A Sydney man has tested positive for COVID-19, in what appears to be a case of community transmission.

The man, in his 50s, returned a positive result on Wednesday, meaning his case will be included in Thursdays numbers.

It is understood that he has not travelled overseas recently, nor does he work in a hotel quarantine, border or health role, according to NSW Health.

Urgent genome sequencing is underway, with results expected with 24 hours.

The man resides in the eastern suburbs, and visited a number of locations while potentially infectious.

Potential Exposure Sites

  • Bondi Junction – Screening of The Courier at Event Cinemas – Friday April 30, 6pm-8pm
  • Rushcutters Bay – Figo Restaurant – Friday 30 April 8.45pm-11pm
  • Silverwater – Joe’s Barbecues & Heating – Saturday 1 May 1pm-1.45pm
  • Silverwater – Tucker Barbecues – Saturday 1 May 1pm-1.45pm
  • Annandale – Barbecues Galore – Saturday 1 May 2pm-3pm
  • Casula – Barbecues Galore – Saturday 1 May 4pm-5pm
  • Mascot – BP Mascot – Saturday 1 May 4.30pm-5pm
  • Bondi Junction – The Meat Store – Sunday 2 May 3pm-4pm

Anyone who attended these locations at the times specified is being urged to get tested immediately and isolate until further notice.

All close contacts are being urgently contacted and told to isolate.

It is not yet known what strain of COVID the man has, but Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said she expects the results to come back overnight.

“This is a good wake-up call,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“We can never be complacent. I can try and do the elbow tap but I know around New South Wales people are shaking hands and kissing in public. We need to be aware that virus is still around.”