UPDATE - Public Health Alert - Wallsend Diggers, Hotel Jesmond and Lambton Park Hotel

Since our last update last night, there is now further information about the venues attended by the visitor in his 20s from Sydney.

Anyone who attended these venues may be at risk of infection and you must strictly isolate at home for 14 days from those dates and be tested for COVID-19:

  • Hotel Jesmond on 29 July from 7-9pm
  • Wallsend Diggers on 29 AND 30 July between 9-11pm
  • Lambton Park Hotel on 30 July from 8-9pm

Dr David Durrheim, Public Health Controller for Hunter New England Health also advises that if you attended these venues after these times, you are at lower risk so you do not need to isolate, however, please look out for symptoms and get tested immediately if you develop any, even if mild.   These venues have now been thoroughly cleaned and so there is no ongoing risk.

Yesterday NSW Health announced the second Sydney visitor who attended Toronto Court House on 27 July, between 7am and 2pm.

"The gentleman stayed at a private residence and all of his close contacts have been identified and are in isolation, so there is no ongoing risk to the community," said Dr Durrheim.

As a precaution, anyone who attended the Toronto Court House at those times should be alert for any symptoms and should even the mildest symptoms develop, they must self-isolate and seek urgent testing for COVID-19. 

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