One of the new coronavirus cases does not live in the northern beaches and works in the CBD.
“Patrons that were at the sports bar during this time for more than one hour are close contacts, they need to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result,” Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said.
“Anyone who was there for less than one hour needs to get tested immediately and to self-isolate pending a negative result,” she said.
“And people who attended other areas of the Paragon Hotel during this time should monitor for symptoms.”
Another of today’s new cases under investigation is an office worker in the vicinity of Hunter and Bligh Streets in Sydney’s CBD.
Anyone who has been in the north eastern part of the city, including the Australia Square, MLC Centre and Chifley Square, should be alert for symptoms and isolate immediately and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms develop.
Anyone who attended the pool deck area of Bondi Icebergs on Sunday, December 20 between 8am and 9:30am or Monday, December 21 between 7am and 8am are asked to get tested immediately and self-isolate.
NSW Health will contact these people today to provide further information and advice. COVID-19 cases linked to the Avalon cluster have visited a growing list of locations across Sydney. A full list of locations and public transport routes, and the associated public health advice, is available from the NSW government website.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian thanked more than 60,000 people for coming forward for testing but said the state was “far from out of the woods”.
“In fact, we have to be extra vigilant over the next few days,” she said.
“We have to make sure we get tested with the onset of symptoms, we have to make sure that if we are isolated we stay in isolation.
“We need to make sure we don’t visit people in isolation and we also need to make sure that, as much as possible, we reduce our mobility.”
Kate Aubusson is Health Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.