NSW Health COVID-19 hotspots list includes alerts for Coles, Kmart, ALDI, McDonald’s and more
NSW Health has released a number of new COVID-19 hotspots associated with confirmed coronavirus cases, including a venue outside Greater Sydney.
The attendance of a confirmed COVID-19 case near Bathurst in regional NSW will no doubt be a concern for authorities already battling the current outbreak that on Sunday saw its fourth death.
Scroll down to see the latest NSW COVID-19 hotspots
Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant on Sunday made a renewed call for residents to be vigilant no matter where they were in Greater Sydney.
“Every time you leave your house, it is critical that you assume you are coming into contact with COVID,” she said.
NSW COVID-19 update
NSW on Sunday recorded 105 new COVID-19 cases and the death of a woman in her 90s as residents in Greater Sydney adjust to tougher lockdown restrictions designed to curb the rate of infection.
Another day of triple figure cases follows the death of a woman in her 90s from southeast Sydney on Saturday, the fourth death attributed to the current outbreak.
Of the new cases, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 27 had been infectious while in the community.
“That’s the number that worries us the most, we’ve seen that number crop up day in and day out,” she said on Sunday.
A total of 66 of Sunday’s cases were linked to known clusters while 39 remain under investigation.
The majority of Sunday’s cases are concentrated in southwestern Sydney, with 69 found in the Fairfield local government area.
The state is yet to see a significant drop in case numbers despite some form of lockdown conditions in the capital for three weeks.
Ms Berejiklian said she expected a lag of between five or six days until case numbers began to drop as a result of the latest restrictions.
“We are throwing everything at this, we want to come out of this lockdown as soon as possible,” she said.
NSW Health COVID-19 hotspots
Anyone who attended the following premises on the listed dates and times must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further advice:
- BP truck stop in Raglan on Tuesday, 13 July between 7pm-7.30pm, or Wednesday, 14 July between 7pm-7.45pm, or Thursday, 15 July between 7.15pm-7.45pm, or Friday, 16 July between 7pm-7.30pm
Anyone who attended the following venue on the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:
- Kabab Al Hojat in Merrylands on Tuesday, 13 July between 6.45pm- 7.15pm
- Aussie Skips in Greenacre on Wednesday, 14 July and Thursday, 15 July at any time
- Coles supermarket in Hurstville Westfield on Saturday, 10 July between 12pm-12.30pm
Anyone who travelled on the following bus routes at the times 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 they have already been contacted by NSW Health:
- 418 bus from Daceyville to Sydenham – on Saturday, 10 July – departing Dacey Gardens at Gardeners Road at 8.35am and arriving at Stand A, Burrows Avenue, Sydenham Station at 8.49am
- 418 bus from Daceyville to Sydenham – on Sunday, 11 July – departing Dacey Gardens at Gardeners Road at 12.34pm and arriving at Stand A, Burrows Avenue, Sydenham Station at 12.52pm
Anyone who travelled on the following train route at the listed times is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:
- T8 Line from Beverly Hills Station To Central Station – on Saturday 10 July – departed 8.11am and arrived 8.50am
NSW COVID-19 hotspots – casual contacts
NSW Health is advising anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure.
Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:
- Officeworks Wentworthville in Wentworthville on Tuesday, 13 July between 11.15am-12.20pm
- McDonald’s in Villawood on Sunday, 11 July between 10am-2.30pm, or Tuesday, 13 July between 4pm-8.30pm
- Neeta City Shopping Centre in Fairfield on Thursday, 8 July between 2.45pm-4.30pm
- St George Bank in Fairfield on Thursday, 8 July between 10am-1pm
- Fairfield Forum Pharmacy in Fairfield on Monday, 12 July between 1.45pm-2.10pm
- TLE Electrical in Thornleigh on Thursday, 15 July between 9.30am – 10am
- The Grove Homemakers Centre in Liverpool on Monday, 12 July between 10am-10.20am
- Kmart in Roselands on Tuesday, 13 July between 6.30pm-7pm
- Coles in Roselands on Tuesday 13, July between 7.10pm-7.30pm
- Gong Cha in Belmore on Wednesday, 14 July between 4.15pm-4.30pm
- Edcon Steel in Brookvale on Wednesday, 14 July between 1.15pm-1.30pm
- IKEA in Marsden Park on Tuesday, 13 July between 8am-4pm
Anyone who travelled on the following train routes at the listed times 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 isolate and get tested if they develop:
- From Seven Hills Station To Parramatta Station on Tuesday 13 July, departed 10.42am and arrived 10.53am
- From Parramatta Station To Seven Hills Station on Tuesday 13 July, departed 4.05pm and arrived 4.16pm
- From Seven Hills Station To Parramatta Station on Wednesday 14 July, departed 10.43am and arrived 11.03am
- From Parramatta Station To Seven Hills Station on Wednesday 14 July, departed 4.06pm and arrived 4.16pm
- From Seven Hills Station To Parramatta Station on Thursday 15 July, departed 10.42am and arrived 10.52am
- From Parramatta Station To Seven Hills Station on Thursday 15 July, departed 4.02pm and arrived 4.16pm
Anyone who attended the following locations at the listed times should monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:
- Blanchfield Nicholls Family and Private Advisory in Sydney on Monday, 12 July between 9.30am-11am, or Tuesday, 13 July between 9am-4pm
- Banksia Post Office in Banksia on Tuesday, 13 July between 11.15am-11.20am
- ALDI in Riverwood on Sunday, 11 July between 7.45pm-7.50pm, or Monday, 12 July between 10.45am-10.55am
These COVID-19 hotspots were in addition to a list of venues released by NSW Health on Sunday morning.
New Sydney restrictions
Tougher restrictions now apply across the entire Greater Sydney region including the shutting down of construction sites large and small.
Residents are barred from leaving three council areas while all but critical retailers across Sydney are closed.
Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and few other retailers are allowed to open and must operate with ‘click and collect’ or takeaway.
All office workers and others working from home should not be pressured to go in to work, with employers to face a $10,000 fine if they push staff to attend.
With data modelling based on more than 400 exposure sites indicating everyone in Sydney is at risk, the premier said the harder line was needed.
On Saturday she defended the measures taken to curb the outbreak so far, saying they had prevented “thousands and thousands” of cases and the further restrictions were a “no-regrets policy”.
The harsher measures were prompted by the persistent numbers of people infectious in the community before they were diagnosed.
Residents were assured on Saturday that government agencies would mobilise between now and July 30 to provide them with supplies and services as needed.
Stay-at-home orders have been tightened in Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool with locals not allowed to leave until July 30.
Initially there were only exceptions for workers in health or emergency services, however the list has been expanded considerably to include retail workers in shops permitted to open as well as teachers and freight drivers, among others.
Asked about the shifting guidelines in the wake of the major announcement, Ms Berejiklian thanked residents for their patience and said “comprehensive” information is now available.
“I’m not embarrassed to say that in public life yesterday was probably the most difficult day I’ve had personally,” she said.
The southwestern lockdown has prompted a harsh response from some within the medical community.
The Doctors Reform Society says enough Pfizer vaccine to administer to all 600,000 adults who live within the three municipalities should be provided within the next fortnight.
– with AAP