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Official NSW Health Advisories – rolling updates

All press releases can now found here, providing official statements and recent exposed venue dates and times.


11AM Boxing Day: UPDATED RESTRICTIONS

Statement from Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard:

We thank the community, particularly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, for their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 this Christmas period.

Modest adjustments to restrictions allowed the community to enjoy Christmas in challenging circumstances, but it is important to remember that COVID-19 may still be circulating in the community.

Taking into account updated health advice on the risk to the community from Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, the following conditions will be in place from midnight tonight until 11:59pm December 30.

For the Northern Beaches peninsula zone (North of Narrabeen Bridge, and east of the Baha’i Temple):

  • Given the ongoing risk, this area will return to ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions, with no indoor gatherings allowed.
  • Up to five people, including children, will be able to gather outdoors for exercise or recreational activity.
  • People may not enter or leave this zone.

For the remainder (southern zone) of the Northern Beaches:

  • Given the ongoing risk, this area will return to ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions, with no indoor gatherings allowed.
  • Up to 10 people, including children, will be able to gather outdoors for exercise or recreational activity.
  • People may not enter or leave this zone.

Residents of the Northern Beaches are able to leave for four permitted reasons:

  • Shopping for food or other goods and services
  • Travel for work or education purposes if unable to work from home
  • Exercise
  • Medical or caring reasons.

A Northern Beaches resident now located elsewhere in NSW is exempt from these restrictions provided it has been at least 14 days since they have been in this local government area. If it is less than 14 days, they need to follow the relevant restrictions for their area of residence, regardless of their current location, until the 14 days has elapsed.

For these people, outdoor gatherings continue to be restricted to two people.

For the Greater Sydney region, Central Coast, Wollongong and Nepean Blue Mountains:

  • Restrictions will remain unchanged in these regions.
  • Gatherings in the home are restricted to 10 people in total (including children).
  • People who work in the CBD are urged to work from home where practical.

Restrictions for Regional NSW remain unchanged.

Decisions on New Year’s Eve will be made in coming days.

We are urging the community to continue to play their role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested and self-isolating if even the mildest of symptoms develop, practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene, and by wearing a mask, particularly indoors.

For more information please visit: NSW Government COVID-19.

 

7PM CHRISTMAS DAY 

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – NEW VENUESVENUES, FLIGHT AND TRANSPORT ROUTES

NSW Health has been notified of new venues and transport routes, including a flight, attended by a confirmed case of COVID-19, and wishes to advise of a revision to the advice for a previously announced venue on a particular date and time.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is considered a close contact, and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether a negative result is received:

– Auburn – Chicago Jones Coffee & Chocolate Maison, Auburn Redyard, 100 Parramatta Rd, Auburn: Sunday 20 December, 2.50pm – 4.00pm.

Passengers who flew on the following flight are considered close contacts and must self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately; testing is available at Griffith Base Hospital.

Those without symptoms should remain in isolation and present for testing at a new pop-up clinic, which will be open from 10am to 5pm tomorrow, at 50-52 Yambil St, Griffith. Passengers must remain in isolation for the full period, even if their test is negative:

Date: Monday, 21 December
Departure time: 2.10pm
Landing time: 4.20pm
Start location: Sydney
End location: Griffith
Flight: ZL6469

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

– Crows Nest – Oliver Brown, 36-48 Alexander St, Crows Nest: Monday 21 December, 10am – 10:30am.

– Belrose – Anytime Fitness Belrose, Glenrose Shopping Centre, corner of Glen St and Glenrose Place, Belrose: Wednesday 9 December 9.30am – 11.30am, Friday 11 December 9.45am – 11.30am, Saturday 12 December 9.30am – 11.30 am, Monday 14 December 9.30am – 11.30am, Friday 18 December 9.30am – 11.30 am.

– Glebe – Sappho Books Café and Bar, 51 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe: Sunday 20 December, 11am – 12.30pm.

– Burwood – Hipster Clothing Store, Westfield Burwood, Shop 346, Level 2/100 Burwood Rd, Burwood: Saturday 19 December, 8am – 6pm.

– Auburn – Café Bodrum, 2/1 Mary St, Auburn: Monday 21 December, 2pm – 2.30pm

– Chippendale – Central Park Food Court, 8 Central Park Ave, Chippendale: Thursday 17 December, 5pm – 6pm.

Anyone who attended the following venue at the following times should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear. If further symptoms appear, isolate and get tested again:

– Auburn – Auburn Redyard Entertainment Centre, 100 Parramatta Rd, Auburn: Sunday 20 December, 4pm – 5pm

– Rose Bay – Star Nails, 736 New South Head Road Rose Bay: Sunday 20 December, 12.15pm – 1pm.

– Sydney, QVB – Level 3 – Santa Photos, 455 George Street Sydney: Wednesday 23 December, 10.15am – 11am.

If you travelled on this bus route during the time and date indicated, you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Passengers should continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

Date: Tuesday 15 December
Entry time: 7.20am – Exit time: 7.41am
Start location: TAFE St Leonards, Pacific Highway
End location: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie St
Bus route: 200

People who travelled on this bus route for at least 30 minutes are considered close contacts must get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. Those who were on the bus for less than 30 minutes should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

Date: Tuesday 15 December
Entry time: 5.36pm – Exit time: 6.10pm
Start location: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie St
End location: TAFE St Leonards, Pacific Highway
Bus route: 200

Travellers on these bus routes should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear. If further symptoms appear, isolate and get tested again:

Date: Sunday 20 December
Entry time: 10.48am – Exit time: 11.02am
Start location: Castlereagh St before Bathurst Street, Sydney
End location: Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Bus route: 431

Date: Sunday 20 December
Entry time: 4.30pm – Exit time: 4.41pm
Start location: Stand G, Town Hall Station,
End location: Bayswater Rd before Beach Rd
Bus route: 325

Date: Sunday 20 December
Entry time: 10.30am – Exit time: 10.45am
Start location: New South Head Rd opp New Beach Rd
End location: Stand J, Town Hall Station, Park St
Bus route: 324

Please note that the health advice has changed for one date and time at the following venue:

– Avalon Beach – Avalon Beach RSL Club, 1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach, Sunday 13 December 8.30 pm – 9.15pm.
People who attended this venue on this date and time should get
tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.

Testing clinics in NSW will remain open on Christmas Day and all public holidays. Clinic opening hours will be clearly listed on the NSW Government website. It is recommended that you check the website on the day you need to get tested to ensure you have the most up-to-date clinic information.

If there is no clinic open near you, attend your nearest public hospital. Most people in NSW are receiving their test results within 24 hours.

NSW Health urges anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result. To find your nearest clinic visit, https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.


6PM CHRISTMAS EVE

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – NEW VENUES AND

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UPDATED DATES, TIMES AND ADVICE

NSW Health has been notified of new venues visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19, and wishes to advise of revisions to times, dates and advice for a number of previously announced venues.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is considered a close contact, and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether a negative result is received:

North Sydney Glorietta Restaurant and Bar Upper Ground Floor, 100 Mount St, North Sydney Wednesday 16 December

12pm – 12.45pm

Leichhardt Massage Link 122/138 Flood St, Leichhardt Friday 18 December

12.30pm – 1.15pm

 

 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

 

Rozelle Local Bar Café 729 Darling St, Rozelle Wednesday 16 December

8.30 am – 9.30am
Thursday 17 December

8.30 am – 9.30am
Friday 18 December

8.30 am – 9.30am
Saturday 19 December

8.30 am – 9.30am
Sunday 20 December

8.30 am – 9.30am

Sydney Darling Quarter Food Court 156 Darling Dr, Sydney Thursday 17 December

5pm – 6pm

Balmain Mr Café & Bar Shop 11/418 Darling St, Balmain Thursday 17 December

9-10am

Leichhardt Marketplace Leichhardt 100/122-138 Flood St, Leichhardt Saturday 19 December

2pm – 2.30pm

Waverley Ruby’s Diner Shop 1 & 2 179, 173 Bronte Rd, Waverley Thursday 17 December

