A public health alert has been issued for seven shops and restaurants in Sydney’s southwest as authorities work to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in the hotspot.

NSW Health says people infected with COVID-19 visited Woolworths Oran Park on September 30, October 8 and October 9 between the hours of 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

“Anyone who attended …. is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop,” the department said.

The same alert applies to anyone who shopped at Prasadi Nepali Emerald Hills at Raby on October 2, Aldi Leppington on October 2, Fantastic Furniture at Campbelltown on October 9, Bunnings at Gregory Hills on October 6 and IKEA at Tempe on October 7 or went to Emerald Hills McDonalds at Leppington on October 2.

The critical times are available on the department’s website.

A pop-up clinic for COVID-19 testing has been set up at Julia Reserve Community Centre in Oran Park and authorities are urging people to get tested.

Just 8609 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday when the state recorded seven new locally transmitted cases and another six in hotel quarantine.

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On Tuesday, the NSW government announced COVID-19 hospitality restrictions would be eased from Friday with up to 500 people allowed to attend open-air concerts as long as they stay seated and four metres apart.

Restrictions for outdoor dining venues will also be relaxed, allowing one patron per two square metres as long as venues use an electronic QR code to record patrons’ contact details.

AAP

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