Seven new cases in NSW as alerts issued for Bathurst 1000, Sydney’s east

New South Wales has recorded seven new cases of COVID-19 overnight, but just one of those was locally acquired.

The other recorded cases were all returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

It comes as officials issue public health alerts following the Bathurst 1000 on the weekend as well as for several venues in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.


Traces of the virus have been found following tests of raw sewage in Bathurst.

Officials say it could indicate that there is a current infection or that it could be someone ‘shedding’ the virus after previously testing positive.

Residents of Bathurst along with anyone who attended or worked at the race on the weekend are being urged to monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested at the slightest sign of illness.

An alert has also been issued for venues in parts of Sydney’s south eastern suburbs after a positive case was detected last week.

Anyone who visited the pokie room or high roller room at Souths Juniors in Kingsford anytime between Saturday, September 26 and Saturday, October 3 are urged to monitor for symptoms.

The same warning is in place for Century 21 Real Estate on Anzac Parade at Kingsford between Saturday, September 26 and Friday, October 9.

An alert is also current for The Shed Cafe at the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 3 between 3pm and 5pm.