Orange sites added to list of sites of covid concern, vaccination without appointment

OPEN DOOR POLICY: Orange residents will now be able to be vaccinated without a booking.
OPEN DOOR POLICY: Orange residents will now be able to be vaccinated without a booking.

A menswear store, an art gallery and a pharmacy were listed alongside nine other locations on NSW Health's latest update of exposure sites on Tuesday night.

As a result of the new cases in Orange, and new exposure sites, from today, Wednesday, people will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccination without appointments at clinics in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo with all three now open to walk-ins as well as booked appointments.

The Orange COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Clinic address is 123 Peisley Street opposite the railway station.

The hub will be open daily from 8am to 5:30pm.

The updates to the venues of concern comes after multiple children under the age of 12 are part of the COVID cluster that has hit the city this week.

On Tuesday, a further four cases were officially added to Orange's tally, on top of the three reported by NSW Health the day prior.

LATEST EXPOSURE SITES LIST:

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 12 

Bullets and Bits, 139 Kite Street

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 3:55pm to 4:15pm

Bunnings, Corner of Northern Distributor Road and Leeds Parade

  • Thursday, October 7 from 10am to 10:15am

Dan Murphy's Orange,86 Summer Street

  • Thursday, October 7 from 5:45pm to 6pm.

Frame Effect Orange, 2 Shop/54 Peisley Street

  • Friday, October 8 from 1:50pm to 3:10pm.

Hartfords Menswear Orange175 Summer Street

  • Friday, October 8 from 3:40pm to 4pm.

King of the Pack Orange Shop 12, Summer Centre, 88 Summer Street

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 12.25pm to 12:35pm.

McDonald's Orange 100-110 Bathurst Road

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 2.45pm to 3:10pm.

Orange Compounding Pharmacy 184-186 Summer Street

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 3pm to 3:10pm
  • Wednesday, October 6 from 4pm to 4:30pm

Racine Bakery Orange 166B Summer Street

  • Thursday, October 7 from 9:25am to 9:35am.

The Peisley St Gallery Orange 54 Peisley Street

  • Friday, October 8 from 1.50pm 3:10pm.

The Sugar Mill Café Orange 1/86 Summer Street

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 12:35pm to 12:55pm

Ashcroft's IGA, Peisley Street

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 12.35pm to 12.40pm.
  • Tuesday, October 5 from 3.10pm to 3,20pm.
  • Thursday, October 7 from 5.55pm to 6.10pm

The updates to the venues of concern comes after multiple children under the age of 12 are part of the COVID cluster that has hit the city this week.

On Tuesday, a further four cases were officially added to Orange's tally, on top of the three reported by NSW Health the day prior.

Scott McLachlan, chief executive of Western NSW Local Health District, confirmed that at least two of those seven cases were young children.

"Moreover people under 12 that haven't been vaccinated. There's obviously a lot of mingling and connection between kids. A couple of the cases in Orange as well."

He did not have the exact numbers on hand however.

It had previously been reported that an Orange City Council staff member who later tested positive to COVID, visited Courallie Park (Thursday, October 7 between 11.16am and 12.28pm) and Yarrawong (Wednesday, October 6 between 10.42am and 12.53pm) childcare centres last week.

Up to 8pm Monday night there were 11 new cases identified in the Western NSW LHD; Collarenebri (1), Walgett (2), Wellington (4) and Orange (4).

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