truck drivers left from New South Wales and went through Victoria and South Australia before heading over to Western Australia.

Mr McGowan said in a press conference the risk to the community was low, as the men had minimal contact with others.

"Both truck drivers wore masks whilst outside of the truck," he said.

"They reportedly slept in their truck last night and had minimal contact with others throughout their travel."

The pair were tested as part of routine surveillance in NSW on Wednesday and then embarked on their journey.