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Covid cases linked to funerals increasing

WITH increasing number of cases linked to funerals in Western Sydney, NSW Health is asking anyone who was at the St John of God Lawn at Rookwood Cemetery between 11.30am and 1pm on July 18 to immediately self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19 even if they have no symptoms.

Master Hot Pot in Auburn and Heart 2 Heart in Merrylands have also both been hit with a $5,000 fine for breaching Covid safety regulations.
Fines were also issued to eight other venues as inspectors from Liquor and Gaming NSW, SafeWork NSW and NSW Fair Trading visited 410 licensed venues and other hospitality premises last weekend.
Most of the breaches related to not having a Covid-19 Safety Plan, non-compliant record keeping and a lack of appropriate physical distancing.
Executive Director of Compliance, Peter Dunphy, says it’s reckless that that any business would put the community at risk of Covid infection and jeopardise people’s jobs and livelihoods.
“It beggars belief that anyone would want to eat, drink and mingle, shoulder to shoulder with others during a pandemic,” he said.
“Pubs, clubs, bars, casinos, cafes and restaurants are high risk for Covid transmission. They are subject to public health order conditions specifically designed to keep them open and keep our communities safe.
“The measures have not been taken in vain – they are vital protections for workers and customers.”

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