NSW Health has confirmed that 17 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the northern beaches area, which stretches from Manly to Palm Beach.

The cases were found on Wednesday and Thursday.

A pop-up testing clinic in Avalon on Thursday.

A pop-up testing clinic in Avalon on Thursday.Credit:Nick Moir

“As a number of new cases are currently being interviewed, it is likely that a number of new venues will be identified and that people in the northern beaches may have attended these venues,” it said.

“Therefore, to assist contact tracing and to contain any potential spread of COVID-19, we ask that for the next three days, people residing in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area take the following steps:

  • Work from home and remain at home as much as possible
  • Do not visit friends or relatives in aged care facilities or hospitals unless essential
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings
  • Keep to your household group
  • Avoid visiting high-risk venues including clubs, restaurants, places of worship and gyms
  • Avoid unnecessary travel outside the Northern Beaches area.

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