12 October 2020
Two new cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a medical clinic in Lakemba.

Both cases are doctors who worked at the A2Z Medical Clinic. All staff at the clinic are now isolating and are being tested.

The two new cases are linked to a previously reported case in the patient who attended Lakemba Radiology.

NSW Health is in the process of contacting everyone considered to be a close contact of these cases.

Close contacts must be tested immediately and isolate for a full 14 days from exposure regardless of the result.

Casual contacts of cases must monitor for symptoms, then get tested and isolate immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

Anyone who attended A2Z Medical Clinic, 96 Haldon Street Lakemba, at the following times should self-isolate and get tested if symptoms occur.  Some people will be managed as close contacts. NSW Health will contact everyone directly to provide tailored advice depending on their exposure:

  • Thursday, 1 October, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Friday, 9 October, 3-4.30pm
  • Saturday, 10 October, all day

The patient also attended Isra Medical practice, 102A Haldon Street Lakemba, and anyone who attended at the following time is considered to be a casual contact:

  • Monday, 5 October, 7:15-7.40pm
Previously reported cases attended the Ingleburn Hotel on Sunday, 4 October from 3-6pm.

  • Ingleburn Hotel Bar Room: anyone who spent an hour or more in the Bar Room between these times is considered a close contact and must immediately isolate and be tested. Anyone who spent less than an hour there is considered a casual contact.
  • Ingleburn Hotel Bistro and Gaming Room: anyone who attended either or these areas in the hotel is considered a casual contact. 
Anyone who used the following train services at the specified times is also considered a casual contact:

  • Thursday, 1 October, from Wiley Park Station to Lakemba Station, between 12.02 and 12.14pm
  • Thursday, 1 October, from Lakemba Station to Wiley Park Station, between 3.14pm and 3.27pm
  • Tuesday, 6 October, from Wiley Park Station to Lakemba Station, between 12.10pm and 12.30pm 
  • Tuesday, 6 October, from Lakemba Station to Wiley Park Station, between 1:42pm and 1:58pm
Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern. NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19. 

This is particularly important for people in the South Western Sydney and Western Sydney areas.

A new pop-up testing clinic has been established at 

  • Lakemba Uniting Church, cnr Haldon Street and The Boulevard, Lakemba. Opening hours are 12-4pm Monday, 12 October and 10am-4pm Tuesday, 13 October.
See the list of COVID-19 testing clinics​ or call your GP.