Public health alert – New and updated venues

NSW Health has been notified of new venues on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and expanded exposure times for previously announced venues, which have been visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Anyone who was at the following venues on the dates and at the times below is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  • The Boatshed Café & Bar, Lower Level, 11 Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen: Monday 14 December, 2pm – 3pm
  • Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale: Wednesday 16 December, 8pm – 10pm
  • Sankaku Izakaya, 376 Barrenjoey Road, Newport: Thursday 17 December, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Times have also been revised for three pubs in Erskineville, Newport and Manly, all of which were announced in previous Public Health Alerts.

Anyone who was at the Rose of Australia, 1 Swanson St, Erskineville, on Tuesday 15 December after 7pm until closing is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Anyone who was at 4 Pines, 313 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, on Wednesday 16 December between 4:30pm and 9pm is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Anyone who was at the Hotel Steyne, 75 The Corso, Manly, on Thursday 17 December between 3pm and 7pm is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Exposure times for the below gym, announced in the Public Health Alert on Saturday, have now been expanded. Please note amendments in bold:

  • Fitness First Mona Vale, Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, 10 Park Street, Mona Vale: Sunday 13 December, 2pm- 4pm; Monday 14 December, all day; and Wednesday 16 December, all day.

Confirmed cases travelled on the following transport services. Other passengers are considered to be casual contacts, and should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Bus Route 304, Wednesday 16 December, departing Bourke Street (opposite Lachlan Street) Rosebery, 7.46am and arriving Martin Place Station Stand C, 8.11am
  • Bus Route 199, Thursday 17 December, departing Bourke Street (opposite Lachlan Street) Rosebery, 8.05am and arriving Martin Place Station Stand C, 8.30am

Five cases at a workplace in the Sydney CBD have been linked to the Avalon cluster. Close contacts, including the other 10 workers, have been tested and are isolating. No ongoing risk to others has been identified.

NSW Health urges anyone 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.

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 clinics

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