07 February 2021

NSW Health is carrying out precautionary public health follow-up in relation to a returned overseas traveller who tested positive to COVID-19 on day 16 after being released from hotel quarantine on day 14.

The person from the Wollongong area returned two negative tests during their quarantine period.

The person did not have any symptoms but underwent testing as part of the recently enhanced day-16 follow-up. As an additional precautionary measure, NSW Health has introduced symptom checking and day-16 COVID-19 tests for overseas travellers who have been released from hotel quarantine.

Test results indicate that the person has a low level of infection and their household contacts have returned negative results to date.

Investigations to date suggest the infection was likely acquired overseas and there is no indication at this stage that there was transmission in the hotel quarantine setting.

Close contacts of the case not associated with venues have been identified and are already in self isolation.

The person visited a number of venues in Wollongong and surrounding areas, as well as a café in Brighton Le Sands in south-eastern Sydney, before they were notified of the positive result from their day-16 test.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed below should immediately get tested and self-isolate until further advice from NSW Health:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
AustinmerHeadlands HotelHeadland Avenue and Yuruga Street Tuesday 2 February
1pm – 3pm
Bulli Beach Café 68 Trinity Row Saturday 6 February
1.30pm – 4pm

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed below is a casual contact who must get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. If any symptoms appear, get tested again.

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Brighton Le SandsMootch & Me313 Bay Street Tuesday 2 February
10.54am – 12pm
North Wollongong
Optus17 Flinders Street Thursday 4 February
1pm – 1.15pm
Fairy MeadowOfficeworks145 Princes Highway Thursday 4 February
3.45pm – 4.05pm
Friday 5 February
2:10pm - 3pm

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed below should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms appear, please get tested:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
BulliWoolworths5-9 Molloy Street
Wednesday 3 February
9.50am – 10:50am
CorrimalCorrimal Memorial ParkWilga Street, Corrimal Wednesday 3 February
12pm – 1pm
ThirroulThirroul Beach Wednesday 3 February
3pm – 4:30pm
Madden PlainsSublime Point Walking Track661 Princes Highway Thursday 4 February
8.30am – 10am
Figtree Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, in particular these stores:
  • Australia Post
  • Kmart
  • Blooms The Chemist
  • Subway
19 Princes Highway Thursday 4 February
2pm – 3.30pm
Fairy MeadowFedora Pasta Factory10 Daisy Street Friday 5 February
3pm – 3.35pm

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

NSW Health continues to urge anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

A complete list of venues of concern, and the related health advice, is available on NSW Government - Latest news and updates.