Public health alert – masks mandatory in indoor public venues

​In line with updated health advice, the wearing of masks is now mandatory in public indoor spaces in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

From 4pm today until 12.01am on Thursday 1 July 2021, masks will be mandatory in certain public indoor venues in these areas, including retail, theatres and aged care facilities. Masks are also mandatory for front-of-house hospitality staff.

Masks will also continue to be mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

People are also reminded to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities, but if visiting, wear a mask and limit visits to two people per day.

As advised this morning, NSW Health is now asking anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) at any time between 12 June and 18 June to get tested for COVID-19.

Only people with symptoms and those who have been to specific exposure venues at the listed times need to test and isolate.

Anyone who does not have symptoms and has not been to specific exposure venues at the listed times should get tested but does not need to isolate. However, these people are strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields until they return a negative test. If you can work from home, please do so.

Please check the NSW Health website regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice will be updated as investigations continue.

Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

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