Public health alert – Sewage detection in Bourke, Western NSW, and more Sydney Eastern-surburbs venues

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Bourke sewage treatment plant in western NSW.

The sample was taken on Tuesday 22 June at a sewage treatment plant which serves an area of about 2,000 people. There have been no prior detections at this site.

NSW Health is urging everyone in this area to be vigilant for the onset of any cold-like symptoms, and to get tested immediately and isolate if they appear.

Additional testing capacity is being urgently arranged for the local community, details of which will be released as soon as possible.

NSW Health is also continuing to urge everyone residing or working in or around Double Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs to be especially vigilant for the onset of any cold-like symptoms, and to get re-tested even if you have recently received a negative result.

Anyone who attended the following venues during the periods listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless you have already been contacted by NSW Health:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Double BayJoh Bailey hairdresser7 Knox Street

Tuesday 15 June to

Wednesday 23 June

inclusive, at any time

Double BaySKIIN Medi Spa & Wellness7 Knox Street

Wednesday 16 June to

Wednesday 23 June

inclusive, at any time

BondiLyfe Café 2/154 Glenayr Avenue Wednesday 16 June  12.30pm – 2.15 pm
BondiRoyal Hotel283 Bondi Road

Sunday 20 June

7.50pm – 9.30pm

Bondi JunctionFitness First Platinum 500 Oxford Street (Westfield Bondi Junction) Monday 21 June

9.45am – 11.45am

Double BayMichel’s PatisserieShop 17 Cosmopolitan Centre Bay Street, 2/22 Knox St,

Tuesday 22 June

1.30pm – 2pm 

Bondi JunctionFitness First Spring Street110 Spring Street Tuesday 22 June

5.45pm – 6.45 pm

Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed 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 get tested and isolate if they develop:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Bondi Totti’s Restaurant (in The Royal Hotel)283 Bondi Road

Sunday 20 June

7.50pm – 9.30pm

Please check the NSW Health website regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice will be updated as investigations continue. High testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission. 

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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