Coronavirus case closes Fitness First St Leonards in Sydney’s north

Another Fitness First gym in Sydney has been closed after a confirmed case of coronavirus.

The gym in St Leonards was cleaned on Thursday after it was notified of a confirmed case that attended the club on July 27 between 9am and 10.30am.

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“Fitness First can confirm it has temporarily closed its St Leonards club following advice today from the NSW Health Department that an individual who had visited the club on the 27th July recently tested positive for COVID-19,” a Fitness First spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au.

“The club is currently undergoing a process of deep cleaning in addition to the increased daily cleaning that has been taking place since the club reopened in June.

“Fitness First St Leonards has followed all the NSW Health recommendations and guidelines in relation to this matter, including providing them with the details of all members, visitors and staff who are required to self-isolate as a result of potentially being in contact with the member.”

The gym is the second Fitness First venue to confirm a case of coronavirus this week after the Kings Cross location also confirmed a case.

It comes as 18 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in NSW on Thursday.

Of the new cases, 10 are linked to known sources or clusters, two are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and six are under investigation.

NSW Health has also put a number of areas on alert, asking all residents who live in or have visited the locations in the past two weeks to get tested if even the mildest symptoms of COVID-19 occur.

The areas are:

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

— to 7news.com.au

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