COVID alerts for Wollongong, Brighton Le Sands venues after traveller tests positive8th February 2021
The infection is believed to have been acquired overseas. It was detected under the recently bolstered day-16 follow-up testing for people who have been in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health has issued warnings for a range of venues the person visited in Wollongong and south-eastern Sydney after leaving quarantine and before returning the positive test result.
Anyone who was at the following venues has been instructed to get tested immediately and self-isolate until receiving further advice from NSW Health:
- Headlands Hotel in Austinmer on Tuesday, February 2, between 1pm and 3pm.
- Bulli Beach Cafe in Bulli on Saturday, February 6, between 1.30pm and 4pm.
Anyone who was at the following venues is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until receiving a negative result:
- Mootch & Me in Brighton-le-Sands on Tuesday, February 2, between 10.54am and 12pm.
- Optus in North Wollongong on Thursday, February 4, between 1pm and 1.15pm.
- Officeworks in Fairy Meadow on Thursday, February 4, between 3.45pm and 4.05pm and Friday, February, 5, between 2.10pm and 3.10pm.
Anyone who went to the following venues is advised to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they appear:
- Woolworths in Bulli on Wednesday, February 3, between 9.50am and 10.50am.
- Corrimal Memorial Park in Corrimal on Wednesday, February 3, between noon and 1pm.
- Thirroul Beach in Thirroul on Wednesday, February 3, between 3pm and 4.30pm.
- Sublime Point Walking Track in Madden Plains on Thursday, February 4, between 8.30am and 10am.
- Figtree Grove Shopping Centre (especially Australia Post, Kmart, Blooms The Chemist and Subway) in Figtree on Thursday, February 4, between 2pm and 3.30pm.
- Fedora Pasta Factory in Fairy Meadow on Friday, February 5, between 3.30pm and 3.35pm.
A total of 11,399 tests were reported over the same 24-hour period compared with 9248 the previous day.
NSW Health is continuing to screen passengers arriving on flights from Victoria and any travellers who enter NSW from Victoria by air or rail are required to complete passenger declaration forms.
People who have been to any of the public exposure sites listed on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website during the relevant times must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days since being there, regardless of the result.
NSW Health is treating 44 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (98 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
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Fergus Hunter is a crime reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Kate Aubusson is Health Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.