The hotel is closed and will undergo a deep clean.
It’s believed the infected person is a construction worker, aged in his 20s, who was working on a specific site in Newcastle. No details of the workplace have been provided as yet.
If you were at Hotel Jesmond on Wednesday 29 July between 7pm and 9pm, Wallsend Diggers on Wednesday 29 July or Thursday 30 July between the hours of 9pm and 11pm, or Lambton Park Hotel on Thursday 30 July from 8pm to 9pm, you may be at risk of infection and you must strictly isolate at home for 14 days and be tested for COVID-19.
Hunter New England Health’s Public Health Controller, David Durrheim, said that, if you attended these venues after these times, you were at a lower risk so you do not need to isolate, however, be on the lookout for symptoms and get tested immediately if you develop any, even if mild.
On Sunday, NSW Health announced a second Sydney visitor attended Toronto Court House on Monday 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,” Dr Durrheim said.
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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