Further Northern Beaches venues have been identified following the notification of 15 new cases of COVID-19 today.
As previously advised, this brings the Northern Beaches cluster to 17. The air crew van driver from southern Sydney who tested positive yesterday is not included in this cluster.
The source of these infections remains under investigation.
To assist with contact tracing and reducing the spread of the virus, people in the Northern Beaches have been asked to stay home as much as possible over the next three days.
This includes working from home where possible, not visiting aged care facilities or hospitals unless essential, avoiding unnecessary gatherings and high-risk venues such as clubs, restaurants, places or worships and gyms, and avoiding unnecessary travel outside of the Northern Beaches area.
We urge businesses to ensure full compliance with their COVID-Safe plans, including appropriate electronic recording of patrons' contact details.
People who have visited the following Northern Beaches locations should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:
A confirmed case also travelled between the following stations on 14 December at the following times. Other passengers are considered to be casual contacts, and should get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
Everyone should monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.
NSW Health has increased testing options for the Northern Beaches community through three new pop-up testing clinics operating from this afternoon.
They are available at:
Please note, the pop-ups are operational until 10pm, but if needed they will continue past 10pm to continue providing testing to the community.
A new drive-through clinic will open at Avalon Bowling Club at 8am on Friday:
Other Northern Beaches testing centres are located at:
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 Clinics or contact your GP.