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Joh Bailey hair salon is added to Covid exposure sites after Phoebe Burgess visited for a blow-dry

Joh Bailey hair salon in Double Bay has been added to Sydney’s growing list of Covid exposure sites, just days after former WAG-turned-influencer Phoebe Burgess visited for a blow-dry.

The venue was exposed from June 17 to June 19.

The 32-year-old ex wife of former NRL star Sam Burgess shared a series of photos from inside the salon on her Instagram page on Tuesday.

New alert: Joh Bailey hair salon in Double Bay is added to Sydney’s list of Covid exposure sites – just days after Phoebe Burgess (pictured) visited for a blow-dry

Phoebe visited Joh Bailey on June 22, days after the exposure.

Double Bay’s Matteo restaurant has also been added to Sydney’s exposure list, as well as Paddington’s Christo’s Pizzeria. 

Anyone who has been to the venues are considered a close contact and must get tested immediately.

Celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey opened the doors to his first hair salon in Double Bay in 1985.

He currently owns three other salons in New South Wales in Sydney’s CBD, Bondi Junction and Bowral.

Over the past 35 years, Joh’s clientele has included Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Eva Longoria, Elle Macpherson and most notably the late Princess Diana. 

New exposure sight: On Wednesday, it was announced the Joh Bailey salon was exposed from June 17 to June 19

New exposure sight: On Wednesday, it was announced the Joh Bailey salon was exposed from June 17 to June 19

Phoebe visited to the hair salon on June 22, days after the exposure

 Phoebe visited to the hair salon on June 22, days after the exposure

WHAT ARE THE NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS?  

From 4pm Wednesday for one week:

Visitors to households will be limited to 5 guests – including children;

Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events;

Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed;

Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;

Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (no more than 20 people);

Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn);

The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals;

Outdoor seated events will be limited to 50% seated capacity;

Previous public transport capacity limits, represented by green dots, will be reintroduced

Those who were at the salon during the affected times received a text message from NSW Health.

‘You have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus at Joh Bailey Double Bay on 17 June 2021,’ began the message.

‘You may have COVID-19 and could give it to others.’

It then orders the recipient to ‘self-isolate until 11.59pm on 1 July 2021’, and informs them that they will receive a second text with ‘information about getting a COVID-19 test’. 

Health scare: Those who were at the salon during the affected times received a text message from NSW Health

Health scare: Those who were at the salon during the affected times received a text message from NSW Health

It comes as Sydney’s Covid outbreak rose to 31 on Wednesday, mostly linked to the Bondi Junction epicentre, prompting sweeping restrictions across the city.

New South Wales has recorded 13 cases of Covid-19 community transmission overnight but Premier Gladys Berejiklian has stopped short of sending Sydney into a hard lockdown. 

For the next week from 4pm on Wednesday, household gatherings will be limited to five visitors and masks will be compulsory in all all indoor venues, including workplaces and gym classes.

Drinking while standing in pubs and bars will also be banned and those who live and work in seven hotspot council areas will not be allowed to leave metropolitan Sydney unless they have an essential reason.

Those council areas are the City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West and Randwick – home to about 782,000 residents.

Celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey owns fours salons in New South Wales in Sydney's CBD, Bondi Junction, Double Bay and Bowral. Pictured Roxy Jacenko visiting the salon

Celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey owns fours salons in New South Wales in Sydney’s CBD, Bondi Junction, Double Bay and Bowral. Pictured Roxy Jacenko visiting the salon

Success: Over the past 35 years, celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey's (right) clientele has included Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Eva Longoria (left), Elle Macpherson and most notably the late Princess Diana

Success: Over the past 35 years, celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey’s (right) clientele has included Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Eva Longoria (left), Elle Macpherson and most notably the late Princess Diana

The tightened rules – which also include a 50 per cent capacity restriction for outdoor seated events – will apply to Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Central Coast and Shellharbour regions.

The majority of the new cases stem from a birthday party on Saturday in West Hoxton, in western Sydney, which included the Bondi Junction Westfield worker.

A day before, a two-year-old child who attended Little Zak’s childcare in Narellan Vale, near Campbelltown, on Monday.

The Bondi cluster began last week after a Sydney Airport limousine driver tested positive to the highly-infectious Delta variant, which started spreading at Bondi Junction’s busy Westfield shopping centre. 

It comes as Sydney's Covid outbreak rose to 31 on Wednesday. Those who live and work in seven hotspot suburbs will not be allowed to leave metropolitan Sydney unless they have an essential reason

It comes as Sydney’s Covid outbreak rose to 31 on Wednesday. Those who live and work in seven hotspot suburbs will not be allowed to leave metropolitan Sydney unless they have an essential reason

NEW EXPOSURE SITES IN SYDNEY 

Call NSW Health immediately, get tested and isolate regardless of the result:  

QF163 (Qantas) – June 18 from Sydney to Wellington, NZ

NZ247 (Air New Zealand) – June 21 from Wellington, NZ to Sydney

Bondi: Totti’s Bondi – Saturday June 19, 5pm – 6.30pm 

Mascot: Wallabies Thai Restaurant – Saturday June 19, 11.30am – 12pm (anyone who dined outside)

Bondi Junction: Chanel fragrance and beauty – Friday June 18, 12pm – 12.25pm

Sydney: ANZ Martin Place – Thursday June 17, 11.45am – 3.15pm (anyone on level 2)

Get tested and isolate until a negative test is received:  

Paddington: Christo’s Pizzeria – Monday 21 June at 5.55pm – 8.30pm

Double Bay: Joh Bailey hairdresser -Thursday 17 June at 8am – 5pm, Friday 18 June at 8am – 5pm, Saturday 19 June at 8am – 5pm

Double Bay: Matteo Restaurant, Friday 18 June at 5.30pm – 7pm

Bondi: The Royal Bondi – Saturday June 19, 5pm – 6.30pm

Spring Farm: Woolworths – Sunday June 20, 9.30am – 10am 

Mascot: Wallabies Thai Restaurant – Saturday June 19, 11.30am – 12pm (anyone who dined inside) 

Bondi Junction: Starbucks – Friday June 18, 11am – 12pm

Sydney: ANZ Martin Place – Thursday June 17, 11.45am – 3.15pm (anyone on ground and level 1) 

Mascot Central Shopping Precinct – Anytime between Friday June 18 and Tuesday June 22

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