22 January 2021

Belconnen GP surgery locked down due to "potential COVID-19 risk"

| Dominic Giannini
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ACT Policing attended a Belconnen medical centre over concerns about a possible COVID-19 risk. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A Belconnen GP surgery was forced into lockdown yesterday (21 January) over concerns that a patient had recently been to a Western Sydney COVID-19 hotspot.

ACT Policing confirmed that they attended a medical centre in relation “to a man with a potential COVID-19 risk”, but ACT Health later advised that there was no public health risk.

The man, who is understood to have mental health issues, has returned a negative COVID-19 test and the location he had visited in Sydney has since been taken off the ACT’s hotspot list, with only one local government area remaining subject to travel restrictions.

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An ACT Policing spokesperson reminded the community to follow all public health directions and COVID-19 protocols.

“Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been to a COVID-19-affected area, should arrange to be tested and take appropriate self-isolation action,” the said.

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