NSW Health adds venue alerts in Sydney after man tests positive for COVID-19

A resident from Sydney’s eastern suburbs has tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Urgent investigations into the source of the infection and contact tracing are underway. The man underwent testing yesterday (Tuesday 4 May) and returned a positive result today (Wednesday 5 May). This case will be included in tomorrow’s numbers

It is understood the case, a man in his 50s, has not travelled overseas in recent times and he does not work in a hotel quarantine, border or health role, making health authorities believe the source of infection must be someone else – possibly from interstate.

Genome sequencing is underway, with results expected in the next 24 hours. Close contacts are being urgently contacted, tested and isolating.

The man visited a number of venues while potentially infectious, and NSW Health has asked anyone who attended one of the following venues at the times specified to immediately get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further information. This advice applies to everyone, including those people who may have been partially or fully vaccinated.

– Bondi Junction – Screening of *The Courier* at Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street: Friday 30 April, 6pm – 8pm.

– Bondi Junction – The Meat Store, 262 Oxford Street: Sunday 2 May, 3pm – 4pm.- Rushcutters Bay

– Figo Restaurant, 3/56-60A Bayswater Road: Friday 30 April, 8.45pm – 11pm.

– Silverwater – Joe’s Barbeques & Heating, 142 Silverwater Road: Saturday 1 May, 1pm –1.45pm.

– Silverwater – Tucker Barbecues, 138 Silverwater Road: Saturday 1 May, 1pm – 1.45pm.

– Annandale – Barbeques Galore, G1/212-220 Parramatta Road: Saturday 1 May, 2pm – 3pm.

– Casula – Barbeques Galore, The Crossroads, Unit 12B, Parkers Farm Place: Saturday 1 May, 4pm – 5pm.

– Mascot – BP Mascot, 1077 Botany Road: Saturday 1 May, 4.30pm – 5pm.