Anyone who travelled on one specific bus service from Sydney’s Central Station earlier this month has been advised to isolate immediately over COVID concerns.
NSW Health issued a fresh public health alert on Sunday as the state grapples with a resurgence in coronavirus cases.
Individuals on a train replacement service from Central at 11.49pm on October 4, arriving at Strathfield at 12.15am on October 5 must remain isolated for 14 days from the time of travel, regardless of their test result.
Authorities updated the advice that had previously indicated passengers were casual contacts.
The state recorded one new locally acquired infection, a household contact of a previously reported case, in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday.
Five cases were also recorded by overseas travellers in hotel quarantine during the reporting period.
NSW Labor has renewed calls for the government to mandate mask-wearing on public transport after the bus alert was issued.
Opposition leader Jodi McKay says Labor has been calling on the government to make masks mandatory for months.
“If (Transport Minister) Andrew Constance says he’s worried about complacency then maybe he should take a good look at his own lack of action. The buck stops with him and the Premier,” she tweeted on Monday
Transport for NSW has said the department continues to follow the advice of NSW Health by strongly recommending the use of masks on public transport.
“Transport strongly recommends passengers wear masks on public transport,” a spokesperson said last week.
“Masks are an important fourth line of defence against COVID – along with practising good hygiene, staying home if unwell and physically distancing where possible.”
Customers should continue to sit on the green dot to stay COVID safe, the spokesperson said.