Sydney church goers warned by NSW Health after woman tests positive to coronavirus diagnosis since attending services – 7NEWS.com.au


Attendees of five Sydney funeral and church services are being warned about the potential exposure of coronavirus.

The warning comes after a woman in her 40s tested positive on Thursday after she attended the services in Sydney’s west.

NSW Health says attendees should “monitor for symptoms and if they develop symptoms to self-isolate immediately and get tested”.

“People must remain isolated until they receive their test result,” the authority said.

The services are:

  • 16 July: St Brendan’s Catholic Church Bankstown for one hour from 6.30pm
  • 17 July: Ausia Funeral Services at Fairfield East between 1pm and 8pm
  • 18 July: Funeral service at St Brendan’s Catholic Church Bankstown for one hour from 10am
  • 18 July: Burial service at St John of God Lawn at Rookwood between 11.30-1pm
  • 19 July: Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Mt Pritchard for one hour from 7.30am

It comes after three schools were closed and for deep cleaning in Sydney’s west after four students tested positive to COVID-19.

Two of the students attended Cerdon College in Merrylands, one attended Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Bossley Park and another is from Freeman Catholic College at Bonnyrigg Heights.

More cases have been identified at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula and the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park. Credit: APP/ 7NEWS

All cases are associated with the Thai Rock cluster, with two also linked to Our Lady of Lebanon church.

The schools are currently closed while contact tracing and cleaning is underway with close contacts also directed to self-isolate for 14 days.

It comes as new COVID-19 measures have come into effect for hospitality venues in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

The changes include mandatory sign-ins, prepared COVID-safe plans, a cap of 300 people and maximum group bookings of 10.

Caps on private indoor and outdoor gatherings remain at 20, but weddings and corporate events are now capped at 150, and funerals and religious gatherings at 100.

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday from a record 36,169 tests, with three people currently in intensive care.

Of the seven, six are associated with the Thai Rock restaurant in southwest Sydney’s Wetherill Park – taking the size of that cluster to 52.

– With AAP

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