Australia Post, Bunnings and Kmart among 380 Covid exposure sites

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There have been more supermarkets and retail outlets exposed to Covid-19 in Sydney’s southwest as the city heads into week three of lockdown.

NSW Health reported 38 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday in its biggest spike since the latest outbreak began.

About 380 sites have been identified in total – including a number of flights and public transport routes.

Signage at an Australia Post outlet in Sydney.
Australia Post at Merrylands is being listed as a close contact venue. Source: AAP (file pic)

On Thursday night, the health department included the Merrylands post office along with Aldi and Kmart.

Anyone who visited the post office on Monday between 2-3pm, Aldi from 1.30-3.30pm and Kmart from 1.30-3.30pm is being asked to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their test result.

A number of casual contact sites including Burwood Kmart, Coles at Westfield Parramatta and Woolworths Metro in Pendle Hill were also added to the growing list.

For a full list of the potential Covid-19 exposure sites across NSW click here.

Bunnings at Bonnyrigg.
Anyone who visited Bunnings at Bonnyrigg on Tuesday around midday is being asked to get tested. Source: Google Maps (file pic)

Exposure sites – self-isolate for 14 days regardless of Covid test result

  • Kathmandu, Burwood – Sunday, 12.35-1pm

  • Mehfil North Indian Cuisine, Westfield Burwood Shopping Centre – Sunday, 1.05-1.1pm

  • Beds R Us, Wetherill Park – Monday, 2.30-3.15pm

  • Oregano’s Lebanese Bakery & Cafe – Monday, 2-2.30pm

  • Sadaqat Supermarket – Monday, 1.30-2pm

  • Australia Post Merrylands – Monday, 2-3pm

  • Aldi Merrylands – Monday, 1.30-2pm

  • Kmart Merrylands – Monday, 1.30-3.30pm

  • Auburn Fresh City Fruit & Vegetables – Monday, 3.30-4.30pm

  • Sahar Market – Monday, 3.30-4.30pm

  • New Star Kebabs – Monday, 3.30-4.30pm

Shoppers leave a Kmart store in Sydney.
Kmart at Merrylands is listed as a close contact site. Source: AAP (file pic)

Casual contact venues – self-isolate until negative test received

  • Country Growers, Parramatta – July 1, 5.30-5.40pm

  • Coles Westfield Parramatta – July 1, 5-6pm

  • JB HiFi Wetherill Park – July 3, 2.30-3.15pm

  • Woolworths Metro, Pendle Hill – July 3, 5.45-6.15pm & July 6, 10.50-11.20am

  • Kmart Westfield Eastgardens – July 3, 4.20-5pm

  • Kmart Burwood – July 4, 11.45am-12.35pm

  • Chemistworks Wetherill Park – July 4, 5.30-6.30pm

  • Merrylands Stockland Shopping Centre – Monday, 1.30-3.30pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Carlingford – Monday, 12.45-1.15pm

  • King Tea, Hurstville – Tuesday, 2-3.15pm

  • Bunnings Bonnyrigg – Tuesday, 1.45-2.15pm

  • The Valley Pharmacy, Telopea – Tuesday, 3-3.30pm

  • Carlingford Court Shopping Centre – 3.15-5.15pm

Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if they appear

  • Emerald Square Burwood – July 3, 12.15-12.45pm

  • Westfield Burwood – July 4, 11.50am-1.10pm

Police increase presence in Sydney's southwest

Police have begun descending on Sydney’s southwest after NSWPF Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon announced a "dedicated police operation" starting from 7am on Friday.

The operation will consist of 100 additional police officers in the south-west of Sydney.

"Our work has been solely dedicated on ensuring community safety," Deputy Comm Lanyon said.

"We have moved across the metropolitan area in order to police areas of concern as they've been raised by (NSW) health."

He said officers have made sure to be visible with the community throughout the lockdown to "educate" people about how they should comply with the health orders.

"Clearly, we are still having members of the community who will not comply," he said.

"Where we haven't been able to achieve compliance, we have enforced those health orders, and whilst obviously we continue to wish to get compliance, we will enforce as necessary."

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