We are aware that any news of a positive COVID case in Indigo Shire causes stress and anxiety.
Unfortunately, we can only provide information on this website that has been provided to us by the health authorities.
We were advised on Sunday 17 October of one new case in Indigo Shire. This case became positive after contact with an infectious person from Albury.
Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) advises that this new case is isolating in line with Public Health orders and contact tracing is continuing. Any Tier 1 exposure sites identified as a result of contact tracing will be made available on health authority websites. Please keep yourself up to date with the latest list of exposure sites at:
A reminder that Australia’s COVID-19 response management is led by each State Health Department. Locally this means that if a COVID case is detected in Victoria, the Victorian Department of Health and AWH manage the COVID-19 contact tracing process and exposure sites, and if a COVID case is detected in NSW, NSW Health and MLHD manage the COVID-19 contact tracing process and exposure sites.
Anyone identified as a close contact of any case, or anyone who is a household contact of someone with COVID-19, will be contacted directly by the contact tracing team or given advice from health authorities around their situation. People in these categories can leave home to be tested, but must not leave their car and must drive straight to and from the nearest testing facility.
- 79 Vermont St, Wodonga (drive-through clinic) - open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm
- Smythe St Clinic - Open from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Closed from 12pm to 12.30pm.
To save you time at the testing clinic, you can register for a COVID-19 test online. To register, simply complete the online form at: https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill present your unique registration code when you arrive at the testing site.
Do not visit Albury or Wodonga Emergency Department for testing
For other COVID-19 testing clinics, please go to https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/
The Australian Federal Government is responsible for the rollout and phasing of the COVID-19 vaccine.
You can book your vaccine appointment:
Restrictions for Regional Victoria will further ease from 11.59pm on Thursday 21 October.
Face masks must still be worn at all times, both indoors and outdoors.
You can read a statement from the Premier here and find a summary of Victoria's roadmap, which details the changes to current restrictions below:
For all further information please go to the DHHS website.
Residents of the cross-border area no longer require a permit to enter Victoria, provided:
- you have not been in an extreme risk zone or red zone outside of the cross-border area at any time since it came into effect over the last 14 days
- or, if you have been to an orange zone outside of the cross-border area at any time since it came into effect over the last 14 days, you have had a COVID-19 test and returned a negative result since leaving the orange zone
- you haven’t been to a current Extreme Risk zone inside the cross-border area (note: there are currently no Extreme Risk Zones inside the cross-border area)
- you have not been to an exposure site
- you don’t have COVID-19 or have any symptoms, and you are not a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case
- you carry proof of address (such as a driver licence).
For further information about conditions on entering or re-entering Victoria, visit Information for cross border communities
The Australian Government Coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel are also a good way to stay informed. Search “Coronavirus Australia” in the Apple App Store and on Google Play or visit www.australia.gov.au. If you have WhatsApp, message +61 400 253 787 or go to aus.gov.au/whatsapp
More frequently asked questions and fact sheets about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)