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Premier foreshadows easing of COVID-19 restrictions as state records cases at childcare centre

Premier foreshadows easing of COVID-19 restrictions as state records cases at childcare centre
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Dr Chant confirmed that a child and a staff member had tested positive from the Great Beginnings Oran Park childcare centre after the 8pm reporting cut off on Thursday night.

The two cases mean NSW has reported a total of three new locally acquired cases, including the one case recorded in the 24-hour period to 8pm on Thursday.

Dr Chant said NSW Health would be contacting staff and parents at the centre, but urged anyone who had been at the centre to immediately isolate.

She also urged anyone who attended the A2Z Medical Clinic in Lakemba between September 25 to October 2 to immediately seek testing.

Anyone who attended the clinic between October 3 and 10 should get tested, isolate for 14 days from the date they attended the clinic, continue monitoring for symptoms and if any symptoms develop get retested, Dr Chant said.

Meanwhile, sewage testing has detected traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the water treatment plant in Quakers Hill on October 13.

“The plant serves Sydney’s west and north-west where there have been recent cases, so that may be the explanation, but for the utmost caution we are asking people in that area to come forward and get tested if they have any symptoms,” Dr Chant said.

Meanwhile, the Premier said outdoor venues would be allowed to sit patrons two-square-metres apart if they have a QR code from Friday. The number of people permitted to attend outdoor concerts has also risen from 20 to 500.

Dr Chant also gave updated advice on venues where patrons and staff are believed to have been close or casual contacts of cases.

  • Bargo Hotel, Great Southern Road Bargo, on September 26 between 7pm and 9pm. Patrons or staff who were there for an hour or more during this time are considered close contacts and must get tested, regardless of symptoms. Patrons or staff who were there for less than one hour during this time are considered casual contacts and must be tested should they have any symptoms.



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