Sydney yacht club cluster grows after another member is diagnosed with COVID-19
- The Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia revealed another second case of COVID-19
- Club already underwent deep clean and were deemed low risk by NSW Health
- However, the club decided to close its doors for seven days and cancel events
- In July, the club shut its doors after a member and his partner tested positive
A yacht club has once again closed its doors after another member was diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia in Darling Point, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, revealed a second case of the deadly virus on Friday afternoon.
NSW Health deemed the club low risk due to them already undergoing a deep clean following an earlier positive case of COVID-19.
The Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia in Darling Point, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, revealed a second case of the deadly virus on Friday afternoon
A cleaner pictured cleaning the Cruising Yacht Club following a positive case of COVID-19
However, the club decided to close for seven days to clean the premises and have all members tested who have so far all returned a negative result.
‘Unfortunately, the precautions we took yesterday to close the Club have been proven valid, with a second member testing positive to COVID-19,’ Commodore Paul Billingham said in a statement on Friday.
‘We have therefore sought guidance on how to deal with this from NSW Health and they have advised that as the Club has only recently reopened there is no need for further action on our part other than cleaning the Clubhouse.
‘We are also advised that those persons who have been in close contact with the Member have been contacted by NSW Health and asked to test and self-isolate – to date those persons who were tested yesterday have returned a negative test.’
Commodore Billingham said the club’s board will decide on whether to reopen on August 21, after cancelling races and youth activities.
In July, the club was forced to close its doors after Vice Commodore Noel Cornish and his partner Meg tested positive to COVID-19
In July, the club was forced to close its doors after Vice Commodore Noel Cornish and his partner Meg tested positive to COVID-19.
The pair had dined at Thai Rock restaurant in Potts Point and NSW Health advised patrons who visited between July 15 and 25 to get tested.
The couple were at the restaurant on July 17 and immediately got tested revealing that they had tested positive to the deadly virus.
To date, the Thai Rock restaurant in Potts Point has recorded a total of 34 cases.