10am – 10.30am

Rozelle IGA 649 Darling St, Rozelle Thursday 17 December

8.25am – 8.35am

Manly Hotel Steyne 75 The Corso, Manly Thursday 17 December

3pm to 7pm 

 

 

Anyone who attended the following venue at the following times should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear. If further symptoms appear, isolate and get tested again:

 

Warriewood ServiceNSW Warriewood Square 12 Jackson Road, Warriewood Tuesday 15 December

1.25pm – 2.05pm

Hornsby Bistro, Hornsby Railway Hotel 31 Station St, Hornsby Thursday 17 December

6pm – 6.30pm

 

Please note that the health advice, dates or times have changed for the following venues:

 

Bayview Rowland Reserve Dog Park Pittwater Road, Bayview Wednesday 16 December

4pm to 5pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time is considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Belrose Bunnings Belrose Austlink Park Niangala Cl, Belrose Saturday 12 December

12pm to 1pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Berowra Anytime Fitness Berowra 25-29 Turner Road, Berowra Wednesday 16 December

5.30am to 6.30am

Thursday 17 December

5.30am to 6.30am

 

Anyone who attended should get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

Blacktown BodyFit Gym 27 Sackville Street,

Blacktown

Wednesday 16 December

7am to 8.15am

Thursday 17 December

7am to 8.15am

Friday 18 December

7am to 8.15am

 

Anyone who attended on these dates and times should get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Kirribilli Kirribilli Club 11 Harbourview Crescent, Kirribilli Monday 14 December

12pm to 3pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Kirribilli Kirribilli Hotel 35-37 Broughton Street, Kirribillii Thursday 17 December

12:45pm to 3pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Kings Park Anytime Fitness Kings Park 1/152 Sunnyholt Road, Kings Park Sunday 20 December

9.30am to 11.45am

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should get tested and self-isolate for 14 days,regardless of the result.

Macquarie Park Macquarie University Soccer Fields Macquarie UniversitySoccer Fields, Macquarie Park Sunday 13 December

9.15am – 10.45am

 

Only the U8 Northern Beaches Futbol Academy Azul team, who played Premier Academy League, are considered close contacts. They have been contacted by NSW Health and need to isolate until 27 December and undertake further testing on day 12 or 13 (25/25 December).

Mona Vale Dan Murphy’s 25-29 Park Street, Mona Vale Thursday 17 December

5pm to 5.10pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time is considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Mona Vale Scoop Wholefoods Shop 6, 10 Park Street, Mona Vale Wednesday 16 December, all day,

Thursday 17 December, all day,

Friday 18 December, all day

 

Anyone who attended at any time on any of these dates should get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Continue to monitor for symptoms and if any occur, get tested again

Mosman Scoop Wholefoods 14 Spit Road, Mosman Wednesday 16 December, all day,

Thursday 17 December, all day

 

Anyone who attended at any time on these dates should get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Continue to monitor for symptoms and if any occur, get tested again

Newport Coles 381 Barrenjoey Road, Newport Friday 18 December

9am – 10am

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time is considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Newport Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 16 Mitala Street, Newport Wednesday 16 December

5pm to 6pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Newport Shot Lab 1/326-330 Barrenjoey Road, Newport Tuesday 15 December

11am – 12pm

 

Anyone who attended this venue at this date and time is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

North Sydney Mr Green and Co 1/66 Berry Street, North Sydney Wednesday 16 December

1pm to 2pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should monitor for symptoms and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Palm Beach Pronto Creative Foods 1095 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach Wednesday 16 December

7.30am to 8.30am

Thursday 17 December

7.30am to 8.30am

 

Anyone who attended on these dates and times is considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

Penrith Penrith RSL Club 8 Tindale Street, Penrith Sunday 13 December

1pm to 6pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time should get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Warriewood KFC 18 Pondrosa Parade, Warriewood Friday 18 December

12pm – 1pm

 

Anyone who attended at this date and time is considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms occur, get tested and self-isolate.

 

Brookvale Westfield Warringah Mall 145 Condamine Street Brookvale Tuesday 15 December

12.15 – 2.45pm

 

An additional date has been added for this venue.

 

Those who attended the venue at this time should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear.

 

There are more than 320 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.

 

Testing clinics in NSW will remain open on Christmas Day and all public holidays.

 

Clinic opening hours will be clearly listed on the NSW Government website. It is recommended that you check the website on the day you need to get tested to ensure you have the most up-to-date clinic information.

 

If there is no clinic open near you, attend your nearest public hospital. Most people in NSW are receiving their test results within 24 hours.

 

NSW Health urges anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

 

To find your nearest clinic visit, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinicsor contact your GP.

 

 

11:18AM 24 December 2020: New venues 

Of the 18 new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Nine cases are locally acquired, and of these
    • Seven cases are linked to the Avalon cluster
    • The source of two cases is under investigation
  • Nine cases were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

NSW Health is treating 109 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (99 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

One of the cases reported today attended the Paragon Hotel Sports Bar near Circular Quay in Loftus Street, Sydney, between 12.45pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday 16 December.

A second person identified this morning, and who will appear in tomorrow’s numbers, also attended  the Paragon Hotel Sports Bar at the same time. Two new cases have now been identified at this venue, which now has three cases associated with it.

Patrons who were in the Sports Bar from 12.45pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 16 December for more than one hour and are considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their result.

Anyone who was there for less than one hour needs to get tested immediately and self-isolate pending a negative result.

People who attended other areas of the Paragon Hotel during this time should monitor for symptoms and isolate and get tested immediately if symptoms appear. These people should have a very low threshold for testing.

Another of today’s new cases under investigation is an office worker in the vicinity of Hunter and Bligh Streets in Sydney’s CBD.

Anyone who has been in the north eastern part of the city, including the Australia Square, MLC Centre and Chifley Square, should be alert for symptoms and isolate immediately and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms develop.

Anyone who attended the pool deck area of Bondi Icebergs on Sunday 20 December between 8am and 9:30am and/or Monday 21 December between 7am and 8am are asked to get tested immediately and self-isolate. NSW Health will contact these people today to provide further information and advice.

COVID-19 cases linked to the Avalon cluster have visited a growing list of locations across Sydney. A full list of locations and public transport routes, and the associated public health advice, is available from the NSW Government website at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

It’s vital that people keep up their guard against COVID-19 over the holiday period, by limiting social interactions where feasible and following recommended infection control practices, including physical distancing and hand hygiene.

Don’t risk passing on COVID-19 for the sake of one social gathering. If you are feeling at all unwell, or have even the mildest symptoms, stay home and don’t go to the event.

Anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 320 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

11:00PM 23 December 2020: PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – NEW AND UPDATED VENUES

NSW Health has been notified of a number of new and updated venues visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is considered a close contact, and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether a negative result is received:

-Alma Avalon Restaurant, 47 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach: Wednesday 16 December, 8.30pm until close
-Premier Academy League Under 8s Macquarie University Soccer Fields, Macquarie University Soccer Fields, Macquarie Park: Sunday 13 December, 9.15am – 10.45am
-Mona Vale Fitness First, Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, 10 Park St, Mona Vale: Thursday 17 December, all day
Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:
-MLC building food court, 19 Martin Place, Sydney: Tuesday 15 December, 1pm – 2pm

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear. If further symptoms appear, get isolate and get tested again:

-De’assis Collaroy Café , Shop 2/1091 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy: Saturday 12 December, 9.15am – 10.10am
Anyone who attended one of the following venues at the times specified is asked to immediately get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further information:
-Bondi Icebergs Club (Pool Deck Level), 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach: Sunday 20 December, 8am – 9.30am; AND Monday 21 December, 7am-8am

