Australia’s most famous swimming pool and a Sydney icon will remain closed until after Christmas following a Covid alert.
The iconic Bondi Icebergs swimming pool will remain closed at least until December 26 after staff were exposed to Covid by a visitor who subsequently tested positive.
The Icebergs club house which overlooks the swimming pool will remain open; however, those who attended the club at the same time as the infected person are advised to get tested.
“We have been informed of a positive case of Covid which presented to the club on Sunday December 19 from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.,” the club said in a statement.
“We advise customers to follow NSW’s advice, watch for symptoms and get tested. “
The pool has been a landmark for over 100 years and boasts international fame for its location overlooking famous Bondi Beach.
NSW recorded another jump in Covid cases on Wednesday, with 3,763 new infections and 302 people hospitalized, 40 of whom required intensive care.
“NSW Health continues to remind everyone to practice safe behaviors against Covid, including advising people to wear masks in places where they cannot physically distance themselves,” NSW Health said in a statement.
“Get tested and stay home if you have milder symptoms. Don’t visit family, friends, or go to social events if you’re feeling unwell.