A number of Hunter pubs have been closed after a confirmed case of COVID-19 visited the region from Sydney last week.

The man in his 20’s visited Wallsend Diggers, Hotel Jesmond and the Lambton Park Hotel.

The confirmed case visited;

– Hotel Jesmond on July 29 between 7pm and 9pm.
– Wallsend Diggers on July 29 and 30 between 9pm and 11pm.
– Lambton Park Hotel on July 30 between 8pm and 9pm.

Hunter New England Health District is urging anyone who attended the venues to strictly isolate at home for 14 days and be tested for COVID-19.

All venues have undergone a deep clean.

NSW Health says there is no ongoing risk to the community.

Hotel Jesmond remains closed as staff are tested as a precaution.

Wallsend Diggers will re-open today but is now restricted to Members Only and will not allow anyone entry from Victoria or Sydney.

Lambton Park Hotel will remain closed until Wednesday.

NSW Health also announced a second Sydney visitor attended Toronto Court House on July 27, between 7am and 2pm.

Anyone who attended the Toronto Court House at those times should be alert for any symptoms and should even the mildest symptoms develop, they must self-isolate and seek urgent testing for COVID-19.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged the state to wear masks in situations where community transmission is more likely.