If you travelled on these bus routes during the time and date indicated, you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Passengers should continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:
-Bus route B1-1, Wednesday 16 December, 6.50am – 7.45am departing from Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd and arriving at Wynyard Station Stand B
-Bus route B1-2, Wednesday 16 December, 4.30pm to 5.30pm departing from Wynyard Station Stand B and arriving at Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd
-Bus route 199-49, Thursday 17 December, 11am to 11.25am departing from Barrenjoey Rd opp George St and arriving at Barrenjoey Rd opp Village Park
-Bus route B1-1,Thursday 17 December, 11.30am to 12.36pm departing from Mona Vale BLine, Barrenjoey Rd and arriving at Wynyard Station, York St, Stand M
-Bus route B1-2, Thursday 17 December,4.15pm to 5.15pm, departing from Wynyard Station, Carrington St, Stand B and arriving at Mona Vale BLine, Barrenjoey Rd
-Bus route 188X-2, Thursday 17 December, 5.20pm to 5.40pm departing from Mona Vale BLine, Barrenjoey Rd and arriving at Barrenjoey Rd after George St
-Bus route B1-1, Wednesday 16 December, 6.50am to 7.45am, departing from Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd and arriving at Wynyard Station Stand B
-Bus route B1-2, Wednesday 16 December, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, departing from Wynyard Station Stand B and arriving at Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd
-Bus route 199-49, Thursday 17 December, 11am to 11.25am departing from Barrenjoey Rd opp George St and arriving at Barrenjoey Rd opp Village Park
-Bus route B1-1, Thursday 17 December, 11.30am to 12.36pm, departing from Mona Vale BLine, Barrenjoey Rd and arriving at Wynyard Station, York St, Stand M
-Bus route B1-2, Thursday 17 December 4.15pm to 5.15pm departing from Wynyard Station, Carrington St, Stand B and arriving at Mona Vale BLine, Barrenjoey Rd
-Bus route 188X-2, Thursday 17 December, 5.20pm to 5.40pm departing from Mona Vale BLine, Barrenjoey Rd and arriving at Barrenjoey Rd after George St

If you travelled on these train routes during the time and date indicated, you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Passengers should continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

-Wynyard to Milsons Point on Thursday 17 December between 12.39pm and departing 12.46pm;
-Milsons Points to Wynyard on Thursday 17 December between 4pm and 4.11pm.

Please note that the health advice or times have changed for the following venues:
-Coffee Brothers Mona Vale, 1/54-56 Darley St, Mona Vale: Saturday 12 December, 12pm to 1pm

People who attended this venue at this date and time are no longer considered close contacts.

Patrons should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

-Shot Lab, 1/326-330 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport: Tuesday 15 December, 11am to 12pm
People who attended should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

There are more than 320 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit, visit
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health urges anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

 

2:00PM 23 December 2020: UPDATED VENUES

Northern Beaches venues highlighted in yellow.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is considered a close contact, and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether a negative result is received:

 

Auburn Rosnay Golf Club Bistro 5 Weymouth Avenue Auburn NSW 2144 Sunday 20 December

11.15am to 12.15pm

Berowra Anytime Fitness Berowra 25-29 Turner Road, Berowra NSW 2081 Wednesday 16 December

5.30am-6.30am
Thursday 17 December

5.30am-6.30am

Cronulla Cronulla RSL Club 38R Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW 2230 Wednesday 16 December 5pm to closing
Gordon USA Nails & Footspa 788A Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072 Friday 18 December

12.30pm to 1.30pm
Anyone who was in venue for at least an hour during this time is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and self-isolate for a full 14 days from exposure regardless of the result.  Anyone who was there for less than an hour are casual contacts and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Kings Park Anytime Fitness Kings Park 1/152 Sunnyholt Rd, Kings Park NSW 2148 Friday 18 December 9.30am-11.45am
Kirribilli Kirribilli Club 11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060 Monday 14 December

12pm-3pm

Lane Cove Hair by Erika The Village Shopping Centre, Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066 Friday 11 December2:30pm-4:30pm
Milsons Point Kirribilli Hotel Milsons Point 35-37 Broughton St, Milsons Point NSW Thursday 17 December

12.45pm-3pm

Mona Vale Coffee Brothers Mona Vale 1/54-56 Darley St, Mona Vale NSW Saturday 12 December

12pm-1pm

Narrabeen The Sands 1260 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen Tuesday 15 December

6pm- 8pm

Newport Rusti Fig 3/363 Barrenjoey Road, Newport Saturday 12 December

9am to 10:30am

Newport ChaRice Noodle Bar 2/331-335 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport Wednesday 16 December

1pm-2.30pm

Newport Lovat Restaurant 316-324 Barrenjoey Road, Newport   Tuesday 15 December

6.30pm-8.30pm

Patrons sitting inside or staff working on the floor at the bar are close contacts and should get tested and isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative result.

 

Others are casual contact and should monitor for symptoms

North Narrabeen Motorserve Narrabeen Car Servicing 1408-1410 Pittwater Rd, North Narrabeen Friday 18 December 10.30am to 12pm

Anyone who was in the waiting room for at least an hour during this time is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and self-isolate for a full 14 days from exposure regardless of the result.

 

Anyone who was in the waiting room for less than an hour should monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms occur.

Palm Beach Pronto Creative Foods 1095 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach Wednesday 16 December

7.30am-8.30am
Thursday 17 December

7.30am-8.30am

Penrith Penrith RSL Club 8 Tindale Street, Penrith Sunday 13 December

1pm to 6pm

 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

 

Newport Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 16 Mitala St, Newport Wednesday 16 December

4.30pm-6pm

Mona Vale Dan Murphy Mona Vale 25-29 Park St, Mona Vale NSW 2103 Thursday 17 December

5pm-5.10pm

Mosman Scoop Wholefoods 14 Spit Rd, Mosman NSW 2088 Wednesday 16 December

All day   

Thursday 17 December          

All day

 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear. If further symptoms appear, get isolate and get tested again:

 

Avoca Beach Avoca Beach Hotel, Saltwater Bistro 326-360 Avoca Dr Avoca Beach Sunday 20 December

7:30pm-8:30pm

Bayview Rowland Reserve Dog Park Pittwater Road, Bayview Wednesday 16 December

4pm-5pm                                           Thursday 17 December

4pm-5pm

Belrose Bunnings Belrose Austlink Park Niangala Cl, Belrose Thursday 17 December

4pm-5pm

Hornsby Aura Threading and Beauty Hornsby Westfield Hornsby, Shop 2067, L 2/236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby Thursday 17 December

10am-1.20pm

Hornsby Cotton On Westfield Hornsby 236 Pacific Hwy Hornsby Thursday 17 December

10am-10.20am

Hornsby Kmart Westfield Hornsby 236 Pacific Hwy Hornsby Thursday 17 December

6.30pm-7pm

Mona Vale Bayview Golf Club 1825 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale Monday 7 December 11.45am-12.45pm
Tuesday 8 December 11.45am-12.45pm
Friday 11 December 11.45am-12.45pm
Mona Vale Woolworths 25/29 Park St, Mona Vale Saturday 12 December

1pm-1:30pm

Mona Vale Harris Farm Pittwater Place Centre, 35/10 Park St, Mona Vale Sunday 13 December

1pm-3pm

North Ryde Macquarie Shopping Centre Cnr Herring Rd &, Waterloo Rd, North Ryde Sunday 13 December

11am-1pm

North Sydney Mr Green & Co North Sydney 1/66 Berry Street, North Sydney Wednesday 16 December

1pm-2pm

Palm Beach Pronto Creative Foods 1095 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach Wednesday 16 December

7.30am-8.30am

Thursday 17 December

7.30am-8.30am

Stanhope Gardens Coles Stanhope Village Shopping Centre,         Stanhope Pkwy and Sentry Dr Stanhope Gardens Saturday 19 December

7am-3.30pm                              Sunday 20 December

7am-2pm

Sydney Results Laser Clinic Sydney Shop H16, Hunter Connection Hunter St, Sydney Wednesday 16 December

12.30pm-1pm

Waitara Jim’s Cellars 65 Edgeworth David Ave, Waitara Thursday 17 December

7.15pm-7.30pm

Warriewood Warriewood Square 12 Jackson Road, Warriewood Tuesday 8 December

12:30-2:15pm
Tuesday 15 December

3.30pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 16 December

11am-12.15pm
Thursday 17 December

11am-3pm

 

Please note that the health advice or times have changed for the following venues:

 

Brookvale Westfield Warringah Mall 145 Condamine St Brookvale Saturday 19 December

1.30pm-2.30pm

not 10am-1pm as previously reported

Hornsby Aura Threading & Beauty Westfield Hornsby Shop 2067, L2 236 Pacific Hwy Hornsby Thursday 17 December10.25am to 11am

New advice: Anyone who attended is now considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms occur, get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.

