22 July 2021

NSW Health has been notified of a number of new and updated venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID‑19, and a sewage detection in the Byron Bay area.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the sewage treatment plant at Bryon Bay.

The sewage treatment plant serves about 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise, and Broken Head.

There are no known cases in this area, which is of great concern.

Everyone in the area is asked to be especially vigilant for symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received. If symptoms appear again, please be tested and isolate again.

People in the Greater Sydney region, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, and the Orange, Blayney or Caboone LGAs are reminded they must not leave home without a reasonable excuse. Taking a holiday is not a reasonable excuse.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Croydon ParkLebanese Bakery and International Food 125 Georges River Road

Wednesday 14 July
9:05am to 9:20am

Croydon ParkBP Croydon Park 236-240 Georges River Road

Friday 16 July
4:50pm to 5:05pm

LakembaHamze Supermarket 124 Haldon St

Saturday 17 July
11:45am to 12:00pm

BelroseWoolworths Glenrose

Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, 56-58 Glen Street

Monday 19 July
5:55am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 20 July
7.00am to 4:00pm

Green Valley Polla's Market 193 Wilson Road

Monday 19 July
1:00pm to 5:00pm

ParramattaChemist Warehouse 202-208 Church Street

Monday 19 July
3:45pm to 12:00am

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Wetherill ParkWoolworths 561-583 Polding Street

Monday 12 July
8:30pm to 5:45pm

Harris Park Shri Refreshment Bar 53C Wigram Street

Wednesday 14 July
6:00pm to 6:15pm

BonnyriggBig W 100 Bonnyrigg Avenue

Saturday 17 July
1:35pm to 3:45pm

RoselandsAldiRoselands Shopping Centre, 14 Roselands Avenue

Saturday 17 July
10:00am to 11:00am

BurwoodColesWestfield Burwood, 100 Burwood Road

Monday 19 July
11:45am to 12:20pm

BelroseGlenrose Village Shopping Centre56-58 Glen Street

Tuesday 20 July
6:50am to 1:30pm
Wednesday 21 July
6:50am to 2:30pm

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as investigations continue.

Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.

There are more than 400 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.