Coronavirus: Sydney gyms on alert after cases linked to Barry’s Bootcamp
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District said it was notified about 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with Barry’s Bootcamp at Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Martin Place.
People who attended the various “classes of concern” between October 30 and November 4 are being contacted by NSW Health.
Anyone who attended any of Barry’s Bootcamp classes between those dates who hasn’t been contacted by NSW Health should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result.
Under the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, gym classes are limited to 20 people.
NSW has hit the long-awaited 90 per cent full COVID-19 vaccination milestone.
As of Monday, 90.12 per cent of the state’s population aged 16 or over were fully vaccinated, with 93.97 per cent having at least one dose.
NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said “it’s pleasing to see high rates of vaccination continue to inch upwards” as the state sets its sights on a 95 per cent full vaccination target.
The ‘lockout’ of the state’s unvaccinated residents ends when that milestone is reached, or by December 15 at the latest.
The state recorded 222 new local cases from 66,680 tests, as well as four deaths, in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday.
Meanwhile, people who swindled support payments meant for NSW businesses and residents hit hard by lockdowns during the COVID-19 Delta outbreak will be pursued by a new strike force.
Service NSW and NSW Police have established Strike Force Sainsbery to investigate fraudulent applications for COVID-19 business support payments.
“Let this be a warning to anyone who made a fraudulent application – it will not be long before we are knocking on your door,” NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said.
“We cannot have those in need miss out on crucial support while greedy fraudsters live it up on the dime of NSW taxpayers.”
Service NSW has paid more than $11 billion in support payments to people impacted by COVID-19, bushfires and floods.
It has so far investigated suspected fraudulent applications worth $15.9 million, which equates to 2.6 per cent of all paid applications.
Another $4.6 million in payments have been blocked from being paid to people gaming the system.
“It is incredibly disappointing that deliberate, coordinated fraudsters have undermined the systems put in place to support the businesses of NSW in one of the most challenging times we have faced,” Service NSW chief executive Damon Rees said.
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