This replaces previous advice that anyone who attended was previously identified as a close contact.

Mona Vale Bayview Golf Club 1825 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale Monday 7 December11.30am-3pm
Tuesday 8 December 2.25pm-5.30pm
Friday 11 December11.45am to 12.45pmNew advice: anyone who attended is now considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms occur, get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.This replaces previous advice that anyone who attended was a close contact.
Warriewood KFC Mona Vale 1B Ponderosa Pde, Warriewood Friday, 18 December

12pm-1pm

 

New advice: Anyone who visited this venue is considered a casual contact, and should monitor for symptoms, then isolate and get tested if symptoms appear.

 

This replaces the previous advice that anyone who was at this venue at the dates and times specified should get tested immediately and isolate until NSW Health provides further information

 

11:45AM 23 DECEMBER 2020 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

NSW recorded eight locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, with an additional eight cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

Seven of the locally acquired cases are linked to the Avalon cluster. Investigations continue into the source of the Avalon cluster, which now numbers 97. Four of these cases are residents of the northern area of the Northern Beaches.

The eighth locally acquired case, reported yesterday but included in today’s numbers, is a contact of the western Sydney healthcare worker involved in patient transport. The source of their infection remains under investigation.

The total number of cases in NSW is now 4,616 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were 41,865 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared to the previous day’s record of 44,466.

We thank the community for following public health advice and continuing to come forward in high numbers to get tested as soon as even the mildest symptoms appear.

We also sincerely thank those who are self-isolating. We appreciate it is difficult, especially at Christmas, however it if you are a close contact, you must continue to self-isolate for 14 days since exposure, even if you receive a negative test result.

Of the 16 new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Eight cases are locally acquired, and of these
    • Seven cases are linked to the Avalon cluster
    • One is a close contact of a known case whose source is under investigation
  • Eight cases were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

Central Coast residents are being asked to continue getting tested if they have even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms, after the state’s sewage surveillance program detected traces of the virus at a treatment plant in Kincumber serving the Gosford area on Monday 21 December.

The sewerage system includes the suburbs of Niagara Park, Narara, Lisarow, Wyoming, West Gosford, North Gosford, Somersby, Kariong, Point Clare, Tascott, Koolewong, Springfield, Erina, Terrigal, Wamberal, Forresters Beach, North Avoca, Avoca Beach, Copacabana, Macmasters Beach, Bouddi, Green Point, Yattalunga, Kincumber, Kincumber South, Bensville, Saratoga, Davistown, Empire Bay, St Huberts Island, Daleys Point, Killcare, Killcare Heights, Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach and Wagstaffe, in which around 140,000 people reside.

NSW Health is aware of a COVID-19 positive case on the Central Coast, as well as a case from western Sydney who visited Avoca while infectious last weekend.

NSW Health continues to call on people in Sydney’s Upper North Shore to get tested if they have even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms, after traces of the virus were detected at a Hornsby Heights treatment plant on 19 December. Two recent COVID-19 cases in the area are linked to the Avalon cluster.

COVID-19 cases linked to the Avalon cluster have visited a growing list of locations across Sydney. A full list of locations and public transport routes, and the associated public health advice, is available from the NSW Government website at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

NSW Health is treating 104 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.

Anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 320 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

9:50PM 22 December 2020 Updated venues

Local venues highlighted
Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is considered a close contact, and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether a negative result is received:
– Paddington – Paddington Alimentari, 2 Hopetoun St, Paddington: Thursday 17 December 5.30am-6pm, Friday 18 December 5.30am-6pm and Saturday 18 December 5.30am-6pm. Please note updated advice for this venue. All patrons who were seated at this venue – inside or outside – at the above times should get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. Patrons who bought takeaway should monitor for symptoms, and isolate and get tested immediately should they appear.
– St Leonards – Charlie & Franks, IBM Plaza, Shop 1, 601 Pacific Highway, St Leonards: Wednesday, 16 December 9am-10am. Staff and patrons who were at the venue on this day for at least one hour between 9am-10am are close contacts and should get tested and isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative result. Patrons who were there for less than one hour between 9am-10am are casual contacts and we are requesting that you get tested as soon as possible and isolate pending test results.
– Mona Vale – Fitness First Mona Vale, Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, 10 Park St, Mona Vale: Thursday, 17 December 11.30am-1pm.
Passengers on the following bus services are close contacts and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. Please note these services have already been publicised, but the times have been updated to reflect actual departure and arrival times rather than the scheduled times:
Route B1-2
• Monday, 14 December, departing Wynyard Station Stand B, 5.47pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.40pm
• Tuesday, 15 December, departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.39am, arriving Wynyard Station Stand M, 7.29am
• Tuesday, 15 December, departing Wynyard Station Stand B 6.28pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.21pm
• Wednesday, 16 December, departing Warriewood BLine Pittwater Rd 6.53am, arriving Wynyard Station Stand M, 7.41am
• Wednesday, 16 December, departing Wynyard Station Stand B 4.31pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 5.25pm
Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:
– Mona Vale – Scoop Wholefoods, Shop 6, 10 Park Street, Mona Vale: Wednesday 16 December all day, Thursday 17 December all day and Friday 18 December all day.
– Mosman – Scoop Wholefoods, 14 Spit Rd, Mosman: Thursday, 17 December, 8am-10am.
– Paddington – London Hotel, 85 Underwood St, Paddington: Thursday, 17 December, 8.15pm-9.30pm. Please note updated advice for this venue.
– Warriewood – Brooke Withers Swim School, 6/2 Daydream St, Warriewood: Wednesday, 16 December, 2pm-3.30pm.
– Warriewood- Warriewood Valley Playground Rocket Park, Casuarina Dr, Warriewood: Thursday, 17 December, 10.15am-12.30pm.
Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is a casual contact who should monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they appear:
– Avalon Beach – Woolworths, 74 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach: Saturday, 12 December, 12-12.15pm. Please note updated advice for this venue.
– Belrose – Fresh Delights Café, Belrose Super Centre,4-6 Niangala Close, Belrose: Thursday, 17 December 9am-10am.
– Bondi Junction – Westfield Bondi Junction,500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction: Saturday, 19 December 10am-1pm.
– Brookvale – Westfield Warringah Mall,145 Condamine St, Brookvale: Saturday, 19 December, 10am-1pm.
– Cronulla – Woolworths Metro, 84-86 Cronulla St, Cronulla: Sunday, 13 December, 11am-12pm.
– Davidson – Davidson Pizzeria, 42-6 Yindela St, Davidson: Friday, 18 December, 6.15-6.45pm
– Mona Vale – Woolworths, 25/29 Park St, Mona Vale: Sunday, 13 December, 12pm-12.30pm. Please note updated advice for this venue.
– Mona Vale – Pittwater Place,10 Park St, Mona Vale:Saturday, 19 December, 12pm-1pm.
– Mona Vale – Coles, Pittwater Place, 10 Park St, Mona Vale: Sunday, 13 December 1-3pm & Saturday, 19 December, 12pm-12.45pm.
– Newport – Coles 381 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach: Wednesday, 9 December, 4pm-4.20pm, Friday, 11 December, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, 12 December, 3.15pm-3.30pm & Tuesday, 15 December, 2pm-2.15pm & 8pm-8.25pm.
– Turramurra – Coles, 1 Ray St, Turramurra: Thursday, 17 December, 10am-10.30am & Friday, 18 December, 10.30am-11am.

Update 4:25PM 22 December 2020

New venues have been released this afternoon, with the majority OUTSIDE of the Northern Beaches. Advice for Garfish Manly, 1/39 E Esplanade, Manly is now for close contact with a COVID-19 case on Thursday 17 December, 7.10pm-8.15pm. Full list of updated venues and dates here, includes North Shore train line contact advice for Wednesday.

