A new Covid-19 case has been detected just 15km from the border with Queensland. It comes as NSW tightens restrictions.
A person infected with Covid-19 spent the night just 15km from the Queensland border, it’s been revealed.
In its latest public health list of venues of concern, NSW Health revealed the person infected with coronavirus was at Chinderah – a truck stop on the M1 at the Ampol service station near Murwillumbah.
The person used the truck drivers’ toilets, showers and lounge – and attended the food court between 8.30pm Tuesday July 13 and 7.30am Wednesday July 14.
Anyone who was at the site during those 11 hours is now considered a close contact.
They must isolate for 14 days from the date they visited, regardless of their test result.
It is not known where the confirmed case travelled from there or if they crossed the border into Queensland.
Health authorities in Queensland have yet to completely shut the border to NSW as they did to Victoria on Friday.
The LGAs that make up Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour have been declared hotspots.
Queensland residents returning to Queensland from a hotspot must quarantine for 14 days on entering Queensland in government arranged accommodation at their own expense.
Chief health officer Jeannette Young and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have repeatedly warned people in Queensland to reconsider travel to NSW.
Strict new restrictions in NSW
Health authorities in NSW announcedas they try to contain the Delta outbreak in the state.
Construction sites “large and small” will be shut down until July 30 and only “critical retail” including supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Saturday.
This includes all non-urgent repairs, any form of building, renovation, construction or maintenance, including cleaning services, she said.
“This is our chance to quash this virus and make sure that families and businesses can bounce back as quickly as possible,” Ms Berejiklian said.
The pause on construction will come into place from Monday however urgent repairs can go ahead, she confirmed.
Retailers that can remain open include supermarkets, medical supply shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, hardware stores and nurseries, agriculture supply stores, pet supply shops, post offices and newsagents.
Anyone who leaves home must also have a mask with them at all times and they must be worn if working outdoors, in outdoor markets, shopping strips and in outdoor queues waiting for products such as coffee.
Carpooling is also banned unless it’s among members of the same household, the Premier said.
Warning from NSW Health
Anyone who attended the following venues on the days and times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since their last day at the site, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless already contacted by NSW Health:
– The Fold Cafe, 402 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill on Thursday, July 8 between 10.45am and 11am
– The Larder Wine and Cheese Bar, 489 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill on Thursday, July 8 between 1.30pm and 1.45pm
– Juiceria, 497 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill on Thursday, July 8 between 1.35pm and 1.50pm
– Excellent Price Variety Store, ground floor, 503-507 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill on Thursday, July 8 between 1.50pm and 2.10pm
– Al Sultan Butchery, 130 Haldon St, Lakemba on Friday, July 9, Saturday, July 10, Sunday, July 11, Monday, July 12 or Tuesday, July 13 between 8am and 10pm or on Wednesday, July 14 between 8am and 2pm
– La Bella Patisserie, 42 The Boulevarde, Lakemba on Friday, July 9 between 5pm and 5.15pm
– Al Fayhaa Bakery, 137A Haldon St, Lakemba on Sunday, July 11 between 12.50pm and 1.05pm
– Aya Family Healthcare Afterhours, Shop 21, Chester Square, 1 Leicester St, Chester Hill on Wednesday, July 14 between 8.30pm and 9.20pm
– Truck stop at the Ampol service station (northbound) near Murwillumbah turnoff, including the truck drivers’ toilets, showers and lounge, and the food court, 112 Tweed Valley Way, Chinderah on Tuesday, July 13 at 8.30pm until Wednesday, July 14 at 7.30am
– Mt Druitt Medical and Dental Centre, 22 Jirrang Close, Mt Druitt on Wednesday, July 14 between 11.35am and 1.15pm