17 December 2021

NSW Health has been notified of a new venues and times of concern in Newcastle associated with at least 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 present at these times. It is likely many of these cases have the Omicron variant of concern.

Anyone who attended the following venues during the times should monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms are present, no matter how mild, people should get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Newcastle The Great Northern Hotel89 Scott StreetSaturday 11 December
12:01am until close
Newcastle Finnegan’s Hotel21 Darby StreetSaturday 11 December
7pm until close
Newcastle West The Cambridge Hotel789 Hunter StreetSaturday 11 December
7pm until close
Sunday 12 December
6pm until close

NSW Health is appealing for anyone who attended but did not check in using the QR code to follow this advice, and for the community to ensure other potential attendees are aware of this advice.

NSW Health is reminding everyone of the importance of maintaining COVID-safe practices as transmission is occurring at social events during the festive period.

Everyone should remain vigilant when celebrating with family, friends and colleagues and should not attend any social functions if they have any symptoms.

There are more than 450 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.