Another 22 Covid hotspots across Sydney identified including upmarket restaurants and take-aways

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EXPOSURE SITES ANNOUNCED EARLY SATURDAY EVENING 

Potts Point: Café de la Fontaine – Sunday June 20, 10.30am – 12.00pm

Annandale:  Revolver Café – Sunday June 20, 10.45am and 12.10pm

Coogee: Churrasco – Sunday June 20, 5.30 pm to 6.40pm

Gregory Hills: Woolworths – Sunday June 20, 3pm to 3:30pm

Double Bay: Matteo Restaurant and Bar – Sunday June 20, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Hurstville: H One Hair Salon – Tuesday June 22, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Bondi Beach: Speedo Fitness Club – pool area only – Tuesday June 22, 4.45pm to 6.15pm

North Ryde: Macquarie Shopping Centre food court (Level 2) – Wednesday June 23, 2pm to 2.30pm

Casula: Crossroads Hotel – Wednesday June 23, 7pm to 10.30pm

Burwood: Yang’s Dumplings – Thursday June 24, 11am to 11.30am

In addition another five casual contact sites were also added to the list of the latest hotspots.

Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the listed times is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. 

Bondi Junction: Five Star Hot Food – Tuesday June 22, 1.40pm to 1.55pm

Bondi Beach Speedo Fitness Club – fitness centre or classes – Tuesday June 22, 4.45pm to 6.15pm 

Denham Court: Coles – Wednesday June 23, 9.50am to 10.20am

Randwick: Bunnings Randwick cnr Clovelly Road and Kemmis Street Wednesday 23 June 9am to 9.30am

Chullora: Woolworths Chullora Marketplace Chullora Marketplace, 355 Waterloo Rd Thursday 24 June 7.30am to 8.00am

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed must monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and self-isolate if they develop:

Bondi Beach: Bondi Pharmacy, 81 Hall Street – Friday June 18, 1:35pm to 2:45PM 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a crisis cabinet meeting would be held on Saturday, and foreshadowed the seven-day lockdown – which began overnight – could be expanded to more local government areas in Sydney

Town Hall train station is among 26 new Covid hotspots identified across Sydney in a late night alert from NSW Health, including upmarket restaurants and take-aways, just hours after more than 6million people went into two-week lockdown 

Five of the locations – including the upmarket Bistro Moncur in Woollahra, a favourite among the Eastern Suburbs social set and wealthy locals – are considered close contact sites. 

The gym at Coogee Diggers RSL is also on the latest exposure list, with a near-two hour window for close contacts. 

Anyone there at the times listed must get tested and go into isolation for two weeks regardless of the result.

Gregory Hills: Il Sapore Restaurant – Sunday June 20, 12pm to 3pm

Marrickville: Everest Nepalese Takeaway Café – Tuesday June 22, 4.30am to 8.30am, Wednesday June 23, 6.15am to 7am and Thursday June 24, 6.15am to 7am

Rhodes: Bare Witness Café – Wednesday June 23, 11am to 12.30pm

Coogee: Coogee Diggers RSL – gym on level 2 – Wednesday June 23, 3.45pm to 5:30pm

Woollahra: ​Bistro Moncur – ​Thursday June 24, 7.30pm to 10pm  

Many more sites around the Bondi have also been included in the latest list, including ritzy Bondi Diggers’ butchery offshoot and beachfront burger joint, Macelleria.

Anyone who has been to these sites at the times listed are considered casual contacts and must get tested and go into isolation until they get a negative result.  

Randwick: Bake Bar – Monday June 21, 10.40am to 11am

Moorebank: Cedary Bakehouse – Monday June 21 11am to 3pm

Bondi: The Char Rotisserie – Monday June 21, 5.10pm to 5.25pm

Bondi: Raw Bar – Monday June 21, 1:30pm to 1:40pm

Bondi: RicePot Thai – Monday June 21, 3:25pm to 3:35pm on

Bondi: I Love Pizza – Monday June 21, 3:40pm to 3:50pm

Bondi Beach: La Piadina Bondi – Monday June 21, 2:10pm to 2:20pm and 4:40pm to 4:50pm

