COVID cases linked to Catholic services

A woman who attended St Brendan’s Catholic Church in Sydney

Four confirmed COVID-19 cases have been linked to a woman who attended a number of Catholic services in Sydney’s southwest last week. Source: ABC News.

NSW Health sent out a warning on Friday urging attendees of five services over a four-day period to monitor for symptoms.

The new cases are a couple in their 60s from the north coast and a couple in their 50s and 60s.

NSW Health said those who attended the following services over the four-day period should immediately self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms.

  • St Brendan’s Catholic Church at Bankstown for one hour on July 16 from 6.30pm
  • Ausia Funeral Services at Fairfield East on July 17 between 1pm and 8pm
  • Funeral service at St Brendan’s Catholic Church, Bankstown for one hour on July 18 from 10am
  • Burial service at St John of God Lawn at Rookwood Cemetery on July 18 between 11.30am and 1pm
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church at Mt Pritchard for one hour on July 19 from 7.30am

Health officials said people should continue to self-isolate even if they test negative, and get tested again if they later develop symptoms.

The warning comes after a woman in her 40s from the Fairfield area tested positive on Thursday after attending the services.

Earlier on Friday, three Catholic schools in Sydney’s west closed for deep cleaning after four students tested positive to coronavirus. The schools are Cerdon College in Merrylands, Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Bossley Park and Freeman Catholic College at Bonnyrigg Heights.


Four coronavirus cases linked to Catholic services in Sydney’s south-west, as Thai Rock cluster grows to 60 (ABC News)

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