PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – VENUE OF CONCERN IN NEWCASTLE

We have been notified of a new venue in Newcastle associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Anyone who attended Finnegan’s Hotel (21 Darby Street Newcastle), from 6.30pm Friday 10 December to 2.30am Saturday 11 December is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 7 days.
All household contacts of close contacts must also be tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received by everyone in the household.
This venue was visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19. It is likely some of these cases have the Omicron variant of concern.
We are urgently contacting anyone who attended Finnegan’s Hotel at these times and checked in via the QR code and is directing them and members of their households to immediately get tested and follow public health advice.
We are appealing for anyone who did not check in using the QR code to urgently get tested and isolate, and for the community to ensure other potential attendees are aware of this advice.
Genome sequencing to confirm if the cases have the Omicron variant is underway.
We remind everyone of the importance of maintaining COVID-safe practices with transmission occurring at social events during the festive period.
Everyone should remain vigilant when celebrating with family, friends and colleagues and should not attend any social functions if they have any symptoms.
There are more than 450 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/testing/clinics or contact your GP.