Public Health Alert – Cluster grows to 130 as community urged to keep testing numbers high – Monday, 28 June 2021

NSW recorded 18 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Fifteen of these cases are linked to the Bondi cluster, two are close contacts of a previously reported unlinked case. Investigations are ongoing into the unlinked case, a possible Westfield Bondi Junction exposure.

Three new overseas-acquired cases and one interstate acquired case were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,589.

There have been 130 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported. Of these, 124 are now linked to the Bondi cluster.

There were 58,870 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 52,048.

NSW Health administered 10,652 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,540 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park. 

NSW Health administered a record 114,242 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 27 June including 45,014 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Case details

Of the 18 new locally acquired cases recorded to 8pm last night, six were in isolation throughout their infectious periods. A further three cases were in isolation for part of their infectious periods.

An additional two South Coogee Public School students have tested positive to COVID-19. These students are close contacts of the two previously reported cases at the school, bringing the total number of students with COVID-19 at South Coogee Public School to four.

Based on the additional cases and because there are a number of interactions between children in different year groups, all students are now close contacts and must get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of a negative test result. The school site is non-operational and closed due to school holidays.

NSW Health can advise one case today is a student of the Emanuel School in Randwick, who is a close contact of previously reported case linked to the Bondi cluster.

Five new cases are linked to the Great Ocean Foods seafood wholesaler in Marrickville. This brings the total number of cases acquired through Great Ocean Foods including contacts of workers there, to 16.

Any person – and their household contacts– who attended or directly received a delivery from Great Ocean Foods, Marrickville on Monday 21 June (all day) to Friday 25 June (all day) must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further advice.

Two new cases are linked to the West Hoxton birthday party. This brings the total number of cases acquired through the birthday party to 31, including 24 people who acquired it at the party and subsequent contacts of theirs.

A COVID-19 case announced yesterday in the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area is included in today’s numbers.

The man in his 30s was exposed to the virus at the Granites gold mine in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory. He has remained in isolation since his return home and there is no current risk of infection to the local community. This case is not linked to the Bondi cluster.

Venues of concern

NSW Health is reminding the public of its advice for a number of key venues of concern across Sydney. These venues were visited by confirmed cases of COVID‑19 and transmission occurred.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times 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:

BondiLyfe Cafe Bondi Beach2/154 Glenayr AvenueWednesday 16 June 12:30pm to 2:15pm From Friday 18 June to Saturday 19 June From Tuesday 22 June to Thursday 24 June
Double BayJoh Bailey7 Knox StreetFrom Tuesday 15 June to Wednesday 23 June
MarrickvilleGreat Ocean Foods5/11 Cadogan StreetFrom Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June
BondiThe Royal Bondi283 Bondi RoadSunday 20 June 7:50pm to 9:30pm Saturday 19 June 5pm to 6:30pm

Anyone who was at Westfield Bondi Junction, including the car parks, from 12 June must get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those in specific exposure venues at the listed times are asked to isolate.

Bondi JunctionWestfield Bondi Junction (including car park)500 Oxford StreetFrom Saturday 12 June to Friday 18 June  

People who were in Westfield Bondi Junction on these days and do not have symptoms and have not been at the specific exposure venues at the listed times do not need to isolate.

To keep our community safe, follow NSW Health advice. If you are directed to get tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a route of concern.

New western Sydney venue of concern – updated 2pm

Domino’s Pizza Merrylands, 246 Merrylands Road, Merrylands, on Monday 21 June, 6.20pm to 6.50pm, is now a venue of concern.

Anyone who attended this site is now considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. 

Please contact the WSLHD Public Health Unit immediately on 02 9840 3603.

Extended testing hours in western Sydney

There are 32 testing clinics open today (Monday, 28 June 2021) across western Sydney.

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

Following an exposure at Auburn Reading Cinema, we have a free drive-through testing clinic in Auburn at 48 Boorea Street, Auburn, NSW, 2144.

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.

Restrictions in place including our health facilities

To keep our staff and patients safe visitors will not be permitted in WSLHD health facilities other than by exemption.

Compassionate consideration will be given to emergency, birthing, maternity and palliative care areas.