TWO popular Hamilton hotels in Newcastle have confirmed a coronavirus case attended the venues during Friday night trade last week.
The Bennett Hotel became the fourth Newcastle venue in a week to close for deep cleaning, following the closure of the Lambton Park Hotel, Wallsend Diggers and Hotel Jesmond earlier this week.
About 8am on Thursday the nearby Greenroof Hotel confirmed health authorities advised its owners they had also hosted the case.
Bennett patrons have been advised the positive case attended the pub between 5.30pm and 10pm on Friday, July 31.
The Greenroof said its case attended between 10pm and midnight on the same evening.
"If you were at The Bennett during this period, you will receive a call from the NSW Department of Health today informing you of the necessary testing and self-isolation requirements," the pub said in a statement.
"Although we do not have a lot of information at hand presently, we will make sure to pass on any relevant information as soon as possible."
The Greenroof said that while it would be allowed to reopen after professional cleaning was complete, doors would stay shut until Friday.
"All of our staff who were on during this time are now oin self-isolation and being tested this morning," the hotel said in a statement.
"If you were at The Greenroof during these times you will receive a call from Hunter New England Health today about getting tested and isolating."
It is unclear whether the case that visited Hamilton was the Sydney construction worker who attended the venues alerted earlier this week that they had been visited on Wednesday and Thursday last week.
It comes less than 24 hours after Hunter New England Health confirmed a St Pius X student caught a bus and played for a Newcastle Jets U15 side before testing positive.
St Pius X High School at Adamstown will be closed for the rest of the week after the student tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
The school said its 1050 students and 140 staff had to self-isolate until they were informed by health officials they were not a close contact.
Hunter New England Health (HNEH) confirmed in a public health alert issued on Wednesday evening that the teenager was also a member of a Newcastle Jets Academy under-15 soccer team that played against the Stanmore Hawks at Arlington Oval in Dulwich Hill on Saturday.
The teenager's teammates and the members of the opposing team are considered close contacts and will be required to isolate for 14 days.
The health service urged anyone who attended the school on Monday to be on the lookout for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if they developed.
The student caught the No.26 school bus from Hamilton to Adamstown at 8.20am on Monday morning.
HNEH said everyone on the bus would be required to isolate for 14 days and seek testing if symptoms developed.