Fitness First gyms, Darlinghurst cafes among new venues of concern


A number of gyms and cafes are the latest exposure sites to be added in a massive late night update from NSW Health on Thursday.

A number of eastern-suburb venues in Sydney were on the latest list, with health authorities also warning those in western NSW with fragments of the virus detected for the first time ever at the Bourke sewage treatment plant.

Two Fitness First gyms in Bondi were attended by a positive case, just days after another positive case attended two Fitness First sites in the Sydney’s CBD on June 16 and June 17.

The Joh Bailey Salon in Double Bay, a favourite of Sydney’s rich and famous, where there are now three cases linked to a male hairdresser, was also on the list.

Anyone who attended the following venues during the periods listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless you have already been contacted by NSW Health:

Double Bay, Joh Bailey hairdresser, 7 Knox Street, Tuesday 15 June to Wednesday 23 June, inclusive, at any time

Double Bay, SKIIN Medi Spa & Wellness, 7 Knox Street, Wednesday 16 June to Wednesday 23 June, inclusive, at any time

Bondi, Lyfe Café, 2/154 Glenayr Ave, Wednesday 16 June 12.30pm – 2.15pm

Bondi, Royal Hotel, 283 Bondi Road, Sunday 20 June, 7.50pm – 9.30pm

Bondi Junction, Fitness First Platinum, 500 Oxford Street (Westfield Bondi Junction), Monday 21 June 9.45am – 11.45am

Double Bay, Michael’s Charcuterie, Shop 17 Cosmopolitan Centre Bay Street, 2/22 Knox St,

Tuesday 22 June, 1.30pm – 2pm

Bondi Junction, Fitness First Spring Street, 110 Spring Street, Tuesday 22 June 5.45pm – 6.45 pm

Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they develop:

Bondi, Totti’s Restaurant (in The Royal Hotel), 283 Bondi Road, Sunday 20 June, 7.50pm – 9.30pm

‘No prior detections at this site’

Health officials are concerned over the detection of Covid-19 at the Bourke sewage treatment plant in western NSW. A statement revealed the sample was taken on Tuesday at the sewage treatment plant which serves an area of about 2,000 people. There have been no prior detections at this site.

“NSW Health is urging everyone in this area to be vigilant for the onset of any cold-like symptoms, and to get tested immediately and isolate if they appear.

“Additional testing capacity is being urgently arranged for the local community, details of which will be released as soon as possible.

Two inner city venues added earlier

Earlier in the evening, authorities have issued fresh warnings for two inner Sydney cafes and a Terry White Chemist as contract tracers frantically scramble to track infected cases’ movements.

Anyone who has attended the following venues at these times is considered a close contact who must get tested and self isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Darlinghurst: Frankie’s Beans Shop 3/1 King’s Cross Road, June 21 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm.

Darlinghurst: Vinfafe Cafe 1/150 Bourke Street, June 22 3.05pm to 3.45pm.

NSW Health confirmed 18 new locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, 13 of which were already announced yesterday.

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Anyone who attended the following venue at this time is considered a casual contact and should get tested and self-isolate until they produce a negative result.

Rouse Hill: Terry White Chemmart Rouse Hill Town Centre, June 21 11.05-11.15am.

There were also six cases recorded outside of the official reporting period, meaning they will be included in tomorrow’s numbers. There are now 48 infections linked to Sydney’s outbreak.

Earlier NSW Health flagged the following venues of concern, with anyone there during the following time periods obligated to get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

• Wetherill Park: Nandos, Stockland Wetherill Park shopping centre, Sunday June 20 between 6pm and 7pm

• Surry Hills: Lumiere Cafe, Monday June 21 between 1pm and 2pm

• Redfern: Bamboo Thai, Monday June 21 between 6.15pm and 7.10pm

Paddington: Christo’s Pizzeria, 224 Glenmore Road, Monday June 21, between 5.55pm and 8.30pm

Double Bay: Joh Bailey hairdresser, 7 Knox Street, Thursday June 17, between 8am and 5pm; Friday 18 June between 8am and 5pm; Saturday June 19 between 8am and 5pm

Double Bay: Matteo Restaurant, 29 Bay Street, Friday June 18 between 5.30pm and 7pm

Bondi: Totti’s Bondi (inside the Royal Bondi), June 19 between 5pm and 6.30pm

Any passengers on board the following flights are considered close contacts and must get tested and go into self-isolation for 14 days, regardless of the results.

• Sydney to Wellington: QF163 (Qantas), June 18 departing Sydney at 7.05pm and arriving in Wellington at 12.12am, June 19.

• Wellington to Sydney: NZ247 (Air New Zealand), June 21 departing Wellington at 10.13am and arriving in Sydney at 11.33am.

A full list of contact sites can be found here.

Gladys confirms no lockdown for Sydney

Despite the ever-growing list of exposure sites across Sydney NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there is no plans to lock the city down.
“It is a very contagious variant, but at the same time we are at this stage comfortable that the settings that are in place are the appropriate settings – but that is so long as everybody does the right thing,” she said.

“Please be extra cautious.”

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant agreed, saying that health authorities had managed to stay on top of contact tracing infected cases’ whereabouts.

“We are not in that situation where we are not getting to people in terms of the contact tracing,” she said.

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