'Preventative action': Mounties closes to minimise COVID-19 risk

'Preventative action': Mounties closes to minimise COVID-19 risk

Mounties has voluntarily decided to close until August 5 to "minimise any risk during the next few crucial days" with three positive COVID-19 cases having now attended the venue.

Anyone who attended the club from 6pm, Wednesday, July 22 to 3am on Saturday, July 26 must isolate and get tested regardless of symptoms, and stay isolated for a full 14 days even if they test negative. If symptoms develop, NSW Health are urging people to get tested again.

The club has provided NSW Health with the contact details of any patrons and staff that were on the premises during these times and has already contacted these individuals in an effort to reduce the potential of any further transmission.

In a statement Mounties said the closure is a "precautionary measure" with increased cases in the immediate area.

"This is not a directive from NSW Health, but Mounties Group has voluntarily decided to take this preventative action to minimise any risk during these next few crucial days," the statement said.

"For more than 50 years, Mounties Group has existed to better the lives of our members and keeping our community as safe as possible is our highest priority right now."

NSW Health is also alerting anyone who attended the bistro of Pritchard's Hotel on July 24 between 5pm and 7pm that they should get tested if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. It was first reported the patron dined on Thursday, July 23 between 7pm and 7.45.

Tan Viet in Cabramatta has also been identified as a venue that COVID-19 cases have attended.

A confirmed case notified on July 27 and linked to the funeral gatherings cluster attended Tan Viet in Cabramatta on July 23 from noon to 2pm. People who attended at these times must self isolate and get tested and stay isolated for a full 14 days, even if the test is negative. If symptoms develop, get tested again.

In addition, NSW Health is calling on all people who live in, or have visited, the following areas in the past two weeks to get tested if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 at all, even the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat:

  • Potts Point area
  • Carnes Hill shops
  • Prestons
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Wetherill Park
  • Mt Pritchard
  • Bankstown City Plaza
  • Cabramatta
  • Perisher

There were 18 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the 24-hours to Wednesday night with four associated with the Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster which is now 89.