A Guzman Y Gomez In Sydney Is On NSW’s Watch List After A Person Tested COVID-19 Positive

A Guzman Y Gomez location in Sydney’s south-west has been put on NSW’s coronavirus watchlist, after the restaurant served a customer who was found to be COVID-19 positive.

NSW Health states that anyone who attended Guzman Y Gomez in Hoxton Park, between the hours of 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Sunday, July 12, should monitor their symptoms.

Folks who visited between those hours have been told to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing immediately if any symptoms arise, NSW Health states.

A Guzman Y Gomez spokesperson said the Hoxton Park location served ten diners during that time period, with NSW Health finding there was low risk of transmission as that customer did not visit the counter to order and remained seated while dining.

No crew were required to self-isolate as there was no close contact with the customer, the spokesperson said, but the location’s dining area will remain closed while it’s on the NSW Health alert list.

The restaurant was temporarily shuttered for a deep clean, the spokesperson said, adding that the Mexican food chain has implemented further hygiene and contactless payment options Australia-wide.

The news comes after nearby locations, including Casula’s Crossroads Hotel and Planet Fitness gym, were linked to a fresh outbreak in cases.

Anyone who visited the Crossroads Hotel between Friday, July 3, and Friday, July 10, has been urged to self-isolate for fourteen days after visiting and get tested ASAP, regardless of symptoms.

The same goes for anyone who visited the Planet Fitness gym between Saturday, July 4, and Friday, July 10.

NSW yesterday recorded 16 new coronavirus cases, bringing the number of active cases to 110.

The state has tallied 3,425 cases in total. To date, 51 people have died in NSW as a result of the virus.