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NSW Health just issued a public health alert for a Western Sydney bottle-o, which has been listed as an exposure site for COVID-19

A confirmed case of COVID also visited a Culture Kings in Sydney’s CBD.

NSW Health have asked that if you have visited either location at the listed times, then you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you return a negative result.

  • Monday 28 December – Culture Kings, Mid-City Centre, 420 George Street, 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 22 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 12.45 -9.15pm
  • Wednesday 23 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 12.45-9.15pm
  • Saturday 26 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 12.45-9.15pm
  • Sunday 27 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 12.45-8.15pm
  • Monday 28 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 8.30am-7.15pm
  • Tuesday 29 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 1.45-9.15pm
  • Wednesday 30 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 12.45-9.15pm
  • Thursday 31 December – BWS, 5-16 Woodburn Road, Berala, 8.30am-5pm

This comes after NSW recorded three new local cases today, with two overseas acquired cases.

This brings the total number of active COVID cases in NSW to over 170. Of those cases, the majority have been linked to the original Avalon cluster.

On Thursday night, New Year’s Eve looked very different for Sydneysiders who had to abide by strict restrictions to ensure that the cluster is kept under control.

Following announcements from Premier Gladys Berejiklian, household gatherings were capped at five people, instead of the previously announced 10.

“The health experts are working overtime with all extended family members who are involved to make sure that that cluster, all contact details and venues and movements of that family are made apparent so we can identify all the close contacts,” Berejiklian said.

“In view of this, we have decided to make some further decisions regarding New Year’s Eve.”

Other states are also taking extra measures to prevent the cluster from spreading outside of Sydney.

At midnight tonight (Jan 1), Victoria will close its borders to NSW. While South Australia closed its borders to NSW at midnight last night.

Well 2021 can only go up from here, right?

Image: Getty Images / Jenny Evans