Urgent Covid alert for a popular Sydney gym after 15 vaccinated patrons visit while infected or catch the virus while working out – plunging hundreds into isolation
- City Gym, Darlinghurst, was listed as a Covid-19 exposure site on Wednesday
- NSW Health confirmed 15 Covid cases were linked to the inner-city gym
- Alerts have been issued for certain times between October 18 and 25
- Anyone who visited the gym during listed times must get tested and self-isolate
Hundreds of workout fanatics have been plunged into isolation after 15 Covid infections were linked to a popular Sydney gym.
Patrons who trained at City Gym in Darlinghurst on October 18 to 25 were ordered to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
NSW Health said the confirmed cases either trained at the gym while infectious or caught the virus while there. All gym patrons must be vaccinated.
Patrons who trained at City Gym in Darlinghurst, Sydney, on October 18 to 25 were ordered to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result
NSW recorded 304 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases and three deaths, including a patient in their 30s, on Wednesday.
Service NSW app does not automatically notify users if they have visited a Covid exposure site – meaning thousands of residents may have no idea they were at risk.
Over 700,000 case alerts raised by NSW Health in the past month may have gone unnoticed as they do not appear on a phone’s home screen as a push notification.
Users can check the ‘history’ section of the Service NSW app to see whether any of the venues they have been to are confirmed exposure sites.
NSW Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said the state government was not planning on incorporating push alerts into the app until December 1.
Under current NSW Covid-19 restrictions only double-jabbed residents can train inside Sydney gyms
As of September, users can scroll through their history on the Covid Safe Check-In service to see if any of their locations are listed with a red ‘Covid-19 case alert’ icon.
From September 30 to October 25, NSW Health said it published more than 700,000 case alerts.
Mr Dominello said push notifications would become more necessary in the coming months when traditional contact tracing methods are scaled back and Australia begins to live with the virus.
NSW Exposure site: City Gym Darlinghurst
Anyone who attended the venue at the listed times is considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until they return a negative result
Saturday October 23: 8am to 11am and 5pm to 7.30pm
Friday October 22: 6am to 11am and 1.30pm to 4pm
Thursday October 21: 6am to 4.15pm
Wednesday October 20: 6am to 11.30am
Tuesday October 19: 6am to 9am and 5.30pm to 7pm
Monday October 18: All day
For more information visit the NSW Health website.