It comes as two major shopping centres in Sydney’s west have been deep cleaned after being visited by infected customers.
Two schools on the New South Wales south coast will reopen today after students tested positive for COVID-19, as two major shopping centres in Sydney confirm links to the virus.
It comes as NSW health authorities are scrambling to find the source of the state's biggest school cluster in Sydney's north-west.
Batemans Bay High School and Batemans Bay Public School were forced to close yesterday after two students were confirmed to have coronavirus.
They are due to resume on-campus learning from today.
In a message posted on social media overnight, the principal of the primary school said the community had "have been through a lot".
"As a school we understand that we are in the business of people," Kel Smerdon wrote.
"A group of people who have been through a lot.
"A big thanks to the school team who worked all night and supported us through this event. I appreciate the range of emotions it raises in everyone, but our three values of respect, responsibility and kindness have shone through as we once more stand side by side to face community challenges."
A pop-up coronavirus testing clinic is now open at Hanging Rock to accommodate increased demand.
In Sydney's west, Paramatta Public School will also be closed today after a student tested positive for COVID-19.
The Westfield shopping centre at Parramatta has now been linked to a case, with an infected person visiting the complex on the afternoon of August 5, but NSW Health said in a letter to staff the risk to them and customers was "low".
An infected shopper also visited the nearby Castle Towers shopping centre, in the city's north-west, on August 7 between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
They spent most of their time in the food court on Level 1, a letter to retailers said.
The area has been deep cleaned and the rest of the centre will undergo increased disinfecting.
The Hills region is now the centre of a major COVID-19 cluster, with 17 cases now linked to the Tangara School for Girls at Cherrybrook.
The original source of that outbreak remains a mystery with NSW Health desperately working on contact tracing to prevent a further spread.
An additional pop-up clinic will open from 9am today at the Pennant Hills Community Health Centre as residents rush to get tested for the virus.
Another clinic is also open at the nearby Castle Hill Showground.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-westfield-parramatta-castle-towers-new-cases-as-schools-reopen-after-positive-covid19-cases/2234cc45-dd67-419d-8a93-c3099ce137a1