Two Macarthur pubs undergo deep cleaning due to patron testing positive for Covid-19

Picture: Wests Group Macarthur
Picture: Wests Group Macarthur

Wests League Club and the Macarthur Tavern were forced to close their doors and undergo deep cleaning last night.

NSW Health contacted both venues yesterday after a patron tested positive for Covid-19.

Wests Group Macarthur took to the Wests League Club Facebook page to say that a person who tested positive for the virus visited the venue on Friday, July 10 at 8pm and again in the early hours of Sunday morning (between midnight and 2.30am).

"Subsequently we made the decision to close the club from 11:30pm last night," the Facebook post said.

"A deep clean of the premises is presently underway and the club will re-open at midday today (Wednesday, July 17).

"By the time that we re-open, there will have been over 100 man hours of cleaning and sanitising from additional staff and contractors to ensure that our Club is cleaner than it has ever been.

"We are very committed to the safety of our staff, customers, and wider community and will continue to operate under the advice of NSW Health given to us.

"NSW Health is encouraging those with symptoms to get tested and stay home.

"Please stay COVID safe and remember to keep physical distance and sanitise thoroughly and let's work together with NSW Health to stop the spread in our community.

"We are looking forward to welcoming you all back soon."

The Macarthur Tavern also announced via Facebook that a patron who tested positive for Covid-19 visited the pub on Saturday, July 11 between 9pm and midnight.

"We are working closely with NSW health on this case," the post said.

"Our patrons' safety is of utmost concern during these difficult times.

"We have had strict procedure in place to prevent and control the spread of this virus and these procedures will continue to be put into action.

"This morning, the whole venue is undergoing a deep clean by a company that specialises in deep clean sanitising as an extra precaution.

"We are confident that we will be successful in sanitising the venue and stop the spread of the virus. From 3pm today, the venue will be open and safer than ever."

NSW Health advised both venues that there was no requirement for the premises to shut down or for any member of staff or patron to self-isolate.

However any patrons or staff members will need to remain vigilant for any respiratory symptoms and self-isolate should symptoms develop.

The Picton drive-through testing clinic is at Victoria Park, otherwise known as Picton Showground, at 185 Menangle Street, Picton. Open 8.30am-6pm, until Saturday.

Other testing sites include:

- Crossroads Hotel car park, Hume Highway and Camden Valley Way, Casula, open 8.30am-6pm until Thursday, July 16

- Ash Road Sporting Complex, Ash Road, Prestons, open 8am-6pm until Sunday, July 28 (drive-through)

- Moss Vale Showground, 16 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale, open 10am-4pm, Friday, July 17 until Sunday, July 19

- Camden Hospital, 61 Menangle Road, Camden, open 8am-9pm, until July 19

- Narellan Community Centre, 20 Queen Street, Narellan, open 8am-6pm, until Friday, July 17

Check out a full list of testing clinic locations here.