Covid exposure sites balloon to nearly 300 as more Sydney venues added

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Covid sites across Sydney have ballooned to almost 300 as more venues are added, including Bunnings, McDonald's, Chemist Warehouse and KFC.

Early on Saturday evening, NSW Health added more close contact and casual contact locations, which are "venues of concern" to its growing list after the state announced 50 new coronavirus infections.

According to the NSW Government website, there are now 287 exposure sites across Sydney.

New close contact venues include:

  • Direct Trade, Shop 1/150 Merrylands Road, Merrylands, Saturday, July 3 from 2.20pm to 2.50pm

  • Freshness 4 Less, 74 Ware Street, Fairfield, Sunday, July 4 from 12pm to 1pm

  • Benedict Recycling, 33-39 Riverside Road, Chipping Norton, Monday, July 5 from 10.50am to 12pm

  • Barbeques Galore, 2/120 Mulgoa Road, Penrith, Tuesday, July 6 from 3pm to 3.15pm

  • Butcher Shed, Moorebank Shopping Centre, Shop 16/42 Stockton Avenue, Moorebank, Tuesday, July 6 from 1pm to 1.15pm

  • Bupa Dental Miranda, 600 Kingsway, Miranda, Wednesday, July 7 from 10.50am to 12.10pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, 18/1 Broadway, Punchbowl, Thursday, July 6 from 9.20am to 9.40am

A map showing the almost 300 Covid exposure sites across Sydney.
Sydney's Covid exposure sites have reached nearly 300 locations. Source: NSW Government

A close contact must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.

Meanwhile several casual contact locations were also added, including Bunnings Padstow on Sunday, July 4 from 3.45pm to 3.55pm; McDonald's Sans Souci on Sunday, July 4 from 3.30pm to 3.35pm; McDonald's Menai on Monday, July 5 from 1.40pm to 2pm; and KFC Menai on Monday, July 5 from 6pm to 6.15pm.

Shoppers at Woolworths at the Carlingford Shopping Centre on Wednesday, July 7 from 4.20pm to 4.40pm, and Aldi Miranda on the same day between 11.45am and 12.15pm have also been classed as casual contacts.

A casual contact must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

For a full list of casual contacts and other venues that have been added, visit the NSW Covid-19 case locations page here.

A Bunnings in Sydney is pictured in a stock image.
A Bunnings in Sydney's Padstow was added to a list of Covid exposure sites. Source: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg via Getty Images, file

Sydney's Broadway shopping centre on Covid alert

Earlier on Saturday, an urgent Covid alert was issued for a major shopping centre in Sydney's inner city with a confirmed case visiting a string of stores including Kmart, Coles, Aldi and JB Hi-Fi.

Broadway Sydney shared an update to its Facebook page on Saturday warning shoppers who visited the shopping centre on Thursday (July 8) from 12pm to 2pm to monitor for symptoms, get tested immediately if they do occur and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

"Today we have been made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 who visited Broadway on Thursday 8 July 2021 from approximately 12:00pm to 2:00pm," the centre said.

Stores visited by the infected person were:

  • Kmart

  • JB Hi-Fi

  • Coles

  • ALDI

  • Harvey Norman

  • Liquorland

"NSW Health is currently risk assessing all stores visited by the customer with health advice to be listed on the NSW Health Website here in due course," Broadway Sydney added in the statement.

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