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Covid-19 Australia: Sydney virus exposure list grows with Bondi hotspots

Two busy Fitness First gyms and a Merivale pub have been added to Sydney's ever-growing list of coronavirus exposure sites.

The list of new venues flagged by NSW Health late on Thursday night are all located in the Covid-ravaged eastern suburbs.

Earlier today the state recorded 11 new cases, bringing the total number of infections linked to the Bondi cluster to 36. 

Anyone who attended the the Royal Hotel in Bondi on Sunday June 20 between 7:50pm to 9:30pm must now tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result

NSW Health issued the Westfield Bondi Junction Fitness First Platinum with an alert for anyone who attended on Monday June 21 from 9:45am to 1:45am

One Sydney's favourite watering holes, the Royal Hotel in Bondi was added to the list.

Anyone who attended the Justin Hemmes' Merivale pub on Sunday June 20 between 7:50pm to 9:30pm must now tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

It's the same unfortunate story for anyone who visited the Lyfe Cafe in Bondi on Wednesday 

NSW Health issued the Westfield Bondi Junction Fitness First Platinum with an alert for anyone who attended on Monday June 21 from 9:45am to 1:45am.

The same alert was sent out to the nearby 

Pictured: Michel's patisserie double bay

Meanwhile, three venues in Double Bay were also visited by a Covid-positive case. 

Famed Sydney salon boss Joh Bailey warned more than 1,000 customers and staff at his flagship outlet have been exposed to coronavirus by an infected hairdresser.

Anyone who attended the Joh Bailey hairdresser from Tuesday June 15 to Wednesday 23 - at all times - is considered a close contact. 

Skin Medi Spa and Wellness, in the same complex is under a similar order with anyone who visited from Wednesday June 16 to 23 Wednesday - at all times - urged to isolate and get tested immediately.     

Michel’s Patisserie, also in Double Bay was the final venue added on Thursday, with anyone who went to the cake shop on Tuesday June 22 between 1:30pm to 2pm, considered a close contact.

Famed Sydney salon boss Joh Bailey warns more than 1,000 customers and staff at his flagship outlet in Double Bay have been exposed to coronavirus by an infected hairdresser

The hairdresser, who lives in western Sydney, worked three consecutive nine-hour shifts at the salon from Thursday June 17 to Saturday June 19 

Mr Bailey told Daily Mail Australia earlier today, that the ramifications of one staff member testing positive to Covid 19 was 'unbelievable'.

'We have over 1,000 customers and staff this has affected… who have to isolate,' he said.

The infected hairdresser is one of two super-spreader events in Sydney sending thousands of residents into isolation after being exposed to the highly-infectious Indian Delta variant.

The other event was a dinner on Monday night at Christo's Pizzeria in the city's trendy inner-eastern suburb of Paddington where NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall was infected by another customer, and then attended a National Party Budget dinner on Tuesday night in Parliament House. 

As Joh Bailey's salon underwent a deep clean on Thursday – which he described as scenes resembling the Met Gala – Mr Bailey said the focus was on staff and customer health.

'We are allowed to re-open, of course, but because all or most of our staff have to isolate - that's the problem we have right now.'

Mr Bailey is one of Australia's most sought-after hairdressers who has been at the top of his game for three decades.

His client list that reads like a who's-who of TV stars, socialites, politicians, business elite - and once even gave Princess Diana a makeover on her seminal 1983 Australian tour.

They including former WAG Phoebe Burgess and former Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerley, and actresses Elle Macpherson, Linda Evangelista, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, and Judy Davis. 

NSW Health officials contacted the salon on Wednesday morning to alert it to the positive case, and management closed the doors immediately.

The hairdresser, who commuted from the city's west for work each morning, has since infected three customers - with hundreds of others in isolation with fears it could lead to a massive outbreak.

'We wish to express our deepest gratitude to NSW Health for their incredible efficiency and support during the ongoing Covid-19 NSW outbreak,' Mr Bailey wrote on Instagram.

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