Picton Hotel closed due to Covid-19 concerns

Picture: Ashleigh Tullis
Picture: Ashleigh Tullis

Picton Hotel is closed for cleaning today after a patron tested positive for Covid-19.

The patron tested positive for the virus after visiting the Crossroads Hotel in Casula on July 3.

The individual also attended the Picton Hotel during their infectious period, using the gaming room on July, 4, 9 and 10.

Picton Hotel is currently closed for cleaning.

The NSW Health website states that the five cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel include:

  • a south-western Sydney teenager who worked at the hotel on several days including 3 July
  • a south-western Sydney woman in her 40s who had dinner at the hotel on 3 July
  • a south-western Sydney man in his 40s who had dinner at the hotel on 3 July
  • a Victorian man in his 20s who had dinner at the hotel on 3 July
  • a Sydney man in his 20s who had dinner at the hotel on 3 July

NSW government minister Stuart Ayres said he didn't think the state's virus outbreak was getting out of control, but it was important that Crossroads visitors get tested.

"I think we're in a pretty good place at the moment, but we are at the crossroads," Mr Ayres told Seven's Sunrise on Monday.

"I know it's a pun that everyone wants to use at the moment, but there's probably never been a more symbolically named hotel than where we sit right now.

"This particular hotel is located at the juncture of the M7 and the M5, it's a big traveller's hotel, which is why if anyone's been in that location it's so important that they go and get tested immediately."

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant on Sunday said the original Crossroads case was unknown, with the staff member who tested positive not believed to be the source of the outbreak.

Dr Chant said all visitors and staff should self-isolate for 14 days from their last visit.

"A negative result does not mean you can breach self-isolation," she warned.

NSW Health is urging anyone who attended the Crossroads Hotel at Casula between Friday, July 3 and Friday, July 10 to immediately self-isolate for 14 days after they were last there.

The department is also urging those individuals to attend a clinic for testing, even if they have no symptoms and get retested should any occur.

Those who return a negative test result are also urged to stay in isolation for 14 days.

Testing is available at Liverpool, Campbelltown and Fairfield Hospitals.

The pop-up testing clinic in the carpark of the Crossroads Hotel is open until 5pm today.

Picton Hotel has been contacted for comment.

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