Public Health Alert – New COVID-19 sewage detection linked to Parramatta – Thursday, 8 July 2021
NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the Boronia Park sewage network.
This is the first detection at this site and NSW Health is not aware of recently diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in this area.
The Boronia Park catchment takes sewage from Melrose Park, Camellia, Northmead, Constitution Hill, North Parramatta, Telopea, Denistone, Denistone West, Dundas Valley, Dundas, Carlingford, Oatlands, North Rocks, Ermington, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Rydalmere, Winston Hills, Woolwich, Huntleys Point, Huntleys Cove, Henley, East Ryde, Meadowbank, Gladesville, Tennyson Point, Putney, Hunters Hill, Denistone East, Ryde, Eastwood, West Ryde.
Anyone who lives or works in any of these areas is asked to be particularly vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
Please check the NSW Government website regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as investigations continue.
Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.
There are over 30 testing clinics in western Sydney and more than 350 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.
New venues of concern
NSW Health has been notified of a number of new venues of concern visited by confirmed cases of COVID‑19.
All other venues of concern in western Sydney can be found here.
Anyone who attended the following venue 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:
|Revesby||Billy’s Cars||112a Milperra Rd Revesby||Sunday 4 July 10am – 11.30am|
Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:
|Illawong||Charlie’s Grill Chicken and Seafood||G17/273 Fowler Rd Illawong||Saturday 3 July 2.50pm – 3.10pm|
|Belmore||Youies||Shop 2/512 Burwood Road Belmore||Saturday 3 July 8.30am – 1pm Sunday 4 July 8.30am – 2pm|
|Menai||Aldi Menai||509 Old Illawarra Rd Menai||Sunday 4 July 4pm – 4.30pm|
|Wetherill Park||Vodafone||251/561-583 Polding St Wetherill Park||Sunday 4 July 12.30pm – 12.40pm|
|Wetherill Park||Coles Wetherill Park Stockland||561-563 Polding St Wetherill Park||Sunday 4 July 12.30pm – 2.30pm|
|Edensor Park||Fred’s One Stop Shopping||661 – 671 Smithfield Rd Edensor Park||Sunday 4 July 1.30pm – 3.30pm|
You cannot visit friends and family
We understand that it’s hard, but we simply cannot visit family and friends right now. Please use phone calls or digital options to stay in touch instead. It is vital that everybody stays home unless it is absolutely essential to leave the house.
When it is essential to leave, only one person should be going shopping per day, and only one person should be making care and compassionate visits.
Visits to family and friends are not an essential reason to leave the house. It’s important to remember that once one person has COVID-19, we are quickly seeing everyone in their household infected as well.
To book your COVID-19 vaccination, go to www.nsw.gov.au or visit the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker online.
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