More venues including a David Jones store and the popular Kinokuniya book store have been added to Sydney’s growing list of hotspots as the Avalon coronavirus cluster continues to grow.
Anyone who visited the following venues at the times stated below is considered a casual contact and is urged to monitor symptoms and get tested if they have even the most mild of symptoms.
Bondi Beach: Woolworths Metro, 184 Campbell Pde, Sunday December 20 – 5pm to 6pm
Edgecliff: Coles, New South Head Rd and Ocean Ave, Sunday December 20 – 7pm – 7.30pm
Sydney: Kinokuniya Sydney, 500 George St, Sunday December 20 – 3pm – 3.45pm
Sydney: David Jones, 86-108 Castlereagh St, Sunday December 20 – 2.10pm-2.45pm
Sydney: Uniqlo, MidCity Centre, Level 1, 197 Pitt Street Mall, Sunday December 20 – 4pm- 4.15pm
Additionally, the following public transport routes have been added to the growing list of casual contact locations.
T1 North Shore Line: Wednesday, 16 December 1pm-1.09pm, North Sydney to Wynyard
T1 North Shore Line: Wednesday, 16 December, 8.16am-9.05am, Waitara to Wynyard
T1 North Shore Line: Wednesday, 16 December, 4.52pm-5.31pm, Wynyard to Waitara
T1 North Shore Line: Thursday, 17 December, 8.17am-9.01am, Waitara to Wynyard
T1 North Shore Line: Thursday, 17 December, 6.40pm-7.22pm, Wynyard to Waitara, Monday, 21 December, 7pm-7.30pm, Redfern via Town Hall to Bondi Junction, Tuesday, 22 December, 10.05am-10.35am, Bondi Junction via Town Hall to Redfern
Route 333: Monday 21 December, 7.30pm-7.45pm, Bondi Junction Station to Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand C
Route 333: Tuesday 22 December, 9.45am-10am, Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand A to Bondi Junction Station
Route 333: Wednesday 23 December, 9am-10am, Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand A to Taylor Square, Oxford St, Stand A
Route 333: Wednesday 23 December, 10.40am-11.40am, Taylor Square, Oxford St, Stand D to Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand C
A full list of all casual contact spots can be found on the NSW Health website here.
The news comes as NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced five new cases and one death from the virus on Monday.
“All of (the new positive cases are) on the northern beaches and all of them obviously associated in one way or another with the Avalon cluster,” Berejiklian said.
As it currently stands, the cluster has a total of 126 cases, with an additional 9 cases in hotel quarantine.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian also confirmed on Monday that the stay-at-home order currently in place in the north Northern Beaches will continue until at least January 9, while those on the south side of the Northern Beaches can expect some freedom after January 2.
Further announcements and updates are expected when Gladys Berejiklian addresses the media at 11am on Tuesday.