16 June 2021

Sydney COVID-19 case raises concerns about long weekend travel

| Dominic Giannini
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Dr Kerryn Coleman

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Canberrans who travelled to Sydney over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend are being urged to check NSW exposure locations after a new COVID-19 case appeared in Bondi.

The man in his 60s visited the Bondi Junction area a number of times over several days – including for a screening of the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – as well as places in Vaucluse and North Ryde between Friday, 11 June and Tuesday, 15 June.

Anyone who was at the 1:45 pm screening on Sunday, 13 June at Cinema 1, Events Cinema Bondi Junction between 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm must get tested and isolate for 14 days immediately, regardless of whether a negative result is received.

They must also call NSW Health on 1800 943 553 immediately.

Anyone at the following locations must also immediately call NSW Health, get tested and self-isolate until they receive further information from the Department.

  • Vaucluse – Belle Cafe (103 New South Head Road), Friday 11 June from 9:15 am to 9:50 am
  • Bondi Junction – Sourdough Bakery (500 Oxford Street), Friday 11 June from 12:40 pm to 1:10 pm
  • Vaucluse – Belle Cafe (103 New South Head Road), Saturday 12 June from 10:20 am to 10:45 am
  • Bondi Junction – David Jones (500 Oxford Street), Saturday 12 June from 11:00 am to 11:40 am
  • Bondi Junction – Myer Bondi (500 Oxford Street), Saturday 12 June from 11:40 am to 12:15 pm
  • Vaucluse – Washoku Vaucluse (52 New South Head Road), Saturday 12 June from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Vaucluse – Belle Cafe (103 New South Head Road), Saturday 12 June from 1:20 pm to 1:50 pm
  • Vaucluse – Belle Cafe (103 New South Head Road), Sunday 13 June from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Bondi Junction – Events Cinema (all screenings other than the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) (500 Oxford Street), Sunday 13 June from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Vaucluse – Rocco’s (103B New South Head Road), Monday 14 June from 10:55 am to 11:30 am
  • Vaucluse – Belle Cafe (103 New South Head Road), Tuesday 15 June from 9:50 am to 10:25 am
  • North Ryde – Celeste Catering Macquarie Park Cemetery Cafe (Macquarie Park Cemetery, Corner of Delhi and Plassey roads), Tuesday 15 June from 1:00 pm to 1:20pm

NSW Health is scrambling to find the source of the infection. The man has not recently travelled overseas, but he works as a driver and transports international flight crew.

The list of venues of concern will be updated as investigations continue.

ACT Health said people in the ACT who have recently travelled to the areas identified should check the exposure sites on the NSW Health website and follow the health advice.

“We are monitoring the situation and will provide updated advice to the Canberra community as needed,” an ACT Health spokesperson said.

People are urged to check the NSW Health website regularly.

For more information about COVID-19 and travel restrictions and requirements in the ACT, visit www.covid19.act.gov.au.

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