A health alert has been issued to diners at Monopole Restaurant in Potts Point after an infected person visited the restaurant on Sunday October 4 from 6-8pm.
Health authorities are working to contact close and casual contacts but anyone who was there at the time is advised to get tested for COVID-19 immediately if they develop symptoms.
Almost a dozen different train routes have also been added to the list of affected venues.
- Train from Parramatta at 2.41pm arriving Town Hall 3.31pm on 4th October
- Train from Town Hall at 5.29pm arriving Kings Cross 5.50pm on 4th October
- Train from Artarmon at 11.18pm arriving Central 11.48pm on 5th October
- Bus replacement from Central at 11.48 arriving Strathfield 12.15am on 5th October
- Train from Strathfield at 12.15am arriving Parramatta 12.45am on 5th October
- Bus 550 from Epping Station, Beecroft Rd, Stand D at 5.08pm to Smith St after Phillip St, Parramatta 5.41pm on 6th October
- Train from Moss Vale 4.52am arriving Liverpool 7.09am on 6th October
- Train from Liverpool 4.58pm arriving Moss Vale 7.12pm on 6th October
- Train from Moss Vale 4.51am arriving Liverpool 7.08am on 7th October
- Train from Campbelltown 1.31pm arriving Moss Vale 3.50pm on 7th October
Anyone who travelled on these routes is advised to get tested immediately if they develop any symptoms.
The new venues comes as health authorities race to contain two clusters after eight new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday.
Four other cases were detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
Five of the cases announced on Thursday are linked to a Liverpool Hospital dialysis cluster and the virus in this cluster is believed to have spread from a social gathering.
The source of the second cluster is under investigation.
A student from Macquarie University was among the recently diagnosed cases, as is an employee at the Datacom call centre in North Ryde.
Venues on alert
NSW Health has been quick to release alerts for affected venues, with several other venues put on alert on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski at Castle Towers Shopping Centre – Monday October 5, 12pm to 5pm
- Chemist Warehouse on the corner of Bridge and Rawson Streets, Epping – Tuesday October 6, 10.30am-11am
- Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre outdoor pool area at North Ryde – 7 October 2020, 5.30am-10.30am
- Kmart, Narellan Town Centre, Friday 2 October, 6pm to 7pm
- Fitness First, Carlingford, Saturday 3 October, 8 to 9.15am
- Penrith Homemaker Centre, Sunday 4 October, 11am to 1pm
- Guzman y Gomez, Penrith, Sunday 4 October, 1.30pm to 2pm
- Home Co, Penrith, Sunday 4 October, 2pm to 2.30pm
- Westfield Parramatta, Monday 5 October 9.30am to 11am
- Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Monday 5 October, 12pm to 1pm
- Artarmon Mazda service centre – Friday October 2, 7.30am to 9.30am
Anyone who visited these venues is considered a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms.
NSW Health also issued an alert for anyone who attended the Fitness First Carlingford Pilates Class on Saturday 3 October from 8.15am to 9.15am.
Those people are considered close contacts and have been advised to isolate immediately.
Anyone who attended the Ripples restaurant in Milson’s Point on Saturday October 3 from 8pm to 10.30pm is also considered a close contact of a case.
Those people have been directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there.
Health Minister Flags New Rules
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard told Sunrise on Friday that he was “not concerned, just disappointed,” by the new cases.
“Our contact tracers in NSW are world-class, gold medal worthy, and they tracked most of the connections very quickly,” he said.
Hazzard also spoke about potentially making QR codes at venues mandatory and accused Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuks border closure as a a “cruel” ploy to grab votes ahead of the state election.