These Eastern Suburbs Venues Have Been Named As Exposure Sites Following a New Local COVID-19 Case
NSW Health has sent out an alert for a number of locations, including several spots in Bondi Junction and Vaucluse.
Sydneysiders, if you've spent some time in the eastern suburbs over the past few days, you might now need to get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate. Today, Wednesday, June 16, NSW Health has advised that a new locally acquired coronavirus case has been identified in the area — which means that a new list of exposure sites has just been posted.
You know the drill from here, because naming locations and venues that positive coronavirus cases have visited is key element of NSW's containment strategy, and has been for months. The just-reported case is in a man in his 60s who hasn't travelled overseas recently — but he does work as a driver, including transporting international flight crew.
Based on the man's whereabouts between Friday, June 11–Tuesday, June 15, NSW Health has identified eight places that Sydneysiders need to note. Some of the venues appear multiple times on the list, but only one requires contacting NSW Health immediately, getting tested and self-isolating for 14 days no matter what: the 1.45pm screening of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard at Event Cinemas Cinema 1 at Bondi Junction on Sunday, June 13, with the exposure period running from 1.30–4pm.
The last time Bondi Junction was listed as an exposure site back in May, a movie session was also named, if you're wondering why this sounds a little familiar. Also on the list this time: the cinema itself between the above window of time, covering all other sessions. If you were there, you'll need to call NSW Health immediately, get tested and self-isolate until you receive further information from the authorities.
The rest of the current exposure sites fall into the same category — so, if you went to them, you need to phone NSW Health right away, get tested and self-isolate until you receive further information. On the list: Belle Cafe in Vaucluse at 9.15–9.50am on Friday, June 11; from 10.20–10.45am and 1.20–1.50pm on Saturday, June 12; from 11.30am–12pm on Sunday, June 13; and from 9.50–10.25am on Tuesday, June 15. Sourdough Bakery at Bondi Junction is also listed, from 12.40–1.10pm on Friday, June 11, as is David Jones and Myer at Bondi Junction on Saturday, June 12 (from 11–11.40am and 11.40am–12.15pm, respectively). And if you went to Washoku Vaucluse between 12–1.30pm on Saturday, June 12 and Rocco's in Vaucluse from 10.55–11.30am on Monday, June 14, you'll also need to follow the same instructions.
One other place beyond the eastern suburbs has been named, too: Celeste Catering Macquarie Park Cemetery Cafe in North Ryde from 1–1.20pm on Tuesday, June 15. If you were there then, you'll be calling NSW Health now, getting tested and self-isolating until told otherwise.
As it has throughout the pandemic, NSW Health is maintaining an ongoing register of locations that have been visited by positive COVID-19 cases — you can check out the entire list on its website.
And, if you need a reminder, the symptoms to look out for are coughs, fever, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, or loss of smell or taste. You can find a rundown of testing clinic locations online as well.
For more information about the status of COVID-19 in NSW, head to the NSW Health website.
Top image: Westfield Bondi Junction via Google Maps.
Published on June 16, 2021 by Sarah Ward