COVID-19 Round Up 167

18 December 2020

18 December 2020

COVID-19 NSW Health alert

There is an outbreak of COVID-19 in NSW.

The following areas have been identified as “High Community Transmission Zones” in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 23)(COVID-19) Direction 2020.

The following areas are High Community Transmission Zones:

  • Northern Beaches Council

and the suburbs of

  • Penrith
  • Lavender Bay

If you have been in these High Community Transmission Zones since 11 December you must:

  • self-quarantine immediately at a suitable location for 14 days.
  • get a COVID-19 test immediately, on day 5 and again on day 12 of the self-quarantine. Some people may be asked to have additional tests.
  • wear a mask when you seek testing and advise testing staff they have visited one of the NSW Health locations of concern.
  • even if you return a negative test result, you must remain in quarantine for the full 14 days.
  • people who live with you and/or travelled with you also need to self-quarantine immediately until they receive further advice from SA Health.
  • call the Communicable Disease Control Branch on (08) 7425 7166 (8.00 am – 8.00 pm), even if you have already spoken to an interstate health authority.

The following locations have been identified as “Prohibited Locations” in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 23)(COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Prohibited locations

Any person who is not currently South Australia who has been in one or more of the prohibited locations at the listed dates/times is not permitted to travel to South Australia at this time, unless they meet one of the Essential Traveller criteria.

Avalon Bowlo (bowling club)

  • Sunday 13 December 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 15 December 3pm to 5pm

Avalon Beach RSL Club

  • Friday 11 December 2020 (all day)

Anyone currently in SA who was at one of the above locations must self-quarantine immediately and call the Communicable Disease Control Branch on 7425 7166 (8am – 8pm).

Other areas of concern

Anyone who has visited the locations on the date and time listed on the NSW Health website under the Monitor for symptoms heading, should seek testing immediately, even if you do not have any symptoms, and isolate until you get your results.

You do not need to self-quarantine if you receive a negative test result, but you should monitor for symptoms and get re-tested immediately if symptoms appear.

People who have recently returned from NSW should monitor the NSW Health website for the latest updates.

For general enquiries relating to COVID-19, call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.

More information, including the new Cross Border Travel Direction, will be available shortly at

South Australian COVID-19 update

  • 0 new cases today
  • 23 active COVID-19 cases
  • 1,868 tests yesterday
  • 778,385 tests in total
  • 563 confirmed cases in total
  • 559 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Further information

SA Health is your trusted source for information on COVID-19. For more information visit our website and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

SA.GOV.AU is a dedicated COVID-19 gateway, linking to relevant information on state and federal government websites.

View previous COVID-19 Updates.