14 August 2021

NSW Health has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID‑19, as well as sewage detections.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected traces of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Parkes and Brooklyn sewage treatment plants. Parkes serves about 11,600 people and Brooklyn serves about 1,200 people and includes the suburbs of Dangar Island, Cowan, Brooklyn, Mooney Mooney and Cheerio Point.

These are of particular concern, as there are no known cases in these areas. Everyone in these areas is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there, regardless of the result. NSW Health sends a text message to people who have checked in at close-contact venues with further information. We also make a follow-up call to close contacts to discuss the isolation and testing requirements. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
DubboSaint Laurence O'Toole Church

Cnr Fitzroy and Tamworth St

Sunday 8 August
6.50am – 8.35am

DubboBlend Sixty-Six Café

83 Tamworth Street

Sunday 8 August
8.20am to 8.35am

DubboRelish Café37-39 Bultje St

Tuesday 10 August
11.55am – 12.30pm


Storm Riders

Shop 1/184 Macquarie St

Tuesday 10 August
1.30pm – 1.35pm

DubboPriceline Pharmacy86 Macquarie St

Tuesday 10 August
1.55pm – 3.55pm

In addition, NSW Health has been notified of new casual-contact venues of concern across NSW which are associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

To view these new venues, please visit the NSW Government website.

Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your exposure at this venue was in the past four days, you must get another test on day five 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 appear, get tested and isolate again.

Please continue to check COVID-19 case locations regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as new cases emerge and 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 420 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.