NSW Health will assist three Catholic schools in Western Sydney with cleaning and undertake contact tracing after they closed following confirmation four children have now been confirmed positive with COVID-19.
All four of the cases are associate with the ongoing Thai Rock cluster with two cases linked to Our Lady of Lebanon church.
Two of the cases attended Cerdon College in Merrrylands. The school is closed while contact tracing and cleaning is underway.
One of the cases attended Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Bossley Park. The school is closed while contact tracing and cleaning is underway.
One of the cases attended Freeman Catholic College at Bonnyrigg Heights School. The school is closed while contact tracing and cleaning is underway.
Close contacts of all the cases are being notified to undertake 14 day self-isolation after their last contact with the case/s and undertake testing for COVID19 if they develop symptoms.
All other children, staff, and families of those who attend or work at these schools are encouraged to seek testing if they develop symptoms.
While most cases have been linked to known clusters, community transmission continues and NSW Health is calling on people across the state to redouble their efforts to stop the virus spreading.
Key messages for the community are:
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available, and people can visit their GP.