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Sydneysiders Who Visited These Surry Hills, Inner West and Cabramatta Spots May Need to Self-Isolate

Positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to Harpoon Harry in Surry Hills, Marrickville's Matinee Coffee, Frank's Pizza Bar Restaurant in Camperdown and Cabramatta's Tan Viet.
By Samantha Teague
July 31, 2020
By Samantha Teague
July 31, 2020

NSW Health issued a public health alert late on Thursday, July 30 telling Sydneysiders who visited eateries across Surry Hills, Marrickville and Cabramatta earlier this month to self-isolate immediately after positive COVID-19 cases were linked to the venues.

Those who visited Harpoon Harry in Surry Hills for at least two hours between 2.15–11pm on Sunday, July 26 are being told to isolate for a full 14 days and get tested, regardless of symptoms. According to NSW Health, a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the venue after earlier dining at The Apollo in Potts Point, which has been linked to a cluster of cases and has closed for two weeks for deep cleaning. Harpoon Harry has also announced it will close for deep cleaning and all staff will get tested and self-isolate.

If you visited Tan Viet in Cabramatta between midday–2pm on Thursday, July 23 — when another confirmed case linked to the funeral cluster visited the venue — you must also immediately self-isolate, regardless of symptoms.

Confirmed cases also visited Marrickville's Matinee Coffee between 8–9am on Sunday, July 26 and 7–7.45am on Monday, July 27; and Frank's Pizza Bar Restaurant from 6–8pm on Sunday, July 26. NSW Health is advising those who visited these venues at the same times to monitor for symptoms and to self-isolate and get tested if they develop even a sniffle.

The announcement comes as NSW records 18 new cases in the 24 hours leading up to 8pm on Wednesday, July 29, with two returned travellers in hotel quarantine, four linked to the Thai Rock in Wetherill Park, four linked to The Apollo, two linked to the funeral cluster and six under investigation.

The four venues join a growing list of restaurants, pubs, churches, supermarkets and gyms across NSW that have been linked to positive COVID-19 cases, with Fitness First in St Leonards and Crows Nest's Woolworths also announced yesterday. 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.

With cases confirmed across a number of suburbs, NSW Health is asking anyone who lives in or has visited the following areas in the past 14 days to get tested if they have any symptoms: Potts Point, Carnes Hill shops, Prestons, Bonnyrigg, Wetherill Park, Mt Pritchard, Bankstown City Plaza, Cabramatta and Perisher.

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.

Image: Matinee by Leticia Almeida

Published on July 31, 2020 by Samantha Teague


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