Public Health Alert – Outbreak grows to 82 cases, new testing clinic in Auburn – Saturday, 26 June 2021

NSW recorded 29 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This includes 17 cases which were announced on Friday morning.

There have been 82 locally acquired cases since 16 June 2021, when the index case for the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported.

A total of 80 cases are now linked to the Bondi cluster and 20 of these cases are associated with the West Hoxton Park birthday party.

One of the cases reported to 8pm last night remain under investigation and the source of another previously reported case, a child who attends St Charles’ Catholic Primary School in Waverley, also remains unlinked.

There were 55,227 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 47,603. This is the highest number of COVID-19 tests in one day since 23 December 2020, when 60,184 tests were recorded.

NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward for testing. High testing rates are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission.  

Of the 29 locally acquired cases to 8pm last night, 26 are linked to the Bondi cluster. Twelve of the 29 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious periods.

Exposure sites spread including Marrickville venue

Two cases were linked to a workplace in Marrickville, Great Ocean Foods.

Anyone who worked in, attended or was a customer in Great Ocean Foods at 5/11 Cadogan Street from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June and their household contacts is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

Anyone who directly received a delivery from Great Ocean Foods from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June and their household contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until further advice is provided by NSW Health.

NSW Health has also been notified of additional venues across Sydney visited by confirmed cases of COVID‑19.

Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

SydneyCheers Bar & Grill561 George Street  Sunday 20 June 01.45am – 03.30am
BankstownRebel, Bankstown Shopping CentreNorth TerraceThursday 24 June 3.45pm – 4.30pm

Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the listed times is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:

Sydney  Paloma Espresso CaféShop 1 Ground floor 10 Shelley StreetMonday 21 June 1:50pm to 2:10pm
Casula  Oporto  Casula Central Shopping Complex, 16/633 Hume HwyTuesday 22 June 12.50pm to 12.55pm  
Casula  Pasta Italia Cucina  Casula Central Shopping Complex, 12A/633 – 639 Hume HwyTuesday 22 June 1pm to 1.10pm  

Venues of concern continue to be identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues and associated health advice is being updated regularly. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern.

Stay-at-home orders and restrictions currently in place

As of 11.59pm last night (Friday), rules and restrictions apply to people who live or usually work or study (at a university or TAFE) in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, and Randwick local government areas to protect the community from COVID-19.

Due to the risk associated with an increasing number of exposure venues where transmission has occurred, until at least 11.59pm on Friday 2 July these people must not leave home unless it is for an essential reason. Full details are available here:

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at a total of 12 sewage treatment plants in Camelia South, Paddington, Cronulla, Caringbah, Ireland Park, West Camden, St Mary’s, Lough Park, Maroubra, Auburn, Botany and Bourke.

NSW Health is aware of recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 who are isolating in all of these catchments except for Bourke in western NSW. Everyone residing or working in and around these areas is asked to be especially vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID. If they appear, please get tested and self-isolate immediately.

Extended testing hours in western Sydney

Over the weekend there are 24 clinics open for the public to access COVID-19 testing in western Sydney.

We have extended hours and opened more clinics over the weekends in the Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, West Pennant Hills, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Merrylands, Seven Hills and Parramatta areas to support the community to get tested.  

Opening hours, locations and details are available on the NSW Health website or by contacting your GP.

We have opened a free drive-through testing clinic in Auburn at 48 Boorea Street, Auburn, NSW, 2144.

It is open 8am-8pm both Saturday, 26 June and Sunday, 27 June and are urging the community to come forward for testing following exposure locations and positive sewage detections.

WSLHD is urging anyone who has been to a location notified by NSW Health to get tested. Or if  feeling unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms to self-isolate from others and come forward for COVID-19 testing. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell.

Other reported symptoms include fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit here or contact your GP.

To book your COVID-19 vaccination, go to or visit the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker online.