A number of Sydney suburbs are on high alert after new coronavirus cases were detected Thursday and Friday.
On Friday, NSW Health reported 10 new Covid cases, taking the Northern Beaches cluster up to 28.
Two of the 10 cases are from Cronulla in Sydney’s southeast, with the Cronulla RSL confirming on its Facebook they had been visited by a positive case on Wednesday.
Authorities hope the spread of a potential cluster in the Northern Beaches has been contained and have issued alerts for people to get tested and self-isolate if they have travelled to certain locations.
The warnings are dotted around Palm Beach, Mona Vale and Avalon, with concern also for Peakhurst in the city’s south. The positive case in south Sydney was a bus driver who transports aircrew to and from their hotels but did attend a sporting event while infectious.
The latest case in the northern beaches has been identified as a musician who performed multiple gigs across Sydney recently, although it is unclear if he was infectious at the time.
Those who must get tested for Covid immediately
Anyone who was at the Avalon RSL on Friday is urged to get tested and isolate as should those who attended Penrith RSL on Sunday from 1pm to 6pm and the Kirribilli Club on Monday from 12pm to 3pm.
People who visited the following venues at the listed times are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days.
Avalon RSL Club, in Avalon on Friday 11 December, all day until closed
Avalon Bowlo (bowling club), 4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach on Sunday 13 December between 5pm to 7pm and Tuesday 15 December between 3pm to 5pm
Bangkok Sidewalk Restaurant, 1/21-23 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach on Monday 14 December between 7pm to 8pm
Barramee Thai Massage and Spa, 4/42-44 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach on Monday 14 December between 2pm to 3:30pm
Sneaky Grind Café, Avalon Beach on Monday 14 December between 9:30am to 11am
Kirribilli Club, Kirribilli on Monday 14 December between 12pm to 3pm
Palm Beach female change rooms (in toilet block with small change area at the swimming pool at the southern end), Palm Beach on Sunday 13 December be 9am to 9:15am
Coast Palm Beach Café, Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach, on Sunday 13 December between 10am to 11am
Penrith RSL Club, Penrith on Sunday 13 December 1pm to 6pm
Additionally, a confirmed case travelled on a number of trains on December 14, other passengers are considered casual contacts and should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Roseville to Redfern, 6.50-7.40am
Redfern to Milsons Point, 11.20am-11.45am
Milsons Point to Roseville, 3.15-3.40pm
Those who must watch for coronavirus symptoms
Anyone who visited the following locations at the listed times is considered a casual contact and is advised to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they present.
Little Rangers session at Gannons Park in Peakhurst on December 11 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Any adults who were present should get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
Woolworths at Avalon Beach on December 13 between 12pm and 5pm, and December 15 between 12pm and 12:30pm.
Oliver's Pie at Avalon Beach on December 14 between 9am and 9:15am.
Bing Lee at Mona Vale on December 14 between 4:30pm and 4:45pm.
