COVID-19 safety update – August 5

August 6, 2020

Link Housing is taking steps to remain vigilant and keep our staff, tenants, clients and the community safe during this pandemic.

As a registered COVID Safe business, we take the health and well-being of our tenants and staff very seriously and are closely monitoring the NSW Health advice and following government guidelines.

While our offices remain open, we encourage you to contact us via phone, email or through our website for help. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please don’t visit our offices without contacting us first: — Do you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
— Do you or anyone in your household have flu-like symptoms?
— Have you been asked to self-isolate?
— Have you returned from overseas in the last 14 days? — Have you travelled interstate in the last 14 days?
— Have you been in close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

If you need to visit one of our offices, please note an appointment is required and a staff member will ask the questions above.

At our offices we are enforcing social distancing guidelines and conducting health checks. Please cooperate with Link Housing staff members on duty.

Latest health advice on face masks

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant strongly recommends wearing a face mask:

  • if it is hard to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from others
  • on public transport
  • in supermarkets and shops
  • in places of worship
  • in indoor venues with a higher risk of transmission, where practical
  • if working in cafes, restaurants pubs and clubs and other venues with a higher risk of transmission.

Wearing a mask in any of these settings is not mandatory but is highly recommended, especially in areas where there has been community transmission.

Tenant Home Visits and Repairs

Link Housing has now resumed our regular tenant home visits which were paused from late March to mid-July.

We continue to take strict safety precautions, following Government health guidelines, and giving tenants the right to defer a visit from their Housing Manager if they prefer.

We are mindful that some of our clients are vulnerable and have health issues. Our Housing Managers therefore check with each and every tenant before confirming a Home Visit.

As part of the ‘check before confirming a Home Visit’, staff will ask a series of questions to determine any risk factors and your comfort level with a visit. At this time, you can also request that staff wear masks or other Personal protective equipment (PPE) when they visit. Our staff are provided with adequate PPE for single use.

Link Housing has followed similarly strict protocols in prioritising ongoing repairs and maintenance services for our tenants over the past few months. We will continue to do so. Where urgent repairs are required, we will work with tenants to ensure their safety.

If you are a Link Housing tenant and have any concerns about the above, please contact us on 9412 5111 or email

Have you visited any of these hot spots?

We also advise of the COVID hot spots in Sydney and urge you to follow these instruction if you have visited any of the following places.

However, for the most up to date information, please visit:

Link Housing will only providing information on hot spots every so often.

St Brendan’s Catholic Church
6:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 16 July
St Brendan’s Catholic Church
10am to 11am Funeral on Saturday 18 July
Batemans Bay:
Soldiers Club
Friday 10 July, Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July to Friday 17 July
Tan Viet Noodle House
12pm to 2pm on Thursday 23 July
Plus Fitness
9am to 10am on Saturday 11 July
 Crossroads Hotel
Friday 3 July to Friday 10 July
Planet Fitness 
Saturday 4 July to Friday 10 July
Fairfield East
Ausia Funeral Services
 1pm to 8pm on Friday 17 July 
Hotel Jesmond
7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 29 July
Lambton Park Hotel
8pm to 9pm on Thursday 30 July 
Harris Park:
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
5:30pm Mass on Wednesday 15 July 6pm Mass on Thursday 16 July 1:30pm Funeral and 6pm Mass on Friday 17 July
Anytime Fitness Gym
8:30pm to 10:30pm on Tuesday 14 July
Mount Pritchard:
Mounties, 101 Meadows Road
12:01am to 2:30am Monday 20 July
12:15pm to 5:30pm on Tuesday 21 July
8pm to midnight on Tuesday 21 July
Midnight to 12:30am on Wednesday 22 July
7pm to midnight on Wednesday 22 July
Midnight to 3am on Thursday 23 July
7pm to midnight on Thursday 23 July
Midnight to 3am on Friday 24 July
11am to 3:30pm on Friday 24 July
7pm to midnight on Friday 24 July
Midnight to 3am on Saturday 25 July
(Times and dates updated on 2 August)
Mount Pritchard
Our Lady of Mt Carmel 
7:30am to 8:30am on Sunday July 19
Picton Hotel
Saturday 4 July, Sunday 5 July, Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July
Potts Point:
The Apollo 
Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 26 July
(The period has been extended by two days to include Wednesday 22 July and Sunday 26 July.)
Potts Point: 
Thai Rock Restaurant
Wednesday 15 July to Saturday 25 July inclusive. If you attended this restaurant for two hours or more, get tested for COVID-19 immediately. Self-isolate for 14 days since you were last at this restaurant, regardless of symptoms.

