New quarantine rules for NSW residents

Multiple states have introduced new quarantine measures for some NSW residents, after a Covid-19 case was recorded in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The case, a man in his 60s, has not been overseas in recent times but does work as a driver, which includes transporting international flight crew.

He had a Covid-19 saliva test on Tuesday, June 15, with the positive result confirmed on Wednesday in a PCR test.

“Urgent investigations into the source of the infection and contact tracing are underway, as is genome sequencing,” NSW Health said in a statement.

“Close contacts are being urgently contacted, and asked to get tested and isolate.”

Nurses are seen working at the Bondi Beach Covid-19 testing clinic in Sydney. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia

The man visited a number of venues while potentially infectious, prompting NSW Health to issue urgent alerts to the public.

Both Queensland and Western Australia have introduced new quarantine rules for people who have visited any of the Sydney Covid exposure sites.


Anyone in Queensland who has been to one of these declared exposure sites during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.

Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction would apply to people in Queensland who had been to any of these locations.

“It’s important that anyone who has been to these venues in Sydney follow the advice of NSW Health, and not travel,” Dr Young said.

“If you have been to any of these sites and are already in Queensland, you must immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine.

“You also need to complete the Queensland Health online contact tracing self-assessment form, get tested as soon as possible tomorrow morning, and await advice from Queensland Health. We act quickly in these situations to protect the health and safety of Queenslanders and visitors.”

Western Australia

In Western Australia, anyone who arrived from NSW between June 9 and 16 are being asked to check the Sydney exposure sites.

NSW residents in other states and territories are being urged to check the NSW Health exposure site list. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia

WA’s chief health officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, said anyone who had visited the exposure sites at the specified times should get tested immediately, quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure and then present for a day 11 Covid-19 test.

“NSW Health is in the process of contact tracing the case and will notify WA Health if any close or casual contacts are found to be in Western Australia to allow for appropriate public health follow up to be taken,” he said.

“Any risk to WA remains very low but, again, the situation highlights the importance of remaining vigilant to prevent any spread of the virus or community transmission in this state.

“We will continue to monitor the situation in NSW very closely, as we do when any cases of this nature emerge, and will issue updated health advice if required.”

Northern Territory

Anyone who has arrived in the Northern Territory since June 1 and has been to a NSW exposure site must follow the rules set out by NSW Health.

Anyone who has been identified as a close contact must immediately get tested and undertake 14 days of quarantine in their home or at a suitable place. They must remain in quarantine (unless to get tested) until noon of the 14th day after they were in a NSW Covid-19 case location, regardless of whether they return a negative Covid-19 test.

Any person identified as a ‘casual contact’ must isolate, get a Covid-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.

South Australia

The same quarantine rules apply for anyone who is in South Australia and visited one of the NSW exposure sites.

The case visited a number of venues in the eastern suburbs including Event Cinemas at Westfield Bondi Junction. Picture: Toby ZernaSource:News Corp Australia

List of NSW Covid exposure sites

The Sydney Covid-19 case visited a number of venues across Vaucluse, Bondi Junction and North Ryde, with hundreds of people being urged to get tested and isolate.

Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed below is considered a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the date they were at the venue, regardless of the result:

• Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction: Screening of the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Cinema 1 on June 13 from 1.30pm-4pm for the 1.45pm screening.

Anyone who visited any of the following venues of concern must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until you receive further information:

• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 11 from 9.15am-9.50am

• Sourdough Bakery, Bondi Junction: June 11 from 12.40pm-1.10pm

• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 12 from 10.20am-10.45am

• David Jones, Bondi Junction: June 12 from 11am-11.40am

• Myer Bondi, Bondi Junction: June 12 from 11.40am-12.15pm

• Washoku Vaucluse, Vaucluse: June 12 from 12pm-1.30pm

• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 12 from 1.20pm-1.50pm

• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 13 from 11.30am-12pm

• Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction: All screenings other than the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard on June 13 from 1.30pm-4pm

• Rocco’s, Vaucluse: June 14 from 10.55am-11.30am

• Coles, Zetland: Inside East Village Shopping Centre on June 14 from 11am-1pm

• Taste Growers, Zetland: Inside East Village Shopping Centre on June 14 from 11am-1pm

• Wax Car Wash Cafe, Redfern: June 14 from 12pm-3pm

• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 15 from 9.50am-10.25am

• Celeste Catering Macquarie Park Cemetery Cafe, North Ryde: Macquarie Park Cemetery, Corner of Delhi and Plassey roads on June 15 from 1pm-1.20pm

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