Spike in sick feared

FEARS of a spike in community transmitted cases of Covid-19 have hit Canterbury League Club after recent visits by someone who tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who was at the League Club between 11pm and 1am on July 4, is urged to self-isolate and get tested after a visit by someone linked to an alleged cluster of cases centred around the Crossroads Hotel at Casula.
Among the hundreds of NSW residents forced into 14-day self-isolation by the outbreak after his parents visited Crossroads this month, is Bulldogs centre Jake Averillo who won’t be able to train or play with his teammates until at least July 19.
A NSW Health spokesperson said it was essential people took the risk of transmission “very seriously” and urged anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms – including a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fever – to self-isolate and arrange to be tested as soon as possible.
NSW businesses are also being urged to follow safety warnings and public health orders, including downloading a Covid Safety Plan from, or risk a penalty of up to $55,000.
Urging businesses and the community not to be complacent, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there were “no more excuses”.
“Whether it’s a café, construction business, cinema or sports club, all organisations must ensure the safety of staff and customers,” she said.
Since the pandemic began, 27,606 Covid-19 tests have been done in the Inner West LGA, with 76 confirmed cases – 36 acquired overseas, 24 locally acquired from a known source, 15 from an unknown local source, and one from interstate. However there was just one positive Covid-19 test in the LGA this month and it was acquired overseas.