Phoebe Burgess has been forced into isolation after getting tested for COVID-19 following a recent visit to Joh Bailey hair salon in Sydney’s Double Bay.
The 32-year-old ex-wife of former NRL star Sam Burgess visited the hair salon on June 22, just days after it was exposed to the virus.
Joh Bailey was added to Sydney’s growing list of COVID exposure sites on Tuesday, after it was revealed the venue was exposed from June 17 to June 19.
Cautious: Former footy WAG Phoebe Burgess, 33, is currently in isolation after she was tested for coronavirus after visiting Joh Bailey hair salon in Double Bay
In a post on Instagram Stories on Thursday, Phoebe thanked her followers for checking in on her after the scare.
‘Thank you to everyone who has checked in,’ she wrote in the post.
Phoebe continued: ‘To update, I’ve done my research about contact areas in Sydney and whilst I wasn’t at the Double Bay salon during the close contact timings, I chose to get tested and isolate as soon as possible.’
New exposure sight: On Wednesday, it was announced the Joh Bailey salon was exposed from June 17 to June 19
Double Bay’s Matteo restaurant was also been added to Sydney’s exposure list, as well as Paddington’s Christo’s Pizzeria.
Anyone who has been to the venues were considered a close contact and instructed to get tested immediately.
Celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey opened the doors to his first hair salon in Double Bay in 1985.
Phoebe visited to the hair salon on June 22, days after the exposure
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.
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
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
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