Public health alert – Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral

Did you go to the Harris Park Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on any of the following days?

  • Wednesday 15 July – 5.30pm Mass
  • Thursday 16 July – 6pm Mass
  • Friday 17 July – 1.30pm Funeral
  • Friday 17 July – 6pm Mass

NSW Health is directing anyone who attended any of these services at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Harris Park to immediately self-isolate for 14 days. NSW Health also requests that you get tested even if you are not experiencing symptoms.

Anyone who went to the Church since 15 July outside of these specific times should also closely watch for symptoms and get tested if they begin to feel unwell, no matter how mild their symptoms are.

The alert has been issued because a person confirmed to have COVID-19 linked to the Thai Rock restaurant cluster attended the Church on these four occasions outlined prior to being diagnosed.

Two additional parishioners who also attended Mass on these days, have now also returned a positive result for COVID-19. They are both in isolation.

NSW Health is working with the parish to contact worshippers who attended and signed the attendance sheet. The church has undergone cleaning but will remain closed as a precaution.

Western Sydney Local Health District is setting up a pop-up clinic in the car park of Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral from tomorrow (21 July 2020) for the next four days from 9am to 4.30pm.

Testing clinics are also available in the area at

  • Westmead Hospital, 7am- 9pm, 7 days
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, 10am-8pm, 7 days (for children and their accompanying parents/carers)
  • Merrylands Stockland Drive-through Clinic, 9am-4pm, 7 days
  • Homebush Drive-through Clinic, 8:30pm-4pm, 7 days.

NSW Health is reminding those wishing to attend church services to adhere to social distancing advice and practice good hand hygiene. Anyone who is feeling unwell should avoid public gatherings and workplaces, self-isolate and get tested immediately.

NSW Health continues to advise against group singing and chanting in religious services, including choirs, given the high risk of transmission associated with these activities. This is particularly important at this time as NSW responds to a number of COVID outbreaks.