People have been warned not to go to pharmacies if they are feeling sick and can't see a doctor.
The warning follows a growing number of pharmacies, including at Sutherland, Sylvania and Ramsgate, being listed as venues where COVID cases have visited.
Anyone who attended the pharmacies at the times listed must monitor for symptoms and if they occur get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result:
"If you have [COVID] symptoms at all, don't go to your pharmacy," Health Minister Brad Hazzard said at the state government COVID briefing on Thursday.
"I know some GP practices exercise extreme caution and tell people not to come, so community members are heading off to the pharmacy.
"That's not what you should be doing.
"You should be staying home and getting tested."
Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant said a number of COVID cases had sought health care at pharmacies and GPs.
People should ring ahead and they would be assisted in getting care, she said.
Dr Chant reiterated that Roselands, Sutherland Shire and the Georges River and Bayside council areas were "areas of concern" and called for more people to be tested.
NSW recorded 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on wednesday night.
Of these cases, 40 are linked to a known case or cluster - 27 are household contacts and 13 are close contacts - and the source of infection for 25 cases remains under investigation.
Twenty-eight cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of one case remains under investigation.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she suspected tomorrow's figures would "bounce back up".
She urged people to observe the stay-at-home directions and "to stay the course".
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