Sydneysiders Who Visited These Restaurants and Pubs Are Being Told to Self-Isolate for Two Weeks
Positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to The Apollo in Potts Point and Mounties and Pritchard's Hotel in the city's southwest.
UPDATED: JULY 29, 2020 — NSW Health has extended its public health alert for The Apollo and is now advising anyone that attended the restaurant between Wednesday, July 22 (previously July 23) and Saturday, July 25 to get tested and quarantine for 14 days. The Apollo will remain closed for two weeks while it undergoes a deep cleaning.
On July 29, NSW Health also updated the potential exposure periods for both Mounties in Mt Pritchard and Pritchard's Hotel. You can check the updated times here.
NSW Health last night, Tuesday, July 27, sent out a public health alert warning Sydneysiders who visited a Potts Point restaurant and two venues in the city's southwest to self-isolate immediately after positive COVID-19 cases were linked to the locations.
Those who visited Greek restaurant The Apollo between Thursday, July 23 and Sunday, July 25, must quarantine for 14 days since their visit and get tested. A staff member who works at the The Apollo has since tested positive and the restaurant has been closed for cleaning. NSW Health is encouraging those who visited the restaurant outside of those dates to get tested if they develop any, even minor, symptoms, too.
A positive case has also been linked the Mounties flagship club in Mt Pritchard and the bistro of Pritchard's Hotel, with NSW Health advising those who visited the venues at various times between Wednesday, July 22 and Saturday, July 25 to immediately isolate and get tested.
The health alert comes as 17 new cases were identified in NSW in the 24 hours leading up to 8pm on Sunday, July 26. Eight of those are in hotel quarantine, seven are linked to known clusters and two are under investigation.
The three venues join a growing list of restaurants and pubs across NSW that have been linked to positive COVID-19 cases, including An Restaurant in Bankstown and Cabramatta's Tan Viet Noodle House, as well as Paddington's Love Supreme and The Village Inn, Parramatta's Milky Lane and Thai Rocks in both Potts Point and Wetherill Park. There are currently 70 cases associated with the Wetherill Park restaurant and 56 with Casula's Crossroads Hotel.
NSW Health is continuing to update its list of venues associated with positive cases, and its advice on whether you should self-isolate immediately or monitor for symptoms. As has been the advice for months now, those with symptoms — coughs, fever, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste — are encouraged to get tested and self-isolate while awaiting results. You can find out closest testing clinic over here.
For more information about the status of COVID-19 in NSW, head to the NSW Health website.
Top image: The Apollo via Google Maps
Published on July 28, 2020 by Samantha Teague