Police are working with health officials to track the movements of a man diagnosed with COVID-19 which forced the hard lockdown of a Windale apartment complex.

The 52-year-old was fined $1000 on Sunday for breaching the public health order after travelling to Blacktown to visit a friend, where he contracted the virus.

He was taken to the John Hunter Hospital on Tuesday after Police found his condition had deteriorated during a compliance check.

Public Health Physician Dr David Durrheim says it’s feared the man may have had contact with people in the local community while infectious. 

“We are working with Police and with the case to better understand any community exposures that there may have been,” he said.

Dr David Durrheim