Westfield, Sofitel and BP all listed as Covid infection sites

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Several new potential exposure sites linked to a Sydney man who tested positive for Covid-19 have been revealed by health authorities.

On Wednesday, NSW recorded its first case of community transmission in almost a month, the case will be included in Thursday's numbers.

The man, a resident of Sydney's eastern suburbs, has not recently travelled overseas, does not work in a quarantine hotel, border or a health role, and has no idea where he caught the coronavirus.

He visited several venues and stores across Sydney, including an Event Cinemas at Bondi Junction Westfield, a BP and an optometrist inside a Sofitel hotel.

Pictured is general view of Westfield in Bondi Junction and on the left, a BP service station in Sydney
NSW Health has listed several new exposure sites, including the cinemas at Westfield Bondi Junction and a BP service station. Source: Getty Images/AAP

Covid-infected man 'did everything right'

Fortunately, the man was meticulous when it came to checking in using QR codes everywhere he went.

"This person did everything right, but it goes to show that we can't take a single thing for granted," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday.

"It goes to show we have to maintain our social distancing, have to make sure we have good hand hygiene, we need to get tested with the mildest of symptoms, and very importantly and significantly, we need to use QR codes."

"Anyone who attended any of the following newly identified venues at the times specified is asked to immediately get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further advice," NSW Health said. 

"This applies to everyone, including those who have been partially or fully vaccinated."

The exposure sites, times and dates are:

  • Barbeques Galore Annandale in Annandale on Saturday 1 May 2021, from 2pm to 3pm

  • Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction, Screening of The Courier, on Friday 30 April 2021from 6pm to 8pm

  • The Meat Store in Bondi Junction, on Sunday 2 May 2021 from 3pm to 4pm

  • Barbeques Galore Casula in Casula, on Saturday 1 May 2021 from 4pm to 5pm

  • BP Mascot in Mascot, on Saturday 1 May 2021 from 4:30pm to 5pm

  • Barbetta in Paddington, on Friday 30 April 2021 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

  • Figo Restaurant in Rushcutters Bay, on Friday 30 April 2021 from 8:45pm to 11pm

  • Joe's Barbeques & Heating in Silverwater, on Saturday 1 May 2021 from 1pm to 1:45pm

  • Tucker Barbecues in Silverwater, on Saturday 1 May 2021 from 1pm to 1:45pm

  • District Brasserie in Sydney, on Friday 30 April 2021 from 11am to 11:45am

  • HineSight Optometrist; Sofitel Sydney Wentworth in Sydney, on Friday 30 April 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

NSW Health contract tracers are urgently working to identify any contacts and genome sequencing is underway, with results expected in the next 24 hours.

The man has a number of close contacts who are being tested and are isolating, NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said on Wednesday.

Ms Berejiklian said it was too early to say if coronavirus-related restrictions need to be tightened in NSW but anticipated more locally-acquired cases.

"We have to assume there's other cases and our response will be proportionate as it always has been in NSW," she said.

"Everybody in the state needs to be on high alert.

"Anybody anywhere with the mildest of symptoms needs to come forward and get tested if you have been in those venues at those times and have mildest of symptoms."

With AAP

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