11:15AM 22 December 2020: Official statement from Press Conference

NSW recorded eight locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and an additional 10 cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

Seven of the locally acquired cases are linked to the Avalon cluster and one remains under investigation.

Investigations continue into the source of the Avalon cluster, which now numbers 90. Two more cases are residents of the northern area of the Northern Beaches.

The total number of cases in NSW is 4,600 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were a record 44,466 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 38,578 in the previous 24 hours, which was also a record.

NSW Health thanks the community for their excellent response in coming forward for testing and following public health advice. We urge people to continue to get tested as soon as even the mildest symptoms appear, as this is vital to helping us to contain the virus by stopping community transmission.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,600
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 55
Total tests carried out 3,775,791

 

Of the 18 new cases to 8pm last night:

  • Eight cases are locally acquired, and of these
    • Seven cases are linked to the Avalon cluster
    • One case remains under investigation
  • Ten cases were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

The case under investigation is a healthcare worker from western Sydney who is involved in the transfer of patients.

This case was involved in transporting several patients between hospitals, homes and care facilities. Those patients and other contacts are being urgently contacted, instructed to isolate and tested. Investigations into the source of the case are ongoing.

An additional case linked to this healthcare professional has been identified since 8pm last night and will be included in tomorrow’s numbers.

A Victorian resident who had been holidaying in the Northern Beaches has also tested positive. This case, which is not included in the NSW numbers, presented for testing in Victoria on 20 December and the positive result was received on 21 December. They have been isolating since their return to Victoria. The family members of this case in Sydney are all in isolation and have tested negative to date.

NSW Health is calling on people in Sydney’s Upper North Shore to come forward for testing if they have even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms, after the state’s sewage surveillance program detected traces of the virus at a treatment plant in Hornsby Heights.

Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in samples taken on Saturday December 19 from the sewerage system that drains parts of Berowra, Cowan, Berowra Heights, Hornsby Heights, Mount Colah, Mount Kuring-Gai, Asquith and Hornsby.

NSW Health is aware of two recent COVID-19 positive cases in the area which are linked to the Avalon cluster, but as a precaution we continue to ask the community to be alert and present for testing.

COVID-19 cases linked to the Avalon cluster have visited many locations across Sydney. A full list of locations and public transport routes, and the associated public health advice, is available from the NSW Government website at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

NSW Health is treating 93 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (97 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

MIDNIGHT 22 December 2020: New and updated venues

NSW Health has been notified of a number of new venues visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19, and updated exposure times for previously announced venues.
The website will be updated with these case locations shortly.
Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the times specified is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:
-Cortex Gym – Strength and Conditioning Class, 1 Bowden Street, Alexandria: Tuesday, 15 December. Please note: this venue has been updated from casual to close contact.
-Avalon Beach RSL Club, 1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach: Friday, 11 December all day until close, Monday, 14 December all day until close, Tuesday, 15 December all day until close, Wednesday, 16 December 1pm-midnight, Wednesday, 16 December opening time to 1pm.
Anyone who attended at this time should get tested immediately and isolate pending a result.
-United Cinemas, 39 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach: Tuesday, 15 December 12pm-2.15pm
-BodyFit Gym, 27 Sackville St, Blacktown: Wednesday, 16 December 7am-8am, Thursday, 17 December 7am-8am, Friday, 18 December 7am-8am
-Park House Hotel, 2 Park St, Mona Vale: Wednesday, 16 December:8.00pm-10pm
-Pilates KX, Shop 5/1 Mona Vale Rd Mona Vale: Monday, 14 December 7pm-9pm
-The Boatshed Cafe & Bar, Lower Level 11 Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen NSW 2107: Monday, 14 December 2pm-3pm
-Sankaku Izakaya Newport, 376 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport: Thursday, 17 December 2.30pm-3.30pm
-Lovat Restaurant, 316-324 Barrenjoey Road, Newport: Tuesday, 15 December 6.30pm-8.30pm.
-London Hotel, 85 Underwood St, Paddington :Thursday, 17 December 8.15pm-9.30pm
-Sydney Paragon Hotel, Sports Bar 1 Loftus St, Sydney: Wednesday, 16 December 12.45pm-3.30pm.
-Headland Private Tennis Court (inside clubhouse and outside on courts), Warriewood: Monday, 14 December 9.30am-12pm
-United Cinemas Warriewood, 4 Vuko Place, Warriewood: Tuesday, 15 December 12pm-2.30pm
Anyone who attended one of the following venues at the times specified is asked to immediately get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further information:
-The House Nail Salon, 24 Avalon Parade, Avalon: Monday, 14 December 10.30am-11.30am
-Woolworths, 74 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach: Tuesday, 15 December 7.00pm-7.30pm
-Rowland Reserve Dog Park, Pittwater Road, Bayview: Wednesday, 16 December 4pm-5pm, Thursday 17 December 4pm-5pm
-USA Nails 788A Pacific Highway, Gordon: Thursday, 17 December 12.30pm-1.30pm
-Lovat Restaurant, 316-324 Barrenjoey Road, Newport , Friday, 11 December 6.30pm-8.30pm
-Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, 16 Mitala St, Newport: Wednesday, 16 December 5pm-6pm
-Shot Lab, 1/326-330 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport: Tuesday, 15 December 11am-12pm
-Premier Academy League Under 8s, Macquarie University Soccer Field: Sunday, 13 December 9am-11am
-Pronto Creative Foods, 1095 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach: Wednesday, 16 December 7.30am-8.30am, Thursday17 December 7.30am-8.30am
-Warriewood Square, 12 Jackson Road, Warriewood: Tuesday, 15 December 3.30pm-4.30pm, Wednesday, 16 December 11am-12.15pm, Thursday 17 December 11am-3pm
Anyone who has attended any of the following venues should get tested immediately and isolate pending results:
-The Anglers Rest, 216 Brooklyn Rd, Brooklyn: Thursday, 17 December 5.30pm-7.15pm
-Paddington Alimentari, 2 Hopetoun St, Paddington: Thursday 17 December 5.30am-6pm, Friday, 18 December 5.30am-6pm, Saturday, 19 December 5.30am-6pm
-Arthouse Hotel, 275 Pitt St, Sydney: Thursday, 17 December 11.15am-12.15pm
-McDonalds Restaurant, Warriewood Rd, Warriewood: Thursday, 17 December 1.30pm-2pm
Warriewood Square – Kmart, Rebel Sport, Woolworths, Aldi, and Surf Dive N Ski, 12 Jackson Road, Warriewood: Tuesday, 8 December 12.30pm-2.15pm
Anyone who attended either of the following venues at these times is a casual contact who should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately and isolate if they appear:
-1 Bligh St, Sydney: Thursday, 17 December 10.30am-10.50am
-Macquarie Shopping Centre (various), Cnr Herring Rd &, Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park: Monday, 13 December 11am-1pm
Please note change of advice from test immediately and isolate to casual contact – monitor for symptoms and test if they appear.
Please note that Asquith Golf Course is no longer considered a risk and has been removed from the list of venues of concern.

