Healthcare worker punched in the head at COVID-19 testing site

A man has handed himself into police after an essential healthcare worker was allegedly punched in the head while working at a COVID-19 testing site in Sydney’s north-west.

It comes after police this morning issued a public appeal to track down the man accused of the horrific assault, which happened in Dundas around 4pm on Monday.

According to police, the man, who was not wearing a mask, began filming the 31-year-old female worker on his phone before verbally abusing her about vaccinations.


“The man then allegedly dislodged the woman’s mask and punched her to the head,” NSW Police said.

A number of people who were waiting for a test in their vehicles nearby saw the alleged attack unfold and ran to the woman’s aid.

She was treated at the scene but fortunately did not need to be taken to hospital.

NSW Assistant Commissioner Gary Worboys confirmed a short time ago that a man had presented himself to a local police station.

He is currently assisting police with investigations.