Public Health Alert – Close contact warning for St Marys medical centre – Sunday, August 8

NSW Health has been notified of new venues of concern in Newcastle and Sydney’s west which are associated with confirmed cases of COVID‑19.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there, regardless of the result. NSW Health sends a text message to people who have checked in at close contact venues with further information. We also make a follow-up call to close contacts to discuss the isolation and testing requirements. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.

ShortlandShortland Hotel – Bottle shop269 Sandgate RoadWednesday 28 July 8.25pm to 8.55pm  
ShortlandShortland Hotel – Front bar and bottle shop269 Sandgate RoadThursday 29 July 9pm to 12am    
St MarysMonfarville Street Medical Centre85A Monfarville StreetTuesday 3 August 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 4 August 9am to 5pm
Thursday 5 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 6 August 9am to 5pm
KotaraStar Nails, Westfield KotaraShop 2100, Corner Northcott Drive and Park AvenueThursday 5 August 12.55pm to 2pm

In addition, NSW Health has been notified of new casual-contact venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID 19. To view these new venues, please visit the NSW Government website.

Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your exposure at this venue was in the past four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms appear, get tested and isolate again.

Please continue to check this page regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as new cases emerge and 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 more than 400 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.