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Masks compulsory; Three Northern Beaches venues on COVID list

7 May 2021: 2pm

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The following measures are effective until 12.01am Monday 10 May for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains):

  • Visitors to households are limited to 20 guests, including children;
  • Masks are compulsory on public transport and in all public indoor venues, such as retail, theatres, hospitals, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff (except in a hospitality venue when eating or drinking);
  • Masks are not required in gyms or other similar facilities like indoor pools or dance studios;
  • Drinking while standing up at indoor venues is not allowed;
  • Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is not allowed;
  • Dancing is not allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings with a strong recommendation that no more than 20 people should be on the dancefloor at any one time; and
  • Visitors to aged care facilities are limited to two people per day.

In relation to hospitality venues, the Public Health Order requires masks to be worn by customer- facing staff. Patrons do not have to wear a mask unless they are in a gaming area.

It is also strongly recommended the community avoids mingling in large groups over the coming days, and is careful not to put our most vulnerable at risk.


6 May 2021: 11:09am

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that mask wearing is compulsory again for indoors for the next three days (indoor venues such as shops and public transport) and you can have no more than 20 people in your home from 5pm today until Monday. There will be no singing or dancing in indoor venues apart from weddings.

Health detectives have tracked the source of the case identified this week and say so far only his wife has also contracted the virus.

More updates to come.

5 May 2021 Three Northern Beaches venues have been named as potential venues exposed to the new case of COVID-19 in Sydney.

A man in his 50s from the eastern suburbs returned a positive result for COVID-19 earlier today. Urgent investigations and contact tracing continues.

The venues and potential exposure times are:


Smith Made, 14/28 Roseberry Street, Balgowlah, attended Tuesday 4 May 2021 between 2:30pm to 2:45pm


Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney, 8/52-54 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale, attended Tuesday 4 May 2021 between 12.30pm and 1pm.


Alfresco Emporium, 1021 Pittwater Road, Tuesday 4 May between 1pm and 2.00pm.

Anyone who attended any of the above Beaches venues at the times specified is asked to immediately get tested and isolate for two weeks. This applies to everyone, including those who have been partially or fully vaccinated.

There is a broader list of venues outside of the Beaches, it is below but please keep up to date with the NSW health pages for most current data outside of our coverage areas:

Suburb Place Address Date


Annandale Barbeques Galore Annandale G1/212-220 Parramatta Road, Annandale, NSW 2038 Saturday 1 May 2021

2pm to 3pm

Bondi Junction Screening of The Courier at Event Cinemas Westfield Bondi Junction 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 Friday 30 April 2021

6pm to 8pm

Bondi Junction The Meat Store 262 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 Sunday 2 May 2021

3pm to 4pm

Casula Barbeques Galore Casula The Crossroads Unit 12B Parkers Farm Place, Casula, NSW 2170 Saturday 1 May 2021

4pm to 5pm

Mascot BP Runway Cnr Butler Road, General Holmes Dr, Mascot NSW 2020 Saturday 1 May 2021

4:30pm to 5pm

Paddington Barbetta 2 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, NSW 2000 Friday 30 April 2021

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Rushcutters Bay Figo Restaurant 3/56-60A Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011 Friday 30 April 2021

8:45pm to 11pm

Silverwater Joe’s Barbeques & Heating 142 Silverwater Road, Silverwater, NSW 2128 Saturday 1 May 2021

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Silverwater Tucker Barbecues 138 Silverwater Road, Silverwater, NSW 2128 Saturday 1 May 2021

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Sydney District Brasserie 2 Chifley Square, Sydney, NSW 2000 Friday 30 April 2021

11am to 12pm

Sydney HineSight Optometrist; Sofitel Sydney Wentworth P2 / 61- 101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Friday 30 April 2021

12pm to 1pm

Moore Park The Stadium Club Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021 Monday 3 May 2021

11:30am to 12:30pm

Moore Park Azure Café Entertainment Quarter, Shop 5a Building 205, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021 Monday 3 May 2021 

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Rose Bay The Royal Sydney Golf Club Kent Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029 Monday 3 May 2021

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Brookvale Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney 8/52-54 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100 Tuesday 4 May 2021

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Collaroy Alfresco Emporium 1021 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy NSW 2097 Tuesday 4 May 2021

1:00pm to 1:30pm

Balgowlah SMITH MADE 14/28 Roseberry Street, Balgowlah, NSW, 2094, NSW 2093 Tuesday 4 May 2021

2:30pm to 2:45pm

Double Bay Chemist Warehouse 459-463 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW 2028 Tuesday 4 May 2021

3:45pm to 4:00pm

Double Bay Woolworths Kiaora Lane and Kiaora Rd, Double Bay NSW 2028 Tuesday 4 May 2021

4:05pm to 4:15pm

NSW Health urges everyone 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.


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