NSW Health has updated its list of potential COVID-19 exposure sites in the wake of a man who hadn’t travelled overseas testing positive, and the list is pretty long.
Anyone who has been to the following 19 shops, cafés or restaurants at the dates and times specified is being urged get tested and then self isolate until their results come back negative.
On top of that, everyone else is being asked to monitor themselves closely.
“NSW Health urges everyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result,” the department said in a statement late on Wednesday night.
Here’s the full list of venues:
Annandale: Barbeques Galore Annandale, Saturday 1 May 2021 from 2pm to 3pm
Balgowlah: SMITHMADE, Tuesday 4 May 2021 from 2:30pm to 2:45pm
Bondi Beach: Bondi Trattoria, Thursday April 29, 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Bondi Junction: Screening of The Courier at Event Cinemas, Friday 30 April 2021 from 6pm to 8pm
Bondi Junction: The Meat Store, Sunday 2 May 2021 from 3pm to 4pm
Brookvale: Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney, Tuesday 4 May 2021 from 12:30pm to 1pm
Casula: Barbeques Galore, Saturday 1 May 2021 from 4pm to 5pm
Collaroy: Alfresco Emporium, Tuesday 4 May 2021 from 1pm to 1:30pm
Double Bay: Chemist Warehouse, Tuesday 4 May 2021 from 3:45pm to 4pm
Double Bay: Woolworths, Tuesday 4 May 2021 from 4:05pm to 4:15pm
Mascot: BP Runway, Saturday 1 May 2021 from 4:30pm to 5pm
Moore Park: Azure Café, Monday 3 May 2021 from 12:30pm to 1pm
Moore Park: The Stadium Club at the Entertainment Quarter, Monday 3 May 2021 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Paddington: Barbetta, Friday 30 April 2021 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Rose Bay: The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Monday 3 May 2021 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Rushcutters Bay: Figo Restaurant, Friday 30 April 2021 from 8:45pm to 11pm
Silverwater: Joe’s Barbeques & Heating, Saturday 1 May 2021 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Silverwater: Tucker Barbecues, Saturday 1 May 2021 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sydney CBD: District Brasserie, Friday 30 April 2021 from 11am to 12pm
Sydney CBD: Fratelli Fresh, Tuesday April 27 from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Sydney CBD: HineSight Optometrist; Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Friday 30 April 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
The full list, which is likely to be updated, is available at the NSW Health website.
On top of these locations, NSW Health has also detected virus fragments in the Marrickville sewage catchment, which includes a whole swathe of the Inner West: Duwlich Hill, Marrickville, Summer Hill, Lewisham, Ashfield, Haberfield, Petersham, Lilyfield and Leichhardt.
People in these suburbs are being asked to remain “especially vigilant in monitoring for symptoms”. You know the deal; get tested if need be, and then isolate until it returns negative.
If you’re in NSW, you can find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic here. This includes a new pop-up clinic in Surry Hills that will be running from Thursday afternoon.
“Within two weeks, we’ll know if the virus’ spread is growing or not,” UNSW infectious disease expert Professor Raina MacIntyre told the ABC on Thursday morning.
“It is worrying because it’s unknown where this man acquired this infection. Who did they get infected from? That’s the real question of interest.”