Wednesday, May 29, 2024

COVID-19 alert for 7 Sydney locations

NSW Health has issued a public alert for a number of locations visited alerting by three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in south west Sydney.

Contact tracing is currently underway for the three new cases, alongwith investigations into the source of the infections.

“People who attended the Fitness First Carlingford Pilates Class on Saturday 3 October from 8:15 am to 9:15 am are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there, and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received,” NSW Health said.

“NSW Health is assessing potential exposure to COVID-19 of people who attended several other venues,” it said.

Anyone who attended the following venues is considered casual contacts and should immediately isolate and get tested even if they develop the slightest symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Friday 2 October: Kmart, Narellan Town Centre, Narellan – 6pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 3 October: Fitness First, Carlingford (all attendees other than those in the pilates class notified above): 8 to 9:15am
  • Sunday 4 October: Penrith Homemaker Centre, Penrith – 11am to 1pm
  • Sunday 4 October: Guzman y Gomez, Penrith – 1:30pm to 2pm
  • Sunday 4 October: Home Co, Penrith – 2pm to 2:30pm
  • Monday 5 October: Westfield Parramatta – 9:30am to 11am
  • Monday 5 October: Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill – 12pm to 1pm

NSW Health said it was also concerned about a recent drop in testing numbers, renewing its call today for increased testing across Sydney in light of the new cases.

“Even if you have the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19,” it said.

“This is especially important for people across West and South West Sydney with these new cases and after the state’s sewage surveillance program detected fragments of the virus at the North Richmond and West Camden treatment plants.”

A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.

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