Sydneysiders have been put on alert after a number of venues in the city's west were visited by a person with a confirmed case of coronavirus. NSW Health issued the alert on Tuesday night warning that anyone who had been to the venues when visited by the confirmed case should immediately get tested and self isolate until the results are returned. Among the locations visited are the Merrylands RSL club, the Ollie Webb Cricket Ground at Parramatta, and a Hindu temple in Mays Hill. Sydneysiders line up in traffic at a drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic in December (pictured) as several new outbreaks plague the city People wear masks as they walk around a shopping precinct in Sydney on Sunday (pictured). Masks are mandatory in the city to combat a growing number of coronavirus cases A confirmed Covid case visited Ollie Webb Reseerve in Parramatta (pictured) for a social cricket game on December 28 A high volume drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic is … [Read more...] about Thousands of Sydneysiders are put on alert as a busy RSL, cricket match and a huge Hindu temple are put on Covid alert – so do YOU need to isolate?
Greater Sydney residents will be subject to tightened coronavirus restrictions, including mandated face masks, from midnight as authorities attempt to control an outbreak which has spread from the Northern Beaches, across the city and into Victoria. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the tough new rules for Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains as New South Wales recorded seven new Covid-19 infections on Saturday. The premier said the new measures - which include changes to gym classes, weddings and funerals - are needed to reduce the potential transmission of coronavirus, while maintaining economic activity. Ms Berejiklian's updated rules have divided public opinion, with some residents supporting the fresh measures and others questioning why face masks weren't introduced earlier. There was also confusion as to why the premier would allow a Test match to go ahead at the Sydney Cricket Ground when battling an … [Read more...] about Gym classes cut, big changes to pubs and 5million people ordered to wear masks: Everything you need to know about tough new rules in Sydney – and some locals aren’t happy
Greater Sydney residents will have to wear masks inside or face a $200 fine as the state recorded another seven new locally-acquired coronavirus cases on Saturday. Five of the new cases are linked to the Berala cluster in western Sydney, one is a household contact of a previously reported case - a patient transport worker - and there is one remaining case under investigation. There were almost 32,000 coronavirus tests conducted in the 24-hour period to 8pm on Friday. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced masks for individuals over the age of 12 will be compulsory in certain indoor settings from midnight on Saturday. This includes shopping centres, entertainment venues like the cinema, hair and beauty salons, on public transport, in places of worship, and gaming areas of establishments. Hospitality workers will also be required to wear masks. Greater Sydney residents will be hit with a $200 fine from Monday if they fail to follow the … [Read more...] about Seven new Covid cases in NSW as Berejiklian announces tough new rules including MANDATORY face masks and $200 fines for not wearing one – here’s what you need to know
An urgent health alert has been issued for a bottle shop, a used car dealer and an Officeworks as NSW recorded seven new coronavirus infections on Saturday. Five of the new cases are from western and south-western Sydney and are linked to the Berala cluster, which now totals seven with the original source of infection a man in his 40s. Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said there have been a number of venues exposed to coronavirus in the area, which is of 'concern' to officials. Dr Chant said NSW Health is worried about the 'potential transmission risks' at the BSW in Berala (pictured). Anyone who visited the bottle shop between Tuesday December 22 and Thursday December 31 inclusive is advised to check if they were at the shop during specific exposure dates and times A positive Covid-19 case also visited an Officeworks store in Punchbowl, Sydney's south-west, on Tuesday December 29 between 3.45pm and 4.45pm RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next New South Wales … [Read more...] about Bottle shops, a used car dealer and an Officeworks: All the new coronavirus-hit venues NSW residents need to be aware of – so do you need to isolate now?
Thousands of Sydneysiders have been put on alert or ordered into isolation after the virus escaped quarantine via an infected hotel bus driver. Among the latest warnings are a pokies room at the Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL in Sydney's south, and Woolworths and BWS in Berala, western Sydney. NSW narrowly avoided catastrophe four times in the past month due to Covid breaches in the hotel quarantine system for returned travellers. All current outbreaks in the state, which threaten to derail Australia's envy-inducing handling of the pandemic, are linked to various bungles in the important isolation system. Anybody who visited the Berala BWS (pictured) between December 22 and December 31 must self isolate for 14 days and seek a Covid test, even if they only briefly visited Among the latest warnings are a pokies room at the Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL in Sydney's south (stock image) As mutant strains of the deadly respiratory virus ripple throughout communities around the globe, … [Read more...] about Thousands of POKIES players, supermarket and bottle shop customers are put on high alert amid escalating Sydney and Melbourne coronavirus outbreaks – as it is revealed the virus leaked out of hotel quarantine FOUR times in just a month