Omicron COVID update: Shoppers asked to isolate themselves after potential case visited sites in Sydney’s west and central coast

NSW Health has released a list of COVID exposure sites after a confirmed case of the new Omicron strain was revealed to have spent time in the community.

The Ministry of Health has announced that the case visited a number of venues in the western part of Sydney as well as the central coast.

The woman in her 30s arrived in Sydney by plane QR908 from Doha to Sydney on November 25, before traveling to the Central Coast.

She then visited a number of venues before NSW Health directed arrivals from southern Africa to go into isolation.

NSW Health officially confirmed the Central Coast case late Tuesday afternoon.

NSW Health has advised everyone who attended the following locations at the times indicated a random contact that must be immediately tested and isolated until a negative result is received.

  • Parramatta, Target Parramatta Westfield 159-175 Church Street Friday, November 26 at 10.45-11
  • Parramatta, H&M Parramatta Westfield 159-175 Church Street Friday, November 26 at 11-11.15
  • Parramatta, Athlete’s Foot Parramatta Westfield 159-175 Church Street Friday, November 26 at 11.15-11.30
  • Parramatta, JD Sports Parramatta Westfield 159-175 Church Street Friday, November 26 at 11.15-12
  • Parramatta, Rebel Sports Parramatta Westfield 159-175 Church Street Friday, November 26 at 12-12.45
  • North Wyong, IGA 34-38 Cutler Drive Friday 26 November 18.15-19.00
  • North Wyong, Pizza Hut 300 Pacific Highway Friday, November 26 at 19-19.15
  • North Wyong, KFC 300 Pacific Highway Friday, November 26 at 19.15-19.30
  • Wadalba, Woolworths Figtree Boulevard 1 Friday 26 November 19.30-20.15
  • Toukley, Aldi 127 Evans Road Saturday, November 27 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard told 7NEWS earlier on Tuesday that the confirmed case – a woman in her 30s – flew in from South Africa on November 25.

The traveler visited a number of places before NSW Health had asked travelers from southern Africa to go into isolation.
The traveler visited a number of places before NSW Health had asked travelers from southern Africa to go into isolation. Credit: PAUL BRAVEN/AAPIMAGE

“Until today, we knew we had four cases – two came in on Saturday, two on Sunday,” Mr Hazzard said.

“We now think there was another case – a woman in her 30s.

“This particular lady came in before the new schemes, that is, moving to a health hotel, so she has been out in the community and health is investigating it now.”

The new infection is the fifth case of the Omicron variant to have been detected so far in NSW.

A sixth case of the variant has been identified in a returning traveler in the Northern Territory.

All travelers arriving in NSW who have been to South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi within the 14 days prior to arrival in NSW must stay in hotel quarantine for two weeks in accordance with the Commonwealth measures.

It includes travelers who are fully vaccinated.

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