Public health alerts issued in Sydney for Monopole Restaurant, Macquarie University

Public health alerts issued in Sydney for Monopole Restaurant, Macquarie University

NSW Health has issued public health alerts after confirmed cases of COVID-19 visited a number of venues and businesses including Monopole Restaurant at Potts Point.

Health authorities are working with Monopole Restaurant to assess the risk to patrons and staff who may have been exposed to COVID-19 after a person who was infectious visited there from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday 4 October.

Anyone who visited the restaurant that evening should monitor for symptoms and get tested if they develop.

Further, anyone who attended the following venues is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms:

  • Surf Dive 'n' Ski at Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill - 5 October 2020, 12.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Chemist Warehouse on the corner of Bridge and Rawson Streets, Epping 6 October, 10.30am to 11.00am
  • Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre outdoor pool area at North Ryde 7 October 2020, 5.30am to 10.30am

A number of public transport routes have also been identified by NSW Health - anyone who travelled on the following is considered a casual COVID-19 contact and must monitor for symptoms:

  • Train from Parramatta at 14:41 arriving Town Hall 15:31 on 4th October
  • Train from Town Hall at 17:29 arriving Kings Cross 17:50 on 4th October
  • Train from Artarmon at 23:18 arriving Central 23:48 on 5th October
  • Bus replacement from Central at 23:48 arriving Strathfield 00:15 on 6th October
  • Train from Strathfield at 00:15 arriving Parramatta 00:45 on 6th October
  • Bus 550 from Epping Station, Beecroft Rd, Stand D at 17:08 to Smith St after Phillip St, Parramatta 17:41 on 6th October
  • Train from Moss Vale 04:52 arriving Liverpool 07:09 on 6th October
  • Train from Liverpool 16:58 arriving Moss Vale 19:12 on 6th October
  • Train from Moss Vale 04:51 arriving Liverpool 07:08 on 7th October
  • Train from Campbelltown 13:31 arriving Moss Vale 15:50 on 7th October

NSW Health says testing numbers have dropped recently.

"NSW Health renews its call for increased testing across Sydney, even if you have the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19," said NSW Health.

NSW recorded eight new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 yesterday and four new cases in hotel quarantine, bringing the state's cumulative total of confirmed cases of the coronavirus to 4,072.

Updated at 9.35am AEDT on 9 October 2020.

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