Public health alerts issued after three new cases of COVID-19 detected in NSW

Public health alerts issued after three new cases of COVID-19 detected in NSW

UPDATE (11.07am AEDT 17 December): Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed this morning on Sydney's northern beaches, bringing the total number of new cases in the last 24 hours to five.

Following the discovery of three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in New South Wales yesterday officials have issued a variety of public health alerts.

The majority of the alerts are for Sydney's Northern Beaches where two new infections were recorded in a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s.

The third case is a person who works as the driver of vans that take international and domestic air crew from the airport to hotels.

Health officials are currently conducting urgent genome sequencing to confirm when and where the infections were acquired.

Anyone who has attended the following additional venues is considered a close contact and should get tested and isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative result:

  • Hungry Ghost Café, 20 Avalon Parade, Avalon Sunday, 13 December, 9.30am-11am and Tuesday, 15 December 9.30-11am
  • Sneaky Grind Café, Avalon Beach Monday, 14 December, 10.30-11am
  • Barramee Thai Massage and Spa, 4/42-44 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach Monday, 14 December, 2-3.30pm
  • Bangkok Sidewalk Restaurant, 1/21-23 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach Monday, 14 December 7-8pm
  • Avalon Bowlo (bowling club), 4 Bowling Green Ln, Avalon Beach Sunday, 13 December, 5-7pm and Tuesday, 15 December 3-5pm
  • Palm Beach female change rooms Sunday, 13 December 9-9.15 am
  • Coast Palm Beach Café, Palm Beach Sunday, 13 December 10-11am

People who have visited the following venues should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Bing Lee, Gateway, 1 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale Monday, 14 December, 4.304.45pm
  • Woolworths Avalon Beach, 74 Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach Tuesday, 15 December, 12-12.30pm and Sunday, 13 December, 12-5pm
  • Oliver's Pie, Careel Shopping Village, Avalon Beach Monday, 14 December, 9 9.15am

Everyone living in the Northern Beaches area should monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.

The driver of the airport vans lives in south-western Sydney and attended a sporting event while infectious. Anyone at the event at the times indicated is considered a casual contact:

  • Forest Rangers FC, Little Rangers session at Gannons Park, Pindari Rd and Isaac Street, Peakhurst Friday, 11 December 2020, 4.30pm 5.30pm

Updated at 9.16am AEDT on 17 December 2020.

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