An aged care facility in Sydney’s inner west has banned all visitors due to a staff member who tested positive for coronavirus after dining at a Thai restaurant in Sydney’s west.
Sydney Local Health announced the staff and residents of Ashfield Baptist Homes will be tested for COVID-19 after the staff member was found to have the virus.
The staff member dined at the Thai Rock restaurant at Wetherill Park where a coronavirus cluster has been linked to. The latest figures show 37 cases are now associated with the venue.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, a spokesperson for Sydney Local Health said the risk to residents and other staff was minor as the facility was using protective measures.
“The risk to other staff and residents is considered to be very low as the staff member wore masks, gloves and gowns when working with residents and did not work while symptomatic,” a spokesperson for Sydney Local Heath said in a statement released on Wednesday evening.
The facility is closed to all visitors pending the results.
Sydney Local Health District said they are working closely with the home to provide information and support.
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