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Hunter New England Health warns anyone who has been to a couple of Newcastle venues to isolate and get tested


Hunter New England Health (HNEH) is urging anyone who has been to a couple of Newcastle venues to isolate and be tested for COVID-19. 

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 and 11pm

-          He also attended Lambton Park Hotel on 30 July from 8 until 9pm.

HNEH Public Health Physician Dr David Durrheim 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.

"We're urging anyone who has visited specific locations in Newcastle to be vigilant for COVID-19 symptoms after a visitor in his 20s visited venues while infectious," he said.

"He has returned to Sydney."

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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