27 July 2020

​Two new cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a restaurant in Potts Point in inner Sydney, and two pubs in Mount Pritchard in South West Sydney.

NSW Health is tonight contacting everyone who attended The Apollo restaurant at Potts Point from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 July and asking them to quarantine for 14 days after their visit. Any diners who develop symptoms should be tested.

NSW Health is also asking all people who live in or have visited the Potts Point area in the past two weeks to get tested if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

This new advice comes after confirmation a staff member at the restaurant has now tested positive, and the venue has been closed for cleaning.

There are a wide range of testing clinics in the area, and private testing is also available via GPs:

  • St Vincent’s clinic at the East Sydney Community Centre, 34-40 Burton Street Darlinghurst
  • The Sydney Hospital Emergency Department
  • A ‘Pop-Up’ COVID-19 testing clinic, The Albion Centre 150 Albion Street Surry Hills
  • Kirketon Road Centre Mobile COVID-19 testing clinic, Walla Mulla Park, Woolloomooloo
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, 14B Avoca Street Randwick
  • Bondi Beach drive-through car park clinic

NSW Health is also contacting anyone who attended two venues in South West Sydney. A patron who attended these venues while infectious has now tested positive. Investigations into the source of the infection and contact tracing are under way.

NSW Health is contacting all staff and patrons who attended Mounties, 101 Meadows Road, Mt Pritchard on Thursday 23 July between 12 midnight and 3am, as well as Friday 24 July between BOTH 11am to 3pm AND 8pm to midnight, as well as Saturday 25 July between 12 midnight to 3am and directing them to isolate for 14 days and test if any symptoms.

NSW Health is also alerting anyone who attended the bistro of Pritchard’s Hotel, 360, Elizabeth Drive on 23 July between 7pm to 7.45pm that they should get tested if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – is urged to self-isolate and seek testing. Do not go to work or catch public transport until you are cleared of COVID-19.

If you are directed to self-isolate, you must remain in isolation for the full 14 days even if your initial test is negative. If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, you should be retested, even if you have had a negative result previously.

A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available, and people can also visit their GP.