Pharmacies on watch list


Five Chemist Warehouses and a Priceline Pharmacy have been added to the list of case locations in NSW, as the Bondi cluster grows

This story was updated at 11.45am on Tuesday 22 June, 2021.

NSW Health has recorded five locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday night.

It has also been notified of seven new locally acquired cases overnight, be reported in Wednesday’s numbers.

There are now 21 cases linked to the Bondi cluster, with 28,645 COVID-19 tests reported on Monday to 8pm.

NSW Health says anyone who visited the below case locations at the listed times is a casual contact that should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result:

  • Chemist Warehouse Bondi Junction, 133-135 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction (5:30pm to 6pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021)
  • Chemist Warehouse Oxford Street, 211 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction (5:30pm to 6pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021)
  • Chemist Warehouse – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet, 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne (1:15pm to 1:25pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021)
  • Priceline Pharmacy – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet, 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne (12:40pm to 12:50pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021)
  • Chemist Warehouse Pitt Street, 383 Pitt Street, Sydney (12:30pm to 1pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021)
  • Chemist Warehouse Sydney, 383 George St, Sydney (1:45pm to 2:15pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021)

“NSW Health urges the community to come forward for testing in greater numbers, as high testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission,” said NSW Health.

“Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is encouraged to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received.

“People in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and the Wollongong area are asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of symptoms.”

Masks are now mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and the Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas, NSW Health announced on Tuesday morning.

They are also mandatory in all public indoor venues in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas.

These venues include retail, theatres, aged care facilities and masks are also mandatory for front-of-house hospitality staff.

NSW Health is currently treating 46 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care.

In the week ending Sunday 20 June, NSW Health administered 90,485 COVID-19 vaccines – the highest number of vaccines administered by NSW Health in a week, with 36,515 being administered at the Sydney Olympic Park vaccination centre.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in NSW is now nearing 1.9 million.

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