6:56PM 21 December 2020:  NEW AND UPDATED VENUES

NSW Health has been notified of new venues on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and expanded exposure times for previously announced venues, which have been visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Anyone who was at the following venues on the dates and times below is a close contact, and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:

Avalon Beach Avalon Beach Surf Club 558A Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107 Tuesday, 15 December

8.30am-9am

 

Anyone who was at the following venues on the dates and times below should get tested immediately and self-isolate until NSW Health provides further information:

Berowra Anytime Fitness Berowra 25-29 Turner Road, Berowra Wednesday, 16 December

5.30am-6.30am

Thursday, 17 December

5.30am-6.30am

 

Mount Colah Asquith Golf Course Lord Street, Mount Colah Tuesday, 15 December

6.30am-10.30m

Hornsby Aura Threading and Beauty Hornsby Westfield Hornsby,

Shop 2067, L 2/236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby

Thursday, 17 December

10am-1.20pm

 

Avalon Beach Avalon Beach RSL 1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach Sunday, 13 December

8.30pm-9.15pm

Avalon Beach Avalon Bowling Club 4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach Tuesday, 15 December

6pm-8.30pm

Avalon Avalon Recreation Centre

 

59 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Thursday, 17 December

11.50am-5.20pm

Avalon Barramee Thai Massage and Spa 4/42-44 Barenjoey Rd, Avalon Wednesday, 16 December

2pm-3.3pm

Mona Vale Bayview Golf Club 1825 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale Monday, 7 December

11.45am-12.45pm

Tuesday, 8 December

11.45am-12.45pm

Friday, 11 December

11.45am-12.45pm

Belrose Bunnings Belrose Austlink Park Niangala Cl, Belrose

 

Thursday, 17 December

4pm-5pm

Newport ChaRice Noodle Bar 2/331-335 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport Wednesday, 16 December

1pm-2.30pm

Mona Vale Coffee Brothers Mona Vale 1/54-56 Darley St, Mona Vale Saturday, 12 December

12pm-1pm

Newport Coles 381 Barrenjoey Road, Newport

 

Friday, 18 December

9am-10am

Mona Vale Dan Murphy Mona Vale 25-29 Park Street, Mona Vale Thursday, 17 December

5pm-6pm

Warriewood KFC Mona Vale 1B Ponderosa Parade, Warriewood Friday, 18 December

12pm-1pm

Milsons Point Kirribilli Hotel Milsons Point 35-37 Broughton St, Milsons Point Thursday, 17 December

12.45pm-3pm

Newport Lovat Restaurant 316-324 Barrenjoey Road, Newport Friday, 11 December

6.30pm-8.30pm

Macquarie Park Macquarie Shopping Centre (various) Cnr Herring Rd &, Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park Sunday, 13 December

11am-1pm

North Sydney Mr Green & Co North Sydney 1/66 Berry Street, North Sydney Wednesday, 16 December

1pm-2pm

Avalon Beach Nourished Cafe and Lounge 17 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach Sunday, 13 December

10am-11am

 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the following times is considered a casual contact, should get tested as soon as possible and isolate until a negative result is received:

 

Avalon Beach Chillbar 74 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach

 

Monday, 14 December

10.30am-11.30am

Wednesday, 16 December

10.30am-11.30am

 

Avalon Beach Olivers Pies Avalon Beach 1 Careel Head Rd, Avalon Beach

 

Monday, 14 December

9am-9.15am

Alexandria Cortex Gym – Strength and Conditioning Class 1 Bowden Street, Alexandria Tuesday, 15 December
Warriewood Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre 14 Jackson Road, Warriewood Tuesday, 15 December

6.30pm-9.30pm

 

2:50PM 21 December 2020 PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – NEW AND UPDATED VENUES

NSW Health has been notified of new venues on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and expanded exposure times for previously announced venues, which have been visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Anyone who was at the following venues on the dates and at the times below is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  • The Boatshed Café & Bar, Lower Level, 11 Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen: Monday 14 December, 2pm – 3pm
  • Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale: Wednesday 16 December, 8pm – 10pm
  • Sankaku Izakaya, 376 Barrenjoey Road, Newport: Thursday 17 December, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Anyone who was at the Rose of Australia, 1 Swanson St, Erskineville, on Tuesday 15 December after 7pm until closing is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Anyone who was at 4 Pines, 313 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, on Wednesday 16 December between 4:30pm and 9pm is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Anyone who was at the Hotel Steyne, 75 The Corso, Manly, on Thursday 17 December between 3pm and 7pm is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Exposure times for the below gym, announced in the Public Health Alert on Saturday, have now been expanded. Please note amendments in bold:

  • Fitness First Mona Vale, Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, 10 Park Street, Mona Vale: Sunday 13 December, 2pm- 4pm; Monday 14 December, all day; and Wednesday 16 December, all day.

Confirmed cases travelled on the following transport services. Other passengers are considered to be casual contacts, and should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Bus Route 304, Wednesday 16 December, departing Bourke Street (opposite Lachlan Street) Rosebery, 7.46am and arriving Martin Place Station Stand C, 8.11am
  • Bus Route 199, Thursday 17 December, departing Bourke Street (opposite Lachlan Street) Rosebery, 8.05am and arriving Martin Place Station Stand C, 8.30am

Five cases at a workplace in the Sydney CBD have been linked to the Avalon cluster. Close contacts, including the other 10 workers, have been tested and are isolating. No ongoing risk to others has been identified.

NSW Health urges anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

11:16am 21 December 2020: 15 new cases overnight

NSW recorded 15 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and an additional eight cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

All 15 locally acquired cases are linked to the Avalon cluster. Investigations continue into the source of this cluster, which now numbers 83.

The total number of cases in NSW is 4,582 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were a record 38,578 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 28,210 in the previous 24 hours. This has been the highest amount of COVID-19 testing ever done in a single day.

NSW Health thanks the community for their excellent response in coming forward for testing and following public health advice. This is vital to helping us to contain the virus by stopping community transmission.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,582
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 55
Total tests carried out 3,731,325

 

Of the 23 new cases to 8pm last night:

  • 15 cases are locally acquired and linked to the Avalon cluster
  • Eight were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

COVID-19 cases linked to the Avalon cluster have visited many locations throughout Sydney’s northern beaches, lower north shore, eastern and southern suburbs. A full list of locations and public transport routes, and the associated public health advice, is available from the NSW Government website at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

Due to the growing risk from the Avalon outbreak, new restrictions were introduced for Greater Sydney from midnight last night to reduce the risk of further community transmission. These include:

  • Household gatherings are limited to 10 visitors (until 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 December).
  • The one person per four square metre rule is being re-introduced for all indoor settings, including hospitality venues and places of worship.
  • A cap of 300 people will apply for hospitality venues and places of worship.
  • Singing in indoor venues will now be restricted, returning to a maximum of five performers indoors, provided they are 1.5m from one another and at least 5m from the audience who are not allowed to sing along.
  • Dancefloors will not be permitted, except for weddings, when a maximum of 20 from the wedding party will be permitted.

For the purposes of the Order, ‘Greater Sydney’ comprises the following local government areas: Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, The Hills Shire, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong and Woollahra.

People in Greater Sydney are also urged not to visit residential aged care facilities, disability services or vulnerable people unless it is critical. This advice will be re-assessed on Wednesday 23 December.

People across Greater Sydney are also advised to wear masks in indoor settings such as shops and hospitality venues, in line with advice already issued to those in the Northern Beaches.

‘Stay at home’ orders in place for residents of the Northern Beaches local government area (LGA) will also continue until 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 December to control the spread of COVID-19. Further clear advice will be provided to the community before Christmas.

All residents of the Northern Beaches LGA are required to stay at home, unless permitted to leave for certain reasons, under the Public Health Order issued on Saturday 19 December.

Acceptable reasons for leaving home include shopping for food and other essential goods and services; travelling to work or an educational institution if working or studying from home is not possible; exercising; seeking medical care; providing carer’s responsibilities and meeting compassionate needs. It is strongly recommended masks are worn when leaving isolation for these permitted reasons.

Any residents of the Northern Beaches LGA who left the area on or since Thursday 10 December 2020 must comply with the same restrictions that apply to the Northern Beaches, regardless of their current location.

Non-residents who have visited the Northern Beaches on or after Thursday 10 December should monitor closely for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild. Anyone who visited the Northern Beaches since 10 December is also urged to check the NSW Government website for locations visited by confirmed cases and follow the associated health advice for the relevant venues if they have visited any of them: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates.

This Public Health Order also requires the closing of hospitality venues and function centres in the Northern Beaches LGA, with the exception of businesses offering takeaway food. Gyms and places of worship will also close. Further information on the Public Health Order is available from the NSW Government website at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/northern-beaches

Anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 80 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (95 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:

Likely source of infection Cases
past 24 hours*
Cases past 7 days** All cases
Overseas 8 38 2,536
Interstate 0 0 90
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 15 83 1,520
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster 0 1 434
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 0 2 2
Under initial investigation 0 0 0
Total 23 124 4,582
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 19 December 2020 to 8pm 20 December 2020

**from 8pm 14 December 2020 to 8pm 20 December 2020

 

10:21PM 20 December 2020: PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – NEW VENUES

Anyone who was at the following venues on the dates and at the times below is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  • Anytime Fitness, 7 Taronga Place, Mona Vale, on Thursday 17 December between 9.50am and 12.45pm;
  • G Fitness, 72/80 Evans Street, Freshwater, on Tuesday 15 December between 11am and 12.45pm;
  • 4 Pines, 313 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport, on Wednesday 16 December between 4.30pm-9pm;
  • Twenty-One Espresso, 21 Knox Street, Double Bay: Any staff working on Tuesday 15 December, and patrons seated in the indoor section on that day for more than 1 hour between 7.10pm and 8.15pm and 8.25pm and 9.10pm.