Bondi Beach: Oakberry Acai – Monday 21 June 2021 3:15pm to 3:25pm

Bondi Beach: Macelleria Bondi -Monday June 21 1:45pm to 1:55pm

Bondi Beach: Banana Blossom – Monday June 21. 1:00pm to 1:15pm

Rose Bay: Poké Mix – Monday June 21, 4:15pm to 4:25pm

Rose Bay: Pita Mix – Monday June 21, 1:55pm to 2:10pm

Vaucluse: Sushi Dining Den – Monday June 21, 2:45pm to 2:55pm

Sydney: Station entry level and ground floor, Corner of Park Street and George Street Station entry level and ground floor – Wednesday June 23, 3:45pm – 4:15pm and Thursday June 24, 3:45pm – 4:15pm

Carnes Hill: Woolworths – Wednesday June 23, 1.30pm to 1.55pm and 2.30pm to 2.35pm

Carnes Hill: Commonwealth Bank – Wednesday June 23, 2pm to 2.12pm

Carnes Hill: CTC Tobacconist – Wednesday June 23 2.12pm to 2.15pm

The latest urgent alerts also include two specific train trips. Anyone who made these journeys at the times listed is considered a casual contact and must get tested and go into isolation until they get a negative result.  

T3 Bankstown Line: Belmore-Central – Tuesday June 22, 1.46pm to 2.40pm

T8 City to Airport/South Central Mascot: Tuesday June 22, 2.14pm to 2.21pm  

The new sites were announced after an earlier urgent alerts was put out for another 17 new Covid exposure sites, including popular restaurants, a beachside gym and a Bunnings store.

The growing number of venues also includes another Woolworths and the same pub that was at the centre of a previous outbreak.  

The alert for Great Ocean Foods in Marrickville has now been extended to take in all day every day from Monday June 21 until Friday June 25.

The Crossroads Hotel in Casula has again been named a high-risk exposure site and anyone who attended the pub on Wednesday June 23 from 7pm to 10:30pm must immediately be tested and self-isolate for 14 days. 

In July last year a Melbourne freight worker visited the pub for a party, which resulted in at least 34 cases. He claimed he didn’t know he was sick.

Churrasco restaurant in Coogee, Speedo Fitness Club in Bondi Beach and hair salon in Hurstville were also included in Saturday evening’s latest exposure drop. 

Any person and their household contacts who attended or directly received a delivery from Great Ocean Foods on those days must immediately call NSW Health, get tested and isolate.

Ten more locations were also added to the close contact list and anyone at these locations during the affected times must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Stay-at-home orders will apply to all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Wollongong areas from 6pm on Saturday and will be in place until midnight on Friday July 9.

Locals are only allowed to leave their houses for four reasons, which include for school or work if unable to do so from home, medical reasons including to get the vaccine and to give care, for essential shopping and to exercise outside in groups of no more than ten.

‘There is no curfew. You can leave your home at any stage to purchase any essential goods that you need to and that is a given. Be thoughtful and considerate about fellow citizens and no need to panic buy,’ Ms Berejiklian said on Saturday during a media briefing. 

‘I said that this the scariest time since the pandemic started and that’s proven to be the case.’

Regional NSW will follow restrictions that were previously placed on Sydney which include having only five visitors at a house, wearing masks indoors, hospitality venues reduced to one person per square metre and outdoor venues reduced to 50 per cent capacity.

‘So for those parts of New South Wales that aren’t in lockdown, restrictions still apply because we want to make sure that if there have been any occasions where people unknowingly have taken the virus outside into the regions, that we don’t have any spread in those regions,’ Ms Berejiklian said. 

Weddings will be able to go ahead over the weekend but will be banned from Monday.

Funerals can continue with a maximum of 100 guests and masks indoors while community sport will also be shut down over the next fortnight.

Shops will remain open and financial assistance will be available. 

The Crossroads Hotel in Casula has again been named a high-risk exposure site and anyone who attended the pub on Wednesday June 23 from 7pm to 10:30pm must immediately be tested and self-isolate for 14 days

The Crossroads Hotel in Casula has again been named a high-risk exposure site and anyone who attended the pub on Wednesday June 23 from 7pm to 10:30pm must immediately be tested and self-isolate for 14 days

The Crossroads Hotel in Casula has again been named a high-risk exposure site and anyone who attended the pub on Wednesday June 23 from 7pm to 10:30pm must immediately be tested and self-isolate for 14 days

The Churrasco restaurant in Coogee has been listed as a high-exposure site by NSW Health

The Churrasco restaurant in Coogee has been listed as a high-exposure site by NSW Health

The Churrasco restaurant in Coogee has been listed as a high-exposure site by NSW Health

Sydney residents were undaunted by the new stay-at-home-orders, soaking up the sun on an unusually warm late-June day on Saturday. Pictured: Woman on Coogee Beach on Saturday

