16 December 2020

NSW Health was notified this morning of a new case of COVID-19 in a person who works as the driver of vans that take international and domestic air crew from the airport to their hotels.

The source of this new infection is under investigation. Urgent genome sequencing is underway to confirm when this infection was acquired and whether this transmission occurred as a result of contact with air crew. These results are expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Three household contacts of the case have been identified and all have tested negative for COVID-19. They will self-isolate for 14 days. Further contact tracing is underway.

NSW Health is conducting wider testing of staff at the transport company, which focuses solely on transporting air crew.

The person, who lives in south-western Sydney, attended the following sporting event while infectious. Anyone at the event at the times indicated is considered a casual contact. However, as a precaution we are advising any adults who were present to get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result. They should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again. Children who were present should be monitored for symptoms and get tested if any symptoms occur.

  • Forest Rangers FC, Little Rangers session at Gannons Park, Pindari Rd and Isaac Street, Peakhurst – Friday, 11 December 2020, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.