If you attended this restaurant for less than two hours, monitor for symptoms. If symptoms appear,  isolate immediately and get tested. 
St John of God Lawn 
11:30am to 1pm Burial on Saturday 18 July
St Leonards:
Fitness First (excludes patrons who only attended booked fitness classes or only went to the pool)
9am to 10:30am on Monday 27 July
Surry Hills:
Hotel Harry (Harpoon Harry)
2:15pm to 11pm on Sunday 26 July
If you were at this venue for two hours or more in the period from 2:15pm to 11pm, you must self-isolate and get tested and stay isolated for a full 14 days, even if the test is negative. If symptoms develop, get tested again.
Wallsend Diggers
9pm to 11pm on Wednesday 29 July
9pm to 11pm on Thursday 30 July
Wetherill Park:
Thai Rock Restaurant
Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July, Saturday 11 July, Sunday 12 July, Tuesday 14 July

Monitor for Symptoms

If you have been to any of these locations during the time and date indicated you should:

Albion Park: 
C1 Speed Indoor Karting
6pm to 7pm on Saturday 11 July
Albion Park:
2pm to 2:30pm on Wednesday 15 July
An Restaurant
9 to 11am on Thursday 23 July
Mancini’s Original Woodfired Pizza
8pm to 9:20pm on Friday 10 July
12pm to 9pm on Saturday 11 July and 12pm to 9pm on Sunday 12 July
Brighton Le Sands: 
Hurricanes Grill
6pm to 9pm on Saturday 11 July
Tan Viet Noodle House (also known as Crispy Chicken Noodle House) 
 1pm to 2pm, Wednesday 22 July
Bavarian Macarthur
7:30pm to 9pm on Saturday 11 July
Macarthur Tavern
9:15pm on Saturday 11 July to 12:40am on Sunday 12 July
West Leagues Club
8pm on Friday 10 July to 12am on Saturday 11 July and 12am to 2:30am on Sunday 12 July Self-isolate immediately and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible, even if you do not have any symptoms. Stay at home until you get your results. If your test is negative and you develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days, please get tested again.
Frank’s Pizza Bar Restaurant
6pm to 8pm on Sunday 26 July
Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL
6:30pm to 8pm on Monday 27 July
Kmart (Casula Mall)
5pm on Friday 10 July to 12am on Saturday 11 July
Holy Duck! Restaurant
7:15pm to 9.30pm on Friday 10 July
Crows Nest:
10:30am to 11am on Monday 27 July
East Maitland:
Windsor Castle Hotel 
6pm to 8pm on Monday 13 July
Neeta Shopping Centre (including the Soul Pattinson Chemist, Woolworths and Fresco Juice Bar)
Thursday 23 July to Thursday 30 July
Hoxton Park:
Guzman y Gomez
7:30pm to 9:00pm on Sunday 12 July
Malua Bay:
Club Malua
12pm to 1:30pm on Sunday 12 July
Matinee Coffee
8am to 9am on Sunday 26 July
7am to 7:45am on Monday 27 July
Marsden Park:
11am to 2pm on Sunday 19 July
Frankie’s Food Factory (located inside Flower Power Milperra)
1pm to 3pm on Friday 10 July
Mount Druitt
Westfield Mount Druitt
1:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday 18 July
Mount Pritchard
Pritchard’s Hotel, 360 Elizabeth Drive
5pm to 7pm on Friday 24 July
(Time and date updated on 29 July)
Club Narooma
12:30pm to 2pm on Monday 13 July
North Wollongong: 
7pm to 9pm on Saturday 11 July
Love Supreme
5:30pm to 9pm on Tuesday 14 July
The Village Inn
6:30pm to 10pm on Saturday 11 July
Milky Lane
2pm to 3pm on Saturday 11 July
Bankstown YMCA
4pm to 8pm on Thursday 9 July and 8am to 12pm on Saturday 11 July
Rushcutter’s Bay:
Cruising Yacht Club Australia (CYCA)
6pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 23 July
3:30pm to 5pm on Friday 24 July
4pm to 5:30pm on Sunday 26 July
Salamander Bay: 
Fingal Bay Café & Takeaway
17 July between 11:30am to 12 midday
Salamander Bay:
Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
Wednesday 15 July
Salamander Bay: 
Salamander Bay Woolworths
17 July between 2:30pm to closing time, 18 July between 4pm to closing time, 19 July between 12:45pm to closing time, 20 July between 3pm to closing time
Pharmacy for Less 
9am to 10:40am on Sunday 12 July
Toronto Court House (Toronto Drug Court)
7am to 2pm on Monday 27 July
Wetherill Park:
Stockland Mall
Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July, Saturday 11 July, Sunday 12 July, Tuesday 14 July

Increased Testing and Surveillance

With the growing number of cases in the area, NSW Health is again asking all people who live in, or have visited, the following areas in the past two weeks to get tested if they have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat.

  • Bankstown City Plaza
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Cabramatta
  • Carnes Hill shops
  • Mt Pritchard
  • Perisher
  • Potts Point area
  • Prestons
  • Wetherill Park

Do you have any questions or concerns?

Our Customer Service team is here to help you. Please call 9412 5111 or email

Also see our other COVID-19 related blogs:

Your Income And Rent – COVID-19 FAQs For Tenants

Keeping You Informed – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Our Response To Homelessness And Rough Sleeping During COVID-19