Sydney residents were undaunted by the new stay-at-home-orders, soaking up the sun on an unusually warm late-June day on Saturday. Pictured: Woman on Coogee Beach on Saturday

Sydney residents were undaunted by the new stay-at-home-orders, soaking up the sun on an unusually warm late-June day on Saturday. Pictured: Woman on Coogee Beach on Saturday 

The Sydney CBD is almost completely deserted as residents are plunged into lockdown with health authorities warning it could be extended

The Sydney CBD is almost completely deserted as residents are plunged into lockdown with health authorities warning it could be extended

The Sydney CBD is almost completely deserted as residents are plunged into lockdown with health authorities warning it could be extended

The premier stressed with the current situation a three-day lockdown would not have worked but said restrictions may change if there’s a dramatic drop in numbers over the next week.

‘If we’re going to do this, we need to do it properly. There’s no point doing a 3-day and then having the virus continue to bubble away in the community,’ she said.

NSW Health has turned its attention to the 40-storey Elan building in the heart of Kings Cross with all 500 residents being tested and forced to isolate after a confirmed case within the complex

NSW Health has turned its attention to the 40-storey Elan building in the heart of Kings Cross with all 500 residents being tested and forced to isolate after a confirmed case within the complex

NSW Health has turned its attention to the 40-storey Elan building in the heart of Kings Cross with all 500 residents being tested and forced to isolate after a confirmed case within the complex

‘Now, if after seven days there’s a dramatic change in the trend, we’ll obviously evaluate the situation.

‘We’re finding that all household contacts, unfortunately, are getting the virus. Transmissibility is at least double what previous variants had been.

‘So we do need to brace ourselves for potentially larger number of cases in the following days and that’s why it’s so important that we take action now.’

Ms Berejiklian said the outbreak of the Indian ‘Delta’ strain left health authorities with no other choice but to impose the hard lockdown – but warned the worst is yet to come.

‘I’m as disappointed as everybody else about what we’ve had to do but we’ve only done it because we absolutely had to,’ she said.

‘The best advice from health is that we should brace ourselves for additional cases. Because the contact tracers have done such a good job in identifying potential cases and their close contacts, just from those numbers alone and how transmissible the virus is, we know that the numbers will go up in the next few days.

‘So I just want everybody to brace themselves. Not to be scared because we’re taking the right advice, we’re doing the right things. But the best advice we received today is that it will take two weeks.’

Sydney's famous Opera House cuts an eerie picture with the area completely deserted after the NSW Government introduced a two-week lockdown for Greater Sydney

Sydney's famous Opera House cuts an eerie picture with the area completely deserted after the NSW Government introduced a two-week lockdown for Greater Sydney

 Sydney’s famous Opera House cuts an eerie picture with the area completely deserted after the NSW Government introduced a two-week lockdown for Greater Sydney

A woman wears her mask as she walks down Newtown's King Street on Saturday morning, hours before the area enters a two-week lockdown

A woman wears her mask as she walks down Newtown's King Street on Saturday morning, hours before the area enters a two-week lockdown

A woman wears her mask as she walks down Newtown’s King Street on Saturday morning, hours before the area enters a two-week lockdown 

The premier said residents should start preparing for the lockdown to extend (pictured Sydney residents exercising on Saturday)

The premier said residents should start preparing for the lockdown to extend (pictured Sydney residents exercising on Saturday)

The premier said residents should start preparing for the lockdown to extend (pictured Sydney residents exercising on Saturday)

EXPOSURE SITES ANNOUNCED SATURDAY MORNING

Great Ocean Foods, 5/11 Cadogan St, Marrickville – June 21 to June 25

Anyone who worked in, attended or was a customer at the Ocean Foods business during this time must get tested along with their household contacts and isolate for 14 days. 

Those who received a delivery during this time must get tested along with their household contacts and isolate until further notice from NSW Health 

Anyone who attended the following venues must get tested along with their household contacts and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result

Sydney Cheers Bar & Grill on George Street – June 20 from 1.45am – 3.30am  

Anyone who attended the following venues must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result  

Rebel Sport at Bankstown Shopping Centre, North Terrace, – June 24 from 3.45pm – 4.30pm

Paloma Espresso Café on Shelley Street in Sydney – June 21 from 1.50-2.10pm

Casula Oporto in Casula Central Shopping centre – June 22 from 12.50 – 12.55pm

Pasta Italia Cucina at Casula Central Shopping Complex – June 22 from 12.50pm – 1.10pm  

 

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