An urgent alert has been put out for bus passengers on four Sydney routes on Sunday plus diners at restaurants across the city who must be tested and self isolate.
Four bus journeys were added to the close contact list on Wednesday evening with alerts for anyone who was on specific trips on the 600 or 665 buses on Sunday June 20.
Likewise anyone who was at Nando’s at Wetherill Park Shopping Centre on Sunday June 20 between 6pm and 7pm, Lumiere Cafe in Surry Hills between 1pm and 2pm on Monday June 21 or Bamboo Thai restaurant in Redfern on Monday between 6.15pm and 7.10pm.
NSW Health has also upgraded a previous warning about Woolworth’s in Spring Farm. Anyone who was in the supermarket between 9.30am and 11.30am should also be tested and self isolate for 14 days now.
Anyone who has been to the venues are considered a close contact and must call NSW Health immediate, get Covid test and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.
Pictured: Police and defence personnel stand guard outside a Covid isolation hotel on June 18, 2021
Three more locations were identified as potentially casual contact sites with anyone affected told to get tested and self isoalte until they get a negative result.
It affects anyone at Woolworths Metro in Bondi Beach on Sunday June 20 between 1pm and 1.30pm, Coles in Willowdale in Denham Court on Sunday between 4.45pm and 5pm and also on Monday between 5pm and 5.05pm.
The same applies for the Ampol service station on Old South Head Road in Bondi North between 8am and 8.10am on Tuesday June 22.
Thirteen community transmission cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Wednesday, taking the total number of infections up to 31.
Two venues in the ritzy suburb of Double Bay have now been added to the city’s growing list of 15 exposure sites, including restaurant Matteo and the salon of renowned stylist, Joh Bailey.
New exposure sight: On Wednesday, it was announced the Joh Bailey salon was exposed from June 17 to June 19
Joh’s owns three other salons across the city and boasts elite clientele, including Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Eva Longoria, Elle Macpherson and most notably the late Princess Diana.
A public health warning has also been issued Christo’s Pizzeria in nearby Paddington.
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 man in his 30s was not suffering any symptoms but was tested the next day when they developed and received a positive result on Monday.
All party attendees were ordered into self-isolation, with eight partygoers who came forward for testing on Tuesday found to have contracted the virus.
A day before, a two-year-old child who attended Little Zak’s childcare in Narellan Vale, near Campbelltown, on Monday.
Dr Chant said the outbreak demonstrated how quickly transmission could occur.
‘There were about 30 people at that gathering in a house and the person was unknowingly infectious, did not have symptoms, and had not attended venues,’ Dr Chant said.
A public health warning has also been issued Christo’s Pizzeria in near Paddington (pictured)
Double Bay restaurant Matteo (pictured) has also been added to the list of exposure sites
‘What you can see is that those test results indicate how quickly the virus was transmitted in that circumstance… And that is on day two after exposure.
‘All those individuals would have unknowingly had the infection on Monday.’
Contact tracers are scrambling to determine exposure sites visited by the positive cases.
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.
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.
Those who live and work in seven hotspot suburbs will not be allowed to leave metropolitan Sydney unless they have an essential reason
Health workers are pictured at the Bondi Beach Drive-through Covid-19 clinic in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Wednesday. Contact tracers are scrambling to trace four cases with no known source
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.
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.
Ms Berejiklian said the growth of ‘unlinked cases’ in the state meant she needed to take proportionate action to stop the highly-contagious Delta variant from spreading.
Pictured: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian looks on during a press conference at NSW Parliament in Sydney on Tuesday, June 22
‘If you live or work in any of those impacted LGAs we don’t want you moving outside of metropolitan Sydney other than for one of four essential purposes,’ she said.
‘Unless you are visiting a relative in care or have to go to work you should not be going outside the city for the next week.’
She clarified the boundaries of metropolitan Sydney were the city itself, the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour, Wollongong and the Central Coast.
The one person per four square metre rule will also come back into force.
Queensland slammed its borders shut to people travelling from Sydney’s hotspots on Wednesday morning after the coronavirus outbreak in Bondi Junction skyrocketed to 21 cases on Tuesday.
NEW EXPOSURE SITES IN SYDNEY
Call NSW Health immediately, get tested and isolate regardless of the result:
600 bus from Bankwest Stadium to Pennant Hills Station on June 20 between 4.04pm and 4.50pm
665 bus from Parramatta Station to Rouse Hill Station on June 20 between 7.30pm to 7.56pm
665 bus from Rouse Hill Station to Parramatta Station on June 20 between 8.20pm to 8.45pm
665 bus from Parramatta Station to Rouse Hill Station on June 20 between 9.00pm to 9.26pm
Wetherill Park Shopping Centre Nando’s -Sunday June 20 between 6pm and 7pm
Surry Hills Lumiere Cafe – Monday June 21 between 1pm and 2pm
Redfern Bamboo Thai restaurant – Monday June 21 between 6.15pm and 7.10pm.
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