Anyone who attended the following venues on the dates and times below is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre, Jacksons Rd, Warriewood, on Tuesday 15 December between 6.30pm and 9.30pm;
  • Twenty-One Espresso, 21 Knox Street, Double Bay: Any patrons who were in the restaurant for less than 1 hour, or those who sat in the outdoor area on Tuesday 15 December between 7.10pm and 8.15pm and 8.25pm and 9.10pm on Tuesday 15 December;
  • Flower Power, 22 Macpherson St, Warriewood, on Friday 18 December between 8.45am and 9.30am;
  • Bowen Island Bakery, 383 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, on Friday 18 December between 9am and 9.30am.

Times have been revised for the following restaurant, which was announced in a previous Public Health Alert. Anyone who was at the following venue at the following time is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  • Garfish Manly, 1/39 E Esplanade, Manly, on Thursday 17 December between 6.45pm-10pm.

Advice published in a Public Health Alert issued on Saturday 19 December regarding 4 Pines, Newport, has also been updated. Anyone who attended this venue on Tuesday 15 December from 6pm to 10pm should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days.

Confirmed cases travelled on the following transport service. Other passengers are considered to be casual contacts, and should get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

  • Bus Route 199 on Saturday 12 December, departing Palm Beach 10.10am and arriving at Manly Beach at 11.30am.

Anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until a negative result is received.

5:50PM NEW VENUES ADDED – MANLY NOW INCLUDED

Anyone who was at the following venues on the dates and at the times below is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  1. Manly Skiff Club, Corner of East Esplanade and Stuart Street, Manly: Saturday 12 December, 12pm – 2.30pm
  2. Donny’s Bar, 7 Market Place, Manly: Saturday 12 December, 3:15pm – 9pm
  3. Old Manly Boat Shed, 40 The Corso, Manly: Saturday 12 December, 9pm – 12:30am
  4. Rusti Fig, 3/363 Barrenjoey Road, Newport: Saturday 12 December, 9am – 10:30am
  5. Café Junior, Woolworths Neutral Bay Village, 1-7 Rangers Road, Neutral Bay: Sunday 13 December, 12:45pm – 2.30pm
  6. BoThai, 16 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest: Sunday 13 December, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  7. Pearly Nails, 2/6 Waratah Street, Mona Vale: Monday 14 December, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  8. Salon X, 86 William Street, Paddington: Wednesday 16 December, 9am – 6pm and Thursday 17 December, 9am – 8pm
  9. Mona Vale Golf Club (bar and function room), 3 Golf Avenue, Mona Vale: Wednesday 16 December, 5pm – 10pm
  10. Garfish Seafood Restaurant, 39 East Esplanade, Manly: Thursday 17 December, 6:45pm – 8:30pm (UPDATE: REVISED TO 10PM)

Anyone who attended the following venues on the dates and times below is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  1. Woolworths, Riverwood Plaza, 247 Belmore Road, Riverwood: Wednesday 9 December, 3pm – 3:35pm
  2. Nourished Wholefood Café, 17 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach: Saturday 12 December, 7.15am-7.30am
  3. Manly Wharf Bar, East Esplanade, Manly: Saturday 12 December, 2:45pm – 3:15pm
  4. The Steyne Hotel, 75 The Corso, Manly: Saturday 12 December, 3pm – 3:30pm
  5. Cronulla Mall, 6 Cronulla Street Cronulla: Tuesday 15 December, 8pm – 9pm and Wednesday 16 December, 3pm – 6pm
  6. Navy Bear Café, RAN Sailing Association, 1C New Beach Rd, Darling Point: Sunday 13 December, 10.30am – 4.45pm
  7. Restaurant Lovat, G04/316-324 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport: Saturday 12 December 2:15pm – 2:25pm and 4pm – 4:15pm
  8. Mona Vale Golf Club, 3 Golf Avenue, Mona Vale: Wednesday 16 December, 11am – 5pm

 

Times have been revised for the following hair salons, which were announced in previous Public Health Alerts. Anyone who was at the following venues at the following times is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

 

  1. Salon for Hair, 3/1335 Pacific Highway, Turramurra: Any time from Tuesday 15 December to Friday 18 December inclusive
  2. Hair by Erika, 17/43 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove: Friday 11 December, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

 

Advice published in a Public Health Alert regarding Warringah Mall has also been updated. Unless advised by NSW Health that they are close contacts, people who attended Warringah Mall on Wednesday 16 December between 11.40am and 1.30pm are considered casual contacts and should monitor for symptoms, and test and self-isolate if symptoms occur.

Given the challenges associated with reaching venues which are closed due to the Northern Beaches lockdown, NSW Health advises that some venues may be included in public health alerts and on the NSW Government website prior to NSW Health informing the venue directly. This is to ensure contacts can be notified as quickly as possible of any potential risk.

Confirmed cases travelled on the following transport services. Other passengers are considered to be casual contacts, and should get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

  1. Bus Route 199, Saturday 12 December, departing Newport Hotel, Kalinya Street, 7am arriving Avalon Beach, 7.15am
  2. Bus Route 199, Saturday 12 December, departing Avalon Beach 12.20am, arriving Newport Hotel, Kalinya Street, 12.45am

Anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until a negative result is received.

 

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

11:40PM NEW VENUES ADDED

NSW Health has revised the advice for several hundred people who attended an Avalon gym in light of further COVID-19 cases.

Known cases of COVID-19 attended Anytime Fitness on Avalon Parade in Avalon over several days while infectious. Anyone who attended the gym on any day on or after Tuesday 8 December is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days after they were last at the gym.

Additionally, anyone who attended the gym between Monday 23 November and Monday 7 December is advised to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Anytime Fitness Avalon is closed until further notice and is undergoing cleaning.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have also visited a number of locations around Sydney.

NSW Health is advising all customers who dined-in at Oceana Traders – Seafood Merchants, 31 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach on the following dates is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days after they were last at the venue:

  • Monday 14 December
  • Tuesday 15 December
  • Wednesday 16 December
  • Thursday 17 December

Additionally, all customers who purchased take away from Oceana Traders are casual contacts and should get tested and isolate until they have a negative result.

Anyone who was at the following venue for one hour or more during the times below is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate until 30 December.  Other people who attended the venue for less than an hour during the times below should monitor for symptoms, and get tested immediately if they appear:

  • Nomad Restaurant, 16 Foster St, Surry Hills: Wednesday 16 December, 12:45pm – 2pm
  • Café Toscano (outdoor verandah area), 1 Wallis St, Forster: Wednesday 16 December, 6pm-7:45pm
  • Strawberry Hills Hotel, 453 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills: Wednesday 16 December, 3:30pm-6pm

Anyone who attended the following locations is considered a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:

  • Avalon RSL, 1 Bowling Green Ln, Avalon Beach: Monday 14 December, 6pm-8pm
  • The Sands, 1260 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen: Tuesday 15 December, 6pm-8pm Salon for Hair, 3/1335 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra: Thursday 17 December and Friday 18 December, 9:30am – 3:30 pm
  • Rose of Australia, 1 Swanson St, Erskineville: Tuesday 15 December, 7pm – 8.45pm
  • Sydney Trapeze School, St Peters: Tuesday 15 December, 10am – 12pm (only staff and patrons who attended the class for beginners)

