Worrying alert for new Sydney Covid exposure sites including a Commonwealth Bank and a physiotherapy centre
- Commonwealth Bank in Burwood was exposed to the virus on August 3 and 4
- A physiotherapy clinic in Belmore, in Sydney’s south-west was also exposed
- New sites on Covid alert came after 319 infections were recorded on Saturday
- Five people have also died from the virus in NSW with 56 in intensive care
A Sydney Commonwealth bank, a physiotherapy clinic and a regional train line have been listed as Covid exposure sites after a record number of cases were reported in New South Wales.
The Belmore Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre in the city’s south-west was exposed to the virus on Tuesday August 3 between 1pm and 5.30pm.
Anyone who visited the clinic during those times has been urged to get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of their test results.
The same instructions have been given for the Commonwealth Bank in Burwood, in the city’s inner west.
The bank has been listed as an exposure site on Tuesday, August 3 from 8.15am to 5.15pm and during the same times on Wednesday, August 4.
The Commonwealth Bank in Burwood, in Sydney’s inner west has been listed as an exposure site on Tuesday, August 3 from 8:15am to 5:15pm and during the same times on Wednesday, August 4
NEW NSW EXPOSURE SITES
Anybody who attended the following sites at the times listed below must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of test results:
Belmore, Belmore Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre on Tuesday 3 August from 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Burwood, Commonwealth Bank on Tuesday 3 August from 8:15am to 5:15pm and Wednesday 4 August from 8:15am to 5:15pm
Anybody who travelled on the following train routes at the times listed below must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of test results:
XPT Regional Train, From Broadmeadow To Armidale via Werris Creek on Thursday 29 July from 11:40am to 5.30pm
The XPT Regional Train line from Broadmeadow to Armidale – a distance of around 330km – has also been put on alert.
The service is listed as an exposure site on Thursday July 29 from 11:40am to 5.30pm with those who travelled on the train during the affected times to get tested and isolate for two weeks.
The new exposure sites come after New South Wales’ highest day of Covid infections with 319 cases and five deaths recorded on Saturday.
In Saturday’s press conference NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard confirmed that 51 cases were out in the community while infectious – a number the state government has been trying to get to zero since the latest outbreak began in June – and the regional town of Armidale will go into a snap lockdown this afternoon.
The Belmore Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre in the city’s south-west was exposed to the virus on Tuesday August 3 between 1pm and 5.30pm
The new exposure sites come after New South Wales’ highest day of Covid infections with 319 cases and five deaths recorded on Saturday (pictured Sydney residents line up for AstraZeneca vaccination)
The latest recorded deaths include a woman in her 80s, a man in his 80s, and a man in his 90s all from southwest Sydney who died at Liverpool Hospital.
Another man in his 60s from south-west Sydney and a man in his 80s from the inner west have also died bringing the total number to 27 for the current outbreak. None of the reported NSW residents were vaccinated.
BREAKDOWN OF NSW CASES ON SATURDAY
112 from South Western Sydney
98 from Western Sydney LHD
57 from Sydney LHD
23 from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
20 from South Eastern Sydney LHD
Seven from Northern Sydney LHD
Two from the Hunter New England LHD
Member for Armidale Adam Marshall confirmed the LGA will go into lockdown from 5pm on Saturday for one week after a woman tested positive to Covid. One of her household contacts is also believed to be a positive case.
The town – which is home to 29,704 residents – is almost six hours drive away from Sydney’s CBD and the epicentre of the Covid crisis.
The stay-at-home order applies to all people in the council area since July 31.
There’s also been four new cases reported in Newcastle, which along with the Hunter region has joined Greater Sydney in lockdown.
These cases have all been recorded in younger people, health authorities said.
The Emergency Department at the John Hunter Hospital New Lambton Heights, in Newcastle, has meanwhile been put on Covid alert.
Anyone who visited the site between Thursday August 5 from 8.42pm to Friday August 6 at 1.50am must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of their test results.
An apartment block in Liverpool, in the city’s south-west has also now been locked down.
There are currently 56 people in NSW in intensive care with the virus. Pictured are residents in Coogee Beach on Saturday morning
There are 14 people infected with the virus at the unit block on Campbell Street.
‘All residents of this block have been determined to be close contacts and are required to isolate for 14 days and undergo repeat testing,’ a spokesperson said.
‘Testing of residents will be done in their apartments, as they cannot leave during their isolation period.’
There are currently 345 Covid-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 56 people in intensive care, 23 of whom require ventilation.
ADF soldiers are seen walking in Fairfield in the city’s west where a worrying surge in cases have been seen
NSW Covid: Sydney physio, Commonwealth Bank and train line put on Covid alert