Mass testing in the Eurobodalla Shire drew commendation from Canberra on Wednesday, July 29, and the hope that active cases would be held to three.
The shire turned out in droves for testing after a Sydney father and son returned from Batemans Bay in the second week of the school holidays and subsequently tested positive to the virus.
That result was announced on the evening of Friday, July 17 and a warning was issued for anyone who had been at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the previous Monday, July 13.
A warning was issued for anyone who had visited Easts holiday park in North Batemans Bay on July 13 and 14.
Mass testing and contact tracing began. Subsequently six other people also associated with the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club tested positive.
Of the eight people detected, two were family members of the original Sydney father and son, plus a close contact of that family. This group of five is based outside the Eurobodalla Shire.
The remaining three are Eurobodalla Shire residents and include a Soldiers Club staff member and two club patrons, a health spokesperson said. One of these patrons was discovered, via contact tracing, to have previously attended Club Malua and Club Narooma and prompted another health warning.
These three cases remain active.
On July 26, Southern NSW Local Health District confirmed there had been no further cases identified.
The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club closed for two weeks from the date the first case was identified. Other clubs have also closed for cleaning.
The first case in the Eurobodalla Shire was announced on March 22 and to July 30 a total of 13 cases have been identified.