Anyone who attended the following venues at the below times is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Mitre 10 Mona Vale, 73 Bassett St, Mona Vale: Tuesday 15 December, 8:30am – 5:30pm and Wednesday 16 December, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • 2108 Espresso, 3/24 Ocean Rd, Palm Beach: Monday 14 December, 8am – 9am
  • McDonald’s Raymond Terrace, William Bailey St, Raymond Terrace: Tuesday 15 December, 11.45am -12.15pm
  • Warringah Mall: Wednesday 16 December, 10.40am – 1.40pm
  • High Tek Aquarium, 732 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale: Wednesday 16 December, 1.55pm – 2.55pm
  • Beach Bums Café, Corner Beach Street and North Street, Forster: Wednesday 16 December, 8am – 9am and Thursday 17 December, 8am–9am
  • Rose of Australia, 1 Swanson St, Erskineville: Tuesday 15 December after 8.45pm
  • Sydney Trapeze School, St Peters: Tuesday 15 December, any class after 10am
  • Cuckoo Callay on Crown, 413-415 Crown St, Surry Hills: Tuesday 15 December, 11am – 12pm
  • Harris Farm Warehouse, Flemington Markets, Homebush: Tuesday 15 December, 2am- 11am, Wednesday 16 December, 2am – 11am, Thursday 17 December, 2am- 1pm

A confirmed case also travelled between the following train stations during the times below. Other passengers are considered casual contacts and should monitor for symptoms:

  • T1 North Shore Line, Monday 14 December, departing Artarmon 8:27am, arriving Wynyard 8:49am
  • T1 North Shore Line, Monday 14 December, departing Wynyard 6:42pm, arriving Artarmon 7:01pm
  • T1 North Shore Line, Tuesday 15 December, departing Artarmon 9:17am, arriving Wynyard 9:38am
  • T3 Bankstown Line, Tuesday 15 December, departing St James 6:34pm arriving  Erskineville 6:48pm
  • T3 Bankstown Line, Wednesday 16 December, departing Erskineville 7:03am, arriving Central 7:12am

The details for the below venue announced in the Public Health Alert earlier this afternoon have been revised. Please note amendments in bold:

  • Fitness First Mona Vale, Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, 10 Park Street Mona Vale: Sunday 13 December, 2pm- 4pm and Monday 14 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm and Wednesday 16 December, 8.30am – 10am

Anyone in the state with even the mildest symptoms such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until a negative result is received.

To increase testing options for the Northern Beaches community, new pop-up clinics have been opened this week. There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

8:30PM 19 December 2020: : WORDING OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER FOR NORTHERN BEACHES LGA

A Public Health Order for the Northern Beaches Local Government Area (LGA) has been signed by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard MP, to control the spread of COVID-19.

The new Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020 enforces the stay-at-home advisory issued on the 17th December for the Northern Beaches LGA. The order requires local residents or people in short-term accommodation (such as hotels or rental accommodation) to stay at home.

People are also not permitted to enter the Northern Beaches LGA without a lawful reason. The Order will remain in effect until 11.59pm on Wednesday (subject to health advice).

Hospitality venues and function centres in the Northern Beaches LGA will close for the duration of the Order, with the exception of takeaway from hospitality venues. Gyms and places of worship will also close, for example.

A resident of the Northern Beaches may not participate in a public gathering involving more than two people, unless for permitted reasons such as attending work.

Other exemptions to the two-person rule are listed in the Order, and include gatherings involving your own family.

Acceptable reasons for leaving home include:

  • Shopping for food and other essential goods and services
  • Travel for work purposes if working from home is not possible, and travel to or from a school or educational institution
  • Exercise
  • Medical care, carer’s responsibilities or compassionate needs.

Other acceptable reasons for leaving your home include accessing childcare, providing care or emergency assistance and to escape a risk of harm. A full list of requirements under different circumstances can be found in the Order.

“We need people to adhere to this order to protect the community and control the spread of COVID-19,” NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said.

“Wear a mask when shopping and engaging in other essential permitted activities.”

Breach of orders made under the Public Health Act 2010 is a criminal offence and attracts heavy penalties. The maximum penalty for individuals is $11,000 and potential imprisonment for six months. The NSW Police may also issue on-the-spot fines of $1000 for an offence.

The Public Health Order can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/northern-beaches

4:52PM 19 December 2020: NEW NORTHERN BEACHES VENUES LISTED

NSW Health has been advised of further venues of concern in relation to cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Beaches area.

Anyone who has attended the following venue is considered a close contact and should get tested and isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative result:

  • Sunset Diner, 41 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach: Friday 11 December, 6.30pm – 8pm

Anyone who attended the following venue at the below times is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Café Relish, 8/1 N Avalon Rd, Avalon Beach: Thursday 17 December, 10.30am – 11.30am

People who visited the following venues at the below times should get tested immediately and self-isolate until NSW Health provides further information:

  • Fitness First Mona Vale, Pittwater Place Shopping Centre, 10 Park Street Mona Vale: Sunday 13 December, 2pm- 4pm and Monday 14 December, 10.30am – 12.30am and Wednesday 16 December, 8.30pm – 10pm
  • 4 Pines, Newport, 313 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport: Tuesday 15 December, 6pm – 10pm

Anyone in the state with even the mildest symptoms such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until a negative result is received.

12:30PM 19 December 2020: NEW TRANSPORT EXPOSURE LISTED; B-LINE FROM WARRIEWOOD

Further venues of concern have been identified in relation to the Northern Beaches cluster.. Anyone who travelled on the following bus routes is considered a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:

  • Route B1-1, 14 December, Departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd 6.55am, arriving Wynyard Station, York Street Stand M, 7.50am
  • Route B1-2, 14 December, Departing Wynyard Station Stand B 5.45pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.40pm
  • Route B1-1, 15 December, Departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd 6.35am, arriving Wynyard Station Stand M, 7.35am
  • Route B1-2, 15 December, Departing Wynyard Station Stand B 5.25pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.20pm
  • Route B1-1, 16 December 2020, Departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, arriving Wynyard Station Stand M, 7.35am
  • Route B1-2, 16 December 2020, Departing Wynyard Station Stand B 4.45pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 5.30pm

 

Anyone who attended the following venue at the below times, is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:

  • Nick Scali at SuperCentre, 4/6 Niangala Cl, Belrose, 16 December, 10am -5.30pm

 

11AM 19 December 2020: NEW LOCATIONS ADDED; AVALON ANYTIME FITNESS

NSW Health is calling on several hundred people who attended an Avalon gym to take urgent action, get tested and isolate immediately until further advice is provided by NSW Health.

A known case of COVID-19 attended Anytime Fitness on Avalon Parade in Avalon over several days while infectious. A number of people who attended this gym will be identified as close contacts and will be required to isolate for 14 days.

These days were:

• Saturday 12 December

• Friday 11 December

• Tuesday 8 December

• Monday 7 December

• Sunday 6 December

Anytime Fitness Avalon is closed until further notice and is undergoing cleaning.

Contact tracing and investigations are underway. The large time exposure range of this case means there are potential contacts numbering in the hundreds. NSW Health is working with the gym management to identify those people who attended the gym at the same time as the confirmed case.

Close contacts of this case are being contacted however NSW Health’s advice is that anyone who was at the gym at any time on these days must immediately get tested.

NSW Health last night issued a strong advisory for all people in the Northern Beaches local government area to wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas, and to stay at home. This advisory is in place this weekend or until further notice.

Everyone living in the northern beaches area should monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.

4PM 18 December:

NSW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers associated with the Avalon cluster, NSW Health is issuing a strong advisory for all people in the Northern Beaches LGA to wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas. This advisory is effective immediately, and in place for 72 hours.

This is an additional public health measure to the previous advice regarding Northern Beaches residents staying home as much as possible and avoiding high-risk venues including hospitality (e.g. cafes, pubs and restaurants), places of worship, gyms, and functions or events held at these premises.

The areas where masks should be worn include:

  • Shopping centres and supermarkets
  • Public transport
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Aged care facilities
  • Workplaces

Situations where mask use is not expected include:

  • In your home
  • Infants or young children unable to tolerate mask use
  • Where there is a relevant medical condition

While this is currently only a strong advisory from NSW Health, we will continue to monitor the evolving situation and compliance with this advisory. Failure to adhere to the advice puts the wider community at risk and may result in a mandatory order.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.

 

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