NSW health on Wednesday night expanded the health alert to almost 20 venues and revealed fragments of the coronavirus had been detected in the Marrickville sewage network, servicing about 42,000 people.
Authorities urged residents of Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Summer Hill, Lewisham, Ashfield, Haberfield, Petersham, Lilyfield and Leichhardt to be “especially vigilant” in monitoring for systems and getting tested.
The man, aged in his 50s, had been “very active in the community” before he tested positive to the virus, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklin said.
He visited a cafe in Paddington, an optometrist in the city, a cinema and four barbeque stores over the weekend.
On Monday, he went to a gym and a cafe in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter before spending the evening at The Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Then on Tuesday, he spent time in Brookvale, Collaroy, Balgowlah and Double Bay, visiting a chemist, supermarket, rug cleaning business and two homewares shops.
Anyone who attended one of the following venues at the times specified is asked to immediately get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further information.
– District Brasserie, Chifley Square, 11am – 11:45am
– HineSight Optometrist, Sofitel Sydney, Wentworth, 12pm – 1pm
– Barbetta, Paddington, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
– Screening of The Courier at Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction, 6pm – 8pm
– Figo Restaurant, Rushcutters Bay, 8.45pm – 11pm
– Joe’s Barbeques & Heating, Silverwater, 1pm – 1.45pm
– Tucker Barbecues, Silverwater, 1pm – 1.45pm
– Barbeques Galore, Annandale, 2pm – 3pm
– Barbeques Galore, Casula, 4pm – 5pm
– BP Mascot, Botany Road, 4.30pm – 5pm
– The Meat Store, Bondi Junction, 3pm – 4pm
– The Stadium Club, Moore Park, 11.30am-12.30pm
– Azure Café, Moore Park, 12.30pm-1pm
– The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay, 5.30pm-9pm
– Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney, Brookvale, 12.30pm-1pm
– Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy, 1pm-1.30pm
– SMITH MADE, Balgowlah, 2.30pm-2.45pm
– Chemist Warehouse, Double Bay, 3.45pm-4pm
– Woolworths, Double Bay, 4.05pm-4.15pm
The man, who authorities said hadn’t returned from overseas, worked in border roles or interacted with the hospital system, used QR codes to check in and out of venues, making contact tracing easier.
“This person did everything right, but it goes to show we can’t take anything for granted,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
The man was initially tested on Tuesday but thought to have been infectious since Friday, April 30.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said it was “a very clear reminder” of the risk of coronavirus remains.
He urged residents to get tested regardless of whether they had been vaccinated or not.
“People in the eastern suburbs particularly should be listening to these messages and getting tested,” Mr Hazzard said.