Bondi on alert after confirmed COVID case visited a number of venues

Bondi on alert after confirmed COVID case visited a number of venues

A new COVID-19 case who resides in Sydney's eastern suburbs has sparked a number of public health alerts for venues in Bondi, Vaucluse and Redfern that he visited while infectious.

Announced yesterday by New South Wales Health, the new confirmed case is a man in his 60s who works as a driver and has been transporting international flight crews.

Urgent investigations into the source of infection and contact tracing are underway, but a number of venues of concern have already been identified by authorities with attendees at specific times urged to get tested for the virus.

The following venue is a close contact venue. Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the date they were at the venue, regardless of the result:

  • Screening of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Cinema 1, Events Cinema, Bondi Junction on Sunday 13 June from 1.30-4pm (1.45pm screening)

If you were at any of the following venues of concern at the times listed, you must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until you receive further information from NSW Health:

  • Belle Café, Vaucluse on Friday 11 June from 9.15-9.50am
  • Sourdough Bakery, Bondi Junction on Friday 11 June from 12.40-1.10pm
  • Belle Café, Vaucluse on Saturday 12 June from 10.20-10.45am
  • David Jones, Bondi Junction on Saturday 12 June from 11-11.40am
  • Myer Bondi, Bondi Junction on Saturday 12 June from 11.40am-12.15pm
  • Washoku Vaucluse, Vaucluse on Saturday 12 June from 11.40am-12.15pm
  • Belle Café, Vaucluse on Saturday 12 June from 12-1.30pm
  • Belle Café, Vaucluse on Sunday 13 June from 11.30am-12pm
  • Events Cinema (all screening other than The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Bondi Junction on Sunday 13 June from 1.30-4pm
  • Rocco's, Vaucluse on Monday 14 June from 10.55-11.30am
  • Coles, East Village Shopping Centre in Zetland on Monday 14 June from 11am-1pm
  • Taste Growers, East Village Shopping Centre, Zetland on Monday 14 June from 11am-1pm
  • Wax Car Wash Café, Redfern on Monday 14 June from 12-3pm
  • Belle Café, Vaucluse on Tuesday 15 June from 9.50-10.25am
  • Celeste Catering Macquarie Park Cemetery Café, North Ryde on Tuesday 15 June from 1-1.20pm
  • Harry's Coffee and Kitchen, Bondi Junction on Tuesday 15 June 3-3.40pm
  • NAB in Westfield, Bondi Junction on Tuesday 15 June from 2.45-3.10pm
  • David Jones in Westfield, Bondi Junction on Tuesday 15 June from 3.30-4.15pm
  • Field to Fork, Vaucluse on Friday 11 June from 12-4pm

Anyone on the following public transport service is a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the date they were on the bus, regardless of the result:

  • 200 Bus, Bondi Junction to North Sydney on Tuesday 15 June, departed approx. 4.25pm arrived approx. 5pm

Anyone who attended the following venue at the listed time is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:

  • Fruitologist, Bondi on Tuesday 15 June from 1-2pm

A new pop-up testing clinic has opened today at the Albion Street Centre Laverty Pathology, 150 Albion Street (Crown Street entrance), Surry Hills, and will be open 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

New Zealand has also chimed in on the update from NSW, with health authorities reviewing details of the case which "appears to have a clear link to the border".

It is expected that further information from NZ will be provided on the NSW cases later today.

Updated at 9.39am AEST on 17 June 2021.

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