NSW Health is again calling on people in south eastern Sydney with any symptoms that could signal COVID-19 to get tested as soon as possible.
NSW Health recently alerted the public to a positive case of COVID in the area on 15 October, and advised investigations into its source were underway.
These investigations, including testing of contacts for antibodies, have now revealed this case may be linked to a person who NSW Health has identified as someone who likely had unrecognised COVID-19 infection during September. This person has since recovered.
To help identify other unrecognised cases, NSW Health is calling on the public to come forward for testing right away if they have even the mildest of symptoms that you think might just be a cold. Symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, tiredness, fever or other symptoms could be COVID-19.
Several venues have been identified as places of potential exposure. Anyone who was at the following venues must be aware of any symptoms of illness, and immediately isolate and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms have occurred in the last few weeks. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.
- Souths’ Juniors Club, Anzac Parade Kingsford, in the poker machine room or the high roller room at any time between Saturday 26 September and Saturday 2 October
- Century 21 Dixon Real Estate, Anzac Parade Kingsford, at any time between Saturday 26 September and Friday 9 October, inclusive.
- The Shed Café Royal Randwick Shopping Centre on Saturday 3 October between 3pm and 5pm.
The only way to find new cases and prevent further transmission is to increase testing.
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.