Roof Racks World, 13/87 Reserve Road, Artarmon on Tuesday 15 December between 2pm to 2:30pm
Careel Bay Dog Park & Hitchcock Park, Barrenjoey Road, Avalon on Wednesday 16 December between 7:00am - 7:30am
Hungry Ghost Café, 20 Avalon Parade on Sunday 13 December between 9:30am to 11am and Tuesday 15 December between 9:30am to 11am
Avalon Beach Post Shop, 45 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach on Wednesday 16 December between 3:30pm to 3:50pm
Chemist Warehouse, 4/74 Old Barrenjoey Road, Monday 14 December between 5:20pm to 5:25pm
Commonwealth Bank, 47 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach on Tuesday 15 December between 12pm to 12:15pm
Mitre 10, 49 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach on Tuesday 15 December between 12pm - 12.20 pm
North Avalon Cellars, 4/3 North Avalon Road, Avalon Beach on Tuesday 15 December between 6pm to 6:05pm
Oliver’s Pie, Careel Shopping Village, 1 Careel Head Road, Avalon Beach on Monday 14 December between 9am to 9:15am
Surf Life Saving Club, Avalon Beach on Sunday 13 December, Monday 14 December and Tuesday 15 December between9am to 9:30am
Woolworths, 74 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach on Sunday 13 December between 12pm to 5pm, Monday 14 December between 5pm to 5:30pm and Tuesday 15 December between 12pm to 12:30pm
Dee Why Fruit Market, 33 Oaks Avenue, Dee Why on Tuesday 15 December between 4:45pm to 4:55pm
HongFa BBQ Restaurant, Dee Why on Tuesday 15 December 4:30pm to 4:45pm
Aldi Mona Vale, 13 Bungan Street, Mona Vale on Sunday 13 December between12:45pm to 1:30pm
Bing Lee, Gateway, 1 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale on Monday 14 December between 4:30pm to 4:45pm
Woolworths Mona Vale, 25/29 Park Street, Mona Vale on Sunday 13 December between 12pm to 12:30pm
Brot and Wurst, 1442 Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen on Wednesday 16 December between 2pm to 2:05pm
Palm Beach Pool, Lot 1 Rock Bath Road, Palm Beach on Wednesday 16 December between 8am to 9am
Palm Beach Rockpool, Lot 1 Rock Bath Road, Palm Beach on Monday 14 December between 9:30am to 10:30am
Cronulla RSL Club, 38 Gerrale St, Cronulla on 16 December, 5pm to closing time
Hair by Erika, Village Shopping Centre Lane Cove, 11 December, 3.30-5pm
Salon of Hair Turramurra, 15 December, 10am-3pm, and 16 December, 9.30am-3.30pm
Coles Newport, 11 December, 5-7pm, and 12 December, 3.15-3.30pm
Hills Florist, Terrey Hills, 12 December, 8-8.45am – close contacts have been contacted directly by NSW Health
Restaurant Lovat, Newport, 12 December, 2.15-2.25pm and 4.10-4.15pm
Nourished Wholefood Café, Avalon, 12 December, 7.30-7.40am
RAN Sailing Association Darling Point, Navy Bear Café and Christmas party, 13 December, 10am 4pm
Sabiang Thai Restaurant, 4/49 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach, 13 December, 6-8pm
Seven West Media Building, 8 Central Ave, Eveleigh, 14 December, 8-11.30am
Mentmore and Morley Café and public toilets, 55 Mentmore Ave, Roseberry, 14 December 10am-3pm
Harris Farm, Mona Vale Plaza, 14 December, 11-11.10am
Paris Seafood Café, 136 Cronulla, 15 December, 8.30-9pm
Cronulla Mall, 15 December, 8-9pm and 16 December 11am-12pm
Blend @ Grantham Café, Riverstone, 16 December 11-11.45am
Westfield Bondi Junction, 15 December, 1-2.30pm
You can keep up to date with the latest alerts here.
Where can I get tested?
It is absolutely vital that people come forward for testing, NSW Health has said.
A new pop up clinic has been established at Avalon and opened for high volume testing at midday on Thursday. It is located at the Avalon Recreation Centre, 59 Old Barrenjoey Rd and will operate between 8am-10pm every day.
NSW Health has also increased staffing and extended hours at other Northern Beaches testing locations, including Mona Vale.
Other Northern Beaches testing centres are located at:
Mona Vale Hospital, Gate 3 Coronation Street, Mona Vale – walk-in clinic – open 8am-10pm seven days a week
Brookvale Community Health Centre, 612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale – open 8am-10pm 7 days
Northern Beaches Hospital, 105 Frenchs Forest Road (West), Frenchs Forest, (Rear of Emergency Department) – open 8am- 5pm 7 days
Manly Histopath Drive through, Old Manly Hospital, 150 Darley Road, Manly,– open - 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.
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