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Western Sydney gym closes after member records positive Coronavirus test

Western Sydney gym closes after member records positive Coronavirus test
July 12, 2020

A gym at Casula in in Sydney's south-west has been forced to temporarily close after a member tested positive for COVID-19.

Located just a kilometre away from the Crossroads Hotel in Casula - the centre, since 4th July, of a Coronavirus outbreak - Planet Fitness Casula had to close today (12th July) for a deep clean.

Advising members of the occurrence, a notice urged them to get tested for COVID-19.

The notice (published in full below) advised “the member has not been at the club since Friday, 10 July and is in quarantine.

"Additionally, our team members are in self-quarantine as instructed by their doctor, as a precaution because of contact with the patient.

"Currently, the team members are reporting no symptoms."

As of today, NSW Health has reported a total of nine people who had tested positive for COVID-19 with a link to the Crossroads Hotel.

As of this afternoon, Planet Fitness Casula advised that it was closed indefinitely due to the positive case.

Its statement added “please keep in mind that this is an evolving situation and we encourage you to consult your health professional for any individual questions.

"At this time we are taking the precautionary measures of closing this location. These precautionary steps will allow us to work with city agencies and other professionals to best ensure the uncompromised safety of our members, team members and neighbours."

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