Public health warning expanded for Potts Point

NSW Health is asking anyone who visited the Apollo restaurant in Potts Point on additional dates to immediately self-isolate for 14 days and be tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms.

There have been three new cases today linked to the Potts Point area cluster.

Two of the new cases visited The Apollo restaurant on Wednesday 22 July, then the Cruising Yacht Club Australia (CYCA) in Rushcutters Bay on subsequent nights. The yacht club has closed for deep cleaning. The two cases dined at both the Thai Rock Potts Point restaurant and The Apollo restaurant and NSW Health now believes this links the two outbreaks.

The third new case is a staff member of Apollo.

The public health alert for the Apollo restaurant has been extended by one day, and now anyone who attended the Apollo restaurant on July 22 must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of their visit and be tested regardless of symptoms.

This is in addition to the advice issued yesterday already directing those who have dined on Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 July to quarantine for 14 days since their visit.

Anyone who attended the CYCA on the following dates during these times is asked to monitor for symptoms and seek testing if they develop:

  • Thursday 23 July 6pm-7.30pm
  • Friday 24 July 3.30pm-5pm
  • Sunday 26 July 4pm-5.30pm

With the growing number of cases in the area, NSW Health is again asking all people who live in or have visited the Potts Point area in the past two weeks to get tested if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 at all, even the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat.

A new pop-up clinic opened today in Surry Hills for testing, on 349 Crown Street, entry via the main entrance of the Albion Centre. The clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm. No booking is required.

Another new pop-up clinic will open tomorrow, July 29 from 12 noon in Rushcutters Bay Park. No booking is required.

This new clinic is in addition to the wide range of testing clinics already available in the area, and private testing is also available via GPs:

  • St Vincent’s clinic at the East Sydney Community Centre, 34-40 Burton Street Darlinghurst
  • The Sydney Hospital Emergency Department
  • A ‘Pop-Up’ COVID-19 testing clinic, The Albion Centre 150 Albion Street Surry Hills
  • Kirketon Road Centre Mobile COVID-19 testing clinic, Walla Mulla Park, Woolloomooloo
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, 14B Avoca Street Randwick
  • Bondi Beach drive-through car park clinic

If you are directed to self-isolate, you must remain in isolation for the full 14 days even if your initial test is negative. If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, you should be retested, even if you have had a negative result previously.

A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available below, and people can also visit their GP: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx

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