NSW Health has put out a health alert for several locations in Western and South Western Sydney and the South Coast, after a taxi driver tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
The warning also extends to people who may have taken taxis in Western and South Western Sydney through mid-September to be alert for symptoms.
It comes as NSW Health recorded two new cases of COVID-19 and one COVID-related death in the 24 hours to 8pm Saturday night.
A man in his 70s, whose COVID-19 infection was linked to the Sydney CBD cluster, passed away on Saturday September 19 - taking the overall number of deaths in NSW to 55.
NSW Health has advised, people who attended the following venues on the South Coast and in Campbelltown for one hour or more at the below times, are considered to be a "close contact".
The people are directed to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate for 14 days, and must stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received:
- Campbelltown Golf Club, Glen Alpine- 16 September, 2pm-4.30pm in the TAB area
- Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club - 12 September, 2pm-6.15pm
- Carlo's Italian Restaurante Bar & Seafood, Ulladulla - 12 September, 8pm-9.30pm
- Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill, Mollymook - 13 September, 12.30pm-2.15pm
- Mama Wok, MacArthur Square Campbelltown 9 September 1:30pm-2:30pm
However, anyone who attended the above venues at these times for "less than one hour" is considered a casual contact.
Anyone who attended the following venues at the specified times below is also considered a "casual contact". Casual contacts must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received:
- Picnic Point Bowling Club - 18 September, 3pm-6pm
- Campbelltown Golf Club course Glen Alpine- 16 September,9.30am-2pm
- Wray St Oyster Shed Batemans Bay 12 September,12 pm-1 pm
Early investigations into the source of infection indicate the case may have acquired the virus at Liverpool Hospital. Contact tracing is underway.
The person also drove a taxi for a number of days while potentially infectious.
People who caught a taxi on September 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the following suburbs must monitor for symptoms and if any develop immediately get tested:
- Chipping Norton
- Warwick Farm
NSW Health is working with the person and 13CABS to identify passengers. NSW Health reminds people when taking taxis or rideshare to sit in the back and wear a mask.
There are currently 78 people being treated for COVID-19, including two in intensive care.
COVID-19 testing clinics can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or call your GP.
We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.