People in the Batemans Bay area are being urged to come forward for testing if they have any symptoms after fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected at the sewage treatment plant.
The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage may reflect the presence of people who have recovered from COVID-19 such as people released from hotel isolation returning to their place of residence.
However, NSW Health is concerned there could be other active cases in the local community in people who have not been tested and who might incorrectly assume their symptoms are just a cold.
See NSW Health video below for a comprehensive update. Batemans Bay reference appears 33 seconds in.