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Urgent alerts for Wollongong venues, including churches

Two churches in Wollongong are among the latest venues added to the NSW COVID-19 alert list.Health authorities said on Tuesday a number of venues in the city of Wollongong, its inner western suburb of Figtree and Sydney’s Mona Vale have been visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases.Sydney remains on alert with three new cases of COVID-19…

Two churches in Wollongong are among the latest venues added to the NSW COVID-19 alert list.

Health authorities said on Tuesday a number of venues in the city of Wollongong, its inner western suburb of Figtree and Sydney’s Mona Vale have been visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Sydney remains on alert with three new cases of COVID-19 revealed on Tuesday, all linked to the growing northern beaches cluster.

But a case diagnosed in a Wollongong resident after the 8pm reporting period has authorities seriously concerned.

Anyone who has attended the following venues at the listed times is urged to immediately get tested and self-isolate until they get further advice from NSW Health.

Wollongong: St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Atchison St. Sunday 27 December,

9am-10.15am

Wollongong: The Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 18 Stewart St. Sunday 27 December

10.30am-11am

Anyone who visited any of the following venues at the listed times is considered a casual contact who must get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received:

Figtree: Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, 19 Princes Hwy, Monday 21 December, 12.30pm-1.30pm and Wednesday 23 December, 8.45am-9am

Figtree: Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, 19 Princes Hwy, Thursday 24 December, 6.45am-9.30am

Figtree: Proust Optical, Shop 49, Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, 19 Princes Hwy, Monday 21 December, 9.30am-5pm and Wednesday 23 December 9.30am-2pm (Close contacts from this venue will be contacted by NSW Health)

Wollongong: Wollongong Central, 200 Crown St. Wednesday 23 December, 3.30-4pm

An alert has also been issued about this shopping centre in Sydney’s north.

Mona Vale: Pittwater Place, 10 Park St. All day on all the following dates: Sunday December 13 to Saturday December 19

The Wollongong person has recently visited Sydney, and the other two cases are from Sydney’s north and the inner west, but none have been linked.

“I am not ruling out they are linked to the Avalon cluster … the case from Wollongong had been in Sydney, but until those links are established all of us in Greater Sydney must be on high alert,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said health authorities were only alerted to the new cases outside of Sydney early on Tuesday morning.

The three cases recorded before 8pm are already in isolation. There’s also been a dramatic drop in testing numbers despite the Premier’s constant pleas for a higher turnout.

The latest venues add to the supermarkets, department stores and public transport routes already on the NSW COVID-19 exposure list.

Locations include:

BONDI BEACH: Woolworths Metro, 184 Campbell Pde, Sunday December 20 – 5pm to 6pm

EDGECLIFF: Coles, New South Head Rd and Ocean Ave, Sunday December 20 – 7pm – 7.30pm

SYDNEY: Kinokuniya Sydney, 500 George St, Sunday December 20 – 3pm – 3.45pm

SYDNEY: David Jones, 86-108 Castlereagh St, Sunday December 20 – 2.10pm-2.45pm

SYDNEY: Uniqlo, MidCity Centre, Level 1, 197 Pitt Street Mall, Sunday December 20 – 4pm- 4.15pm

Anyone who took any of the following public transport routes is also considered a casual contact:

Route 333: Monday 21 December, 7.30pm-7.45pm, Bondi Junction Station to Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand C

Route 333: Tuesday 22 December, 9.45am-10am, Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand A to Bondi Junction Station

Route 333: Wednesday 23 December, 9am-10am, Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand A to Taylor Square, Oxford St, Stand A

Route 333: Wednesday 23 December, 10.40am-11.40am, Taylor Square, Oxford St, Stand D to Bondi Beach, Campbell Pde, Stand C

TRAINS

T1 North Shore Line: Wednesday, 16 December 1pm-1.09pm, North Sydney to Wynyard

T1 North Shore Line: Wednesday, 16 December, 8.16am-9.05am, Waitara to Wynyard

T1 North Shore Line: Wednesday, 16 December, 4.52pm-5.31pm, Wynyard to Waitara

T1 North Shore Line: Thursday, 17 December, 8.17am-9.01am, Waitara to Wynyard

T1 North Shore Line: Thursday, 17 December, 6.40pm-7.22pm, Wynyard to Waitara

Monday, 21 December, 7pm-7.30pm, Redfern via Town Hall to Bondi Junction

Tuesday, 22 December, 10.05am-10.35am, Bondi Junction via Town Hall to Redfern

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