Covid alert for IKEA and major Sydney shopping centre

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Several new Covid exposure sites across Sydney have been added to NSW's growing list amid an outbreak linked to the eastern suburbs.

Among the new exposure sites are IKEA in Tempe, Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet in Drummoyne and Bondi Junction Westfield.

A total of three Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday, one which was reported on Friday and included in Saturday's numbers and one which will be reflected in Sunday's numbers.

A woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s both visited the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre where they had fleeting contact with a confirmed case, with the man's case reported yesterday.

A man in his 30s who tested positive overnight also visited the Westfield shopping centre. 

Everyone who was at Bondi Westfield on June 12 between 11am to 12pm and June 13 between 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 4.30pm. Source: Getty Images
People who visited Bondi Westfield are on alert. Source: Getty Images

NSW Health has asked anyone who had visited Bondi Junction Westfield on Saturday June 12 between 11am to 12pm and Sunday June 13 between 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 4.30pm to get tested for Covid-19, regardless if symptoms are present or not.

"People who do not have symptoms do not need to isolate, but until they return a negative test are strongly urged to wear a mask in all public indoor spaces, avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, particularly attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields," NSW Health said in a statement. 

"If you can work from home, please do so."

Anyone who has visited The Broken Drum cafe in Fairy Meadow on Friday June 18 between 10.20am to 10.40am is considered a close contact.

Close contacts must call call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until further advice from state health authorities is received.

NSW Health have identified new Covid exposure sites, along with several train services which are of concern in Sydney.

NSW Health have identified several new exposure sites, including IKEA at Tempe and train lines. Source: AAP
NSW Health has identified several new exposure sites, including IKEA at Tempe and train lines. Source: AAP

The new 'casual contact' exposure sites and train lines are:

  • Plants Plus, Pennant Hills, on Saturday June 12 between 12.30pm an 12.45pm

  • Flower Power Garden Centre, Glenhaven on Saturday June 12 between 2pm and 2.30pm

  • Stocklands Merrylands Shopping Centre, Merrylands on Monday June 14 between 1pm and 3pm

  • Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet, Drummoyne on Tuesday 15 June between 10am and 2pm

  • IKEA, Tempe, on Wednesday June 16 between 10am and 12.00pm

  • Decathlon, Tempe on Wednesday June 16 between 12pm and 12.30pm

  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line, from Newtown Station Platform 1 to Central Station Platform 17 on Sunday 13 June departed approx. 2.55pm, arrived approx. 3.01pm

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line, from Central Station Platform 24 to Bondi Junction Station Platform 2 on Sunday June 13 departed approx. 3.05pm or 3.11pm, arrived approx. 3.23pm or 3.26pm

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line, from Bondi Junction Train Station Platform 1 to Central Train Station Platform 25 on Tuesday June 15 departed approx. 8.03am, arrived approx. 8.15am

  • T8 Airport & South Line from Central Station Platform 23 to Campbelltown Station Platform 3 on Tuesday 15 June, departed approx. 8.18am, arrived approx. 9.16am

  • T8 Airport & South Line from Campbelltown Station Platform 2 to Central Station Platform 21 on Tuesday 15 June, departed approx. 1.18pm, arrived approx. 2.14pm

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line from Central Station Platform 24 to Bondi Junction Station Platform 2 on Tuesday 15 June, departed approx. 2.19pm, arrived approx. 2.33pm

Anyone who attended any of the above venues or train routes is deemed a casual contact and must get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

The full list of exposure sites in NSW can be found here.

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