HEALTH ALERT: Operating hours at Hervey Bay Fever Clinic extended

OPERATING hours at the Hervey Bay Fever Clinic are being extended to allow for more local testing after a COVID-19 case was confirmed on a recent Hervey Bay flight.

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The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service said it has been alerted to a positive COVID-19 case who was possibly symptomatic while serving as a cabin crew member on two flights between Hervey Bay and Brisbane.

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The flights have been identified as QF2374 (Brisbane to Hervey Bay) and QF2375 (Hervey Bay to Brisbane) on Monday, July 12.

“Passengers of these flights and members of the Hervey Bay Airport ground crew who were in contact with the cabin crew are being contacted and asked to come in for COVID-19 testing,” the WBHHS said in a statement on its official Facebook page.

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“If you haven’t been contacted yet, but were on the flights, then do not wait as it’s critical that you come in as soon as possible.”

The service said the Hervey Bay Fever Clinic would now be open between 8am and 5pm each day and will be open over the weekend.

The clinic is located in the car park at St Stephen’s Hospital, corner of Medical Place and Nissen Street – entrance off Nissen Street.

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“Remember if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, that are associated with COVID-19 to please come in for testing,” the WBHHS said.

Meanwhile, Member of Hervey Bay Adrian Tantari echoed the call urging passengers to get tested.

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