Members of a sporting club in NSW’s Riverina region who may have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 while attending an event in Victoria have been urged to self-isolate.

The club members from Tooleybuc attended a sporting event in Cohuna, Victoria on Saturday, May 22 from 12pm to 5pm.

Any club member who attended is asked to immediately self-isolate and contact NSW Health for further advice.

In a statement on Wednesday night NSW Health said it was working to set up increased virus testing capacity in the Tooleybuc area.

The NSW government is advising people against travelling to Melbourne and Bendigo for the time being as Victoria deals with a fresh COVID-19 outbreak.

A COVID-19 cluster in Melbourne’s north has almost doubled to 15 infections after six extra cases were confirmed on Wednesday.

“Unless you absolutely have to go down there, just consider your options,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday.

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Genomic sequencing shows the outbreak is linked to a Wollert man who contracted COVID-19 in South Australian quarantine earlier this month.

The man, in his 60s, could be the possible ‘source case’ for the City of Whittlesea outbreak, although a definitive link is yet to be established.

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant says those who have returned from Melbourne since May 12 should keep a close eye on the Victorian government’s growing list of COVID-19 exposure sites.

They should also avoid aged care or healthcare facilities.

Anyone in NSW with respiratory symptoms should get COVID tested.

At least two people in NSW who visited sites on Victoria Health’s exposure list had tested negative to the virus, Dr Chant said.

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The two people will quarantine for 14 days from their exposure date.

The Victorian government has not yet ruled out a snap lockdown.

AAP

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