Covid alert for Coles and KFC upgraded as more venues exposed

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NSW Health has added to the long list of Covid exposure sites and upgraded a Coles and a KFC to "close contact" venues.

The Coles in Kareela and the KFC in Rockdale were both identified as venues of concern across multiple days and times, but health authorities have upgraded the alert.

It comes as 77 new locally-acquired Covid-19 cases were announced on Sunday.

Anyone who is considered a "close contact" must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Pictured is KFC and Coles.
KFC Rockdale and Coles Kareela have now been deemed 'close contact' venues. Source: Google Maps/AAP

New close contact venues are:

  • Coles, Kareela, Friday, July 2, from 5pm to 10pm and Tuesday, July 6 from 5pm to 10pm

  • KFC Rockdale, Tuesday, July 6 from 10am to 4pm and Wednesday, July 7 from 10.30am to 4pm

  • Mrs Fields, Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands, Wednesday, June 30 from 10.30am to 10.45am

  • Greenacre Medical Practice, Greenacre, Monday, July 5 from 11.40am to 1.50pm and Tuesday, July 6 from 12.40pm to 1.45pm

  • St Peters Cafe On Wentworth, Greenacre, Monday, July 5 from 6am to 6.30am

  • Belmore Medical Centre, Belmore, Monday, July 5 from 6.30pm to 7.15pm

  • Commonwealth Bank, Kogarah, Monday, July 5 from 3.05pm to 3.35pm

  • BBQ Galore, Penrith, Tuesday, July 6 from 2.30pm to 3.45pm

Meanwhile casual contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Casual contacts are asked to continue to monitor for symptoms, and isolate and get tested immediately if any develop.

New casual contact venues are:

  • Coles Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands, Wednesday, June 30 from 10.30am to 11am, Thursday, July 1 from 10.30am to 11am, Saturday, July 3 from 7.15am to 7.45am and Monday, July 5 from 10.30am to 11am

  • Stable Talk Cafe, Kensington, Saturday, July 3 from 11am to 11.30am

  • Kmart, Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands, Saturday, July 3 from 10.45am to 11.15am

  • Sushi Hub, Sylvania, Sunday, July 4 from 2pm to 2.05pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Maroubra, Monday, July 5 from 9.55am to 10.30am

  • Aldi, Hoxton Park, Monday, July 5 from 3.30pm to 4pm

  • Your Discount Chemist, Greenacre, Monda, July 5 from 2pm to 2.15pm and Tuesday, July 6 from 1.55pm to 2.05pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Westfield Hurstville, Tuesday, July 6 from 2.25pm to 3.15pm

NSW Health also identified other venues of concern.

Anyone who has been to any of those venues at the indicated times must monitor for symptoms, and get tested immediately and isolate if they appear.

Those venues and times of concern are:

  • Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands, Wednesday, June 30 from 10am to 11am; Thursday, July 1 from 10.30am to 11am and Saturday, July 3 from 7am to 11am

  • The Broadway Plaza Punchbowl, Punchbowl on Thursday, July 8 from 8.50am to 9.50am

  • Broadway Shopping Centre, Ultimo, Thursday, July 8 from 11.30am to 1.30pm

An empty seating area overlooking the Sydney Opera House during coronavirus lockdown.
Sydney will remain in lockdown until at least Friday. Source: AAP

Sydney was meant to emerge from the two-week lockdown this weekend, however the lockdown was extended until July 16 and it is likely it could be extended again.

Health authorities and Premier Gladys Berejiklian have been very concerned about the number of people who were out in their community for their infectious period.

Ms Berejiklian revealed 33 of Sunday's new cases were out in the community while infectious.

"Tomorrow and the few days afterwards will be worse, much worse than we've seen today," she said on Sunday.

She anticipates Monday's numbers will top 100 new daily cases.

"I'll be shocked if it's less than 100 this time tomorrow, of additional new cases," Ms Berejiklian said.

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