Public Health Alert – 22 new cases of COVID-19, Auburn Central venue of concern, QR codes to become mandatory – Wednesday, 30 June 2021

NSW recorded 22 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, all of which are linked to previously confirmed cases.

Six new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,637.

There have been 171 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, 160 are now linked to the Bondi cluster.

There were 68,220 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 67,000.

NSW Health administered a record 20,836 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,951 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.  

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,186,106, with 830,684 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,355,422 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Monday 28 June.

Western Sydney venue of concern- Auburn Central

This morning, Wednesday 30 June, NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant announced Auburn Central as a venue of concern.

“A new venue (of concern)- the Auburn Central on the 28th (June). If you have been there at any time at that Auburn Central, I want you to immediately stop and stay whilst we assess that venue. So that means please immediately go into isolation, get a test and await further advice,” said Dr Chant.

9.55pm update- If you were at Auburn Central on 28 June, please see the updated health advice here.

A new COVID-19 Walk-through Testing Clinic has been established at Auburn Central Town Square.

It will open at 2pm, Wednesday 30 June and operate 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week, until further notice.

Testing is FREE and no booking or GP referral is required.

Arabic, Dari, and Chinese interpreters are on site at this clinic.

Case details

Of today’s 22 new locally acquired cases, eleven were in isolation throughout their infectious period and a further five cases were in isolation for part of their infectious periods. Six cases were infectious in the community.

There was one new case linked to the Great Ocean Foods seafood wholesaler in Marrickville. Following further investigations, a case previously linked to Great Ocean Foods is now linked to Crossways Hotel, not Great Ocean Foods. This means the total number of cases linked to Great Ocean Foods remains at 19.

Four new cases are linked to the West Hoxton birthday party. This brings the total number of cases acquired through the Birthday party to 39, including 27 people who acquired it at the party and 12 subsequent contacts.

Four new cases were linked to Crossways Hotel. This means the total number of cases linked to Crossways Hotel is now five, including four people who acquired it at the venue and one subsequent contact.

Three new cases were linked to Christo’s Pizzeria in Paddington, bringing the total number of cases linked to this venue to four.

One new case was linked to Joh Bailey Double Bay. This means the total number of cases linked to Joh Bailey is now twelve, including eight people who acquired it at the venue and four subsequent contacts.

There were no new cases linked to Lyfe Café Bondi Beach.

Wider venues of concern

The advice for people who attended Crossways Hotel has been updated. All patrons and staff who were at this venue from 23 June – 27 June (inclusive) 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 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:

Strathfield SouthCrossways482 Liverpool RoadFrom Wednesday 23 June to Sunday 27 June
PaddingtonChristo’s Pizzeria224 Glenmore RoadMonday 21 June 5.55pm to 8:30pm
KensingtonDoncaster Hotel268 Anzac ParadeWednesday 23 June 5.45pm – 8pm
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

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.

New interstate travel requirements

Anyone travelling to NSW after 12.01am today (Wednesday 30 June) who has been in the Northern Territory, Queensland, or Western Australia, in the previous 14 days must complete a declaration form. Declaration requirements are still also in place for people who have been in Victoria in the previous 14 days.

The declaration form is available on the Service NSW website, and can be completed in the 24-hour period before entering NSW or on arrival. The information gathered from travel declarations is vital to allow NSW Health to contact travellers if necessary.

NSW Health advises against non-essential travel to lockdown areas in other states and territories at this time. Do not travel to NSW if you have attended a venue of concern as close contacts must isolate immediately, get tested and remain in isolation for 14 days, and contact the relevant health authorities in their state or territory.

NSW Health urges people who have recently travelled from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria to regularly check the local health websites to see if they have visited any of the venues of concern, and if so, immediately follow the relevant public health advice.

If you are in NSW and have attended any of the venues identified by the local public health authorities at the times and dates listed, please contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

QR codes to be mandatory in offices, gyms and retail settings from 12 July

Use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday 12 July.

Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said expanding the mandate would give NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues including supermarkets, retail stores, gyms and offices.

From 12 July, these businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital sign-in sheet:

  • Retail businesses and supermarkets
  • Individual shops within shopping centres
  • Shopping centres will also be asked to display QR codes at entry points where practicable
  • Gyms
  • Offices, including call centres
  • Manufacturing and warehousing
  • Universities and TAFE
  • Schools including teachers and visitors (such as parents and contractors) but excluding students.

Businesses such as hospitality and hairdressers that were already using the Service NSW QR code will also need to ensure staff and visitors such as maintenance workers and delivery drivers check-in, when they resume services after the lockdown period.

Hospitality businesses will now need to extend the use of the Service NSW COVID-Safe check-in to all customers including takeaway orders.

The Service NSW COVID-Safe check-in is easy for customers to use from within the Service NSW app.

The data captured by the Service NSW COVID-Safe check-in is only used for the purposes of contact tracing by NSW Health. It is deleted after 28 days.

Businesses who need to register for the NSW Government QR code can find the application form and more information at

For visitors without a digital device, other check-in forms must be available.

Get tested western Sydney

NSW Health urges people to continue to get tested if they are suffering even the mildest of symptoms and have already undergone a COVID-19 test.

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.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at a total of 11 sewage treatment plants in Blakehurst, Fairfield, Rouse Hill, Padstow one and Padstow two, Arncliffe one and Arncliffe two, Maroubra, Ireland Park, Bellambi and Earlwood.

NSW Health is aware of recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 who are isolating in all of these catchments. 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.

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.