Breaking: Thousands of people are likely directly exposed to a active case of Coronavirus in south west Sydney.

The outbreak at the Crossroads Hotel could lead to a huge spike in community transmission in New South Wales if people who were there don’t stay home.

An 18-year-old staff member is now one of six people to have been connected to an outbreak at the hotel.

At least 600 people were at the Crossroads Hotel and Bistro on July 3 2020. Hundreds more could have been exposed in the days after.

“We will all go down the path of Victoria,” if people who attended the Hotel didn’t self isolate for 2 weeks and get tested.

On Saturday two people — a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s — who attended the Crossroads Hotel in Casula last Friday night had this week tested positive for COVID-19.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the woman was from Liverpool and tested positive one week later, and the man was from the Blue Mountains. He said they did not know each other.

“NSW Health has been in contact this afternoon with the management of that particular hotel, and has asked them — in fact directed them, to close and provide all necessary details,” he said.

“I suspect that particular hotel is quite a popular hotel and I understand it would have been pretty full.”