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Northern beaches hotspots named in new COVID alert

Belrose 'area of concern' as northern beaches hotspots named in new COVID alert

Several northern beaches venues have been named in a just-released NSW Health alert as it has been that two COVID-positive essential workers visited shops in the area in the last week.

They include an inner northern beaches Woolworths, kebab shop, bottle shop, Bunnings and shopping centre, all deemed as essential venues despite the more strict local stay-at-home orders.

NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant said there were two positive "essential worker" cases who visited venues in the northern beaches over the last week. She also named Belrose an "area of concern" at the Premier's update on July 14. This is the first time a northern beaches suburb has been named since the latest COVID outbreak began a month ago.

It is not known if they were from the Northern Beaches LGA. According to NSW Health records, the entire LGA now records three active COVID cases - two in Belrose/Davidson and one in Allambie Heights/Beacon Hill.

Anyone who visited the following venues is urged to immediately get a COVID test and isolate until a negative result.

*Bayfields Superstore at the Belrose Hotel - Thursday, July 8, 7.20pm-7.45pm + Sunday, July 11, 4.45pm-5.15pm.

*Bunnings Belrose - Thursday, July 8, 7pm-7.45pm + Sunday, July 11, 1.15pm-2pm.

*Gyronimo's Kebabs at Forestway Shopping Centre - Sunday, July 11, 1.30pm-2.15pm.

*Woolworths at Forestway Shopping Centre - Sunday, July 11, 1.30pm-2.15pm.

*All of Forestway Shopping Centre - Sunday, July 11, 1.30pm-2.15pm.

The Northern Beaches Review will update as soon as more information comes to hand.

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