McDonald's drive thru among dozens of new exposure sites

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NSW Health has identified dozens of new Covid exposure sites across NSW, including Bunnings, McDonald's, Woolworths and Aldi across Greater Sydney.

Of the new exposure sites is a McDonald's in Punchbowl, where it's suggested an employee worked on the drive-thru while infectious over a 10-hour period.

NSW Health has also updated the advice for the Shell on the Sturt Highway in Hay and the Woolworths in Fairfield Heights.

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

McDonalds in Punchbowl and Bunnings Warehouse in Alexandria are among the new exposure sites. Source: Google Maps
McDonalds in Punchbowl and Bunnings Warehouse in Alexandria are among the new exposure sites. Source: Google Maps

The close contact venues are:

  • Shell, Hay, Sturt Highway, Saturday July 10 from 7.30am to 8am

  • Star, Sweet Patisserie, Fairfield, Sunday, July 11 from 4.20pm to 4.30pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Punchbowl, July 8 from 2.30pm to 3pm

  • Service NSW, Liverpool, Monday July 12 from 10.10am to 10.25am

  • McDonalds (drive thru only), Punchbowl, Thursday, July 8 from 6am to 4pm

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

The casual contact venues are:

  • Bunnings Alexandria, Alexandria, Thursday July 8 from 12.25pm to 12.40pm

  • McDonalds (not drive thru), Punchbowl, Thursday July 8 from 6am to 4pm

  • Coles Edensor Park, Edensor Park, Sunday July 4 from 10.10am to 10.50am and Saturday July 10 from 10.10am to 10.50am

  • Blooms the Chemist, Miller, Monday July 12 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm

  • Aldi Miller, Miller, Monday July 12 from 12pm to 12.30pm

  • Priceline Pharmacy, Merrylands, Monday July 12 from 1pm to 2pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Fairfield, Monday July 5 from 1.45pm to 2pm and Monday July 5 from 12pm to 2pm

  • Krispy Kreme, Liverpool, Saturday July 3 from 1pm to 1.15pm

  • Woolworths Auburn Central, Auburn, Monday July 12 from 8.30pm to 9pm

  • The Boulevarde Pharmacy, Fairfield Heights, Tuesday July 13 from 10am to 11am

  • Sushi Hub, Fairfield Neeta City Shopping Centre, Fairfield, Saturday July 3 from 2pm to 2.30pm

  • Bunnings, Jamisontown, Saturday July 10 from 9am to 10am

  • Coles, Hurstville Westfield, Hurstville, Wednesday July 7 from 5am to 10am, Friday July 9 from 10.30am to 3pm, Saturday July 10 from 12pm to 5pm and Sunday July 11 from 12pm to 5.15pm

  • United Petrol, Vineyard, Sunday July 11 from 12.10pm to 12.30pm

  • Mansours BBQ, Merrylands, Wednesday July 7 from 7pm to 8pm

  • Red Lea, Stockland Merrylands, Merrylands, Saturday July 10 from 2pm to 2.30pm

  • Woolworths, Auburn Central, Auburn, Monday July 12 from 8.30pm to 9pm

  • Terry White Chemist, Revesby, Wednesday July 14 from 10.05am to 10.10am

  • Fairfield Heights Pharmacy, Fairfield Heights, Monday July 12 from 5.30pm to 6pm

  • Speedway Petrol Station, Smithfield, Tuesday July 13 from 11.45am to 12pm

  • Woolworths, Fairfield Heights, Sunday July 11 from 9pm to 9.30pm

NSW Health also identified several public transport routes. All customers on the routes are also considered casual contacts.

The casual contact public transport routes are:

  • T2 Line, from Westmead Station to Auburn Station, Saturday 10 July, departed 8.01am, arrived 8.13am

  • T2 Line, from Auburn Station to Westmead Station, Saturday 10 July, departed 8.51pm, arrived 9.03pm

  • T2 Line, from Westmead Station to Auburn Station, Sunday July 11, departed 8.02am, arrived 8.13am

  • T2 Line, from Auburn Station to Westmead Station, Sunday July 10, departed 8.40pm, arrived 8.53pm

  • T5 Line, From Westmead Station to Auburn Station via Parramatta Station, Monday July 12, departed 7.45am, arrived 8.05am

Anyone who visited the following venues is advised to monitor for symptoms and if they occur, get tested immediately and self isolate until a negative result is received.

Those venues are:

  • Woolworths Riverwood, Riverwood, Monday July 12, 10.55am to 11.10am

  • Aldi Riverwood, Riverwood, Sunday July 11 from 7.45pm to 7.50pm and Monday July 12 from 10.45am to 10.55am

  • Commonwealth Bank, Riverwood, Sunday July 11 from 7.30pm to 7.40pm

  • Coles Oatley, Oatley West, Saturday July 10 from 4.10pm to 4.40pm and Sunday July 11 from 4.25pm to 4.40pm

  • Stockland mall, Merrylands, Saturday July 10 from 2pm to 4pm and Monday July 12 from 1pm to 2pm

  • Café de Casablanca, Sydney, Tuesday July 13 from 1pm to 3pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Bondi Junction, Saturday July 10 from 9.15am to 9.25am

A full list of exposure sites can be found at the NSW Health website here.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (left) speaks to NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant during a COVID-19 press conference in Sydney, Thursday, July 15, 2021.
NSW has recorded 65 new locally transmitted coronavirus cases overnight, 28 of which were infectious during their time in the community. Source: AAP

NSW reported 65 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, though only 29 were in isolation for their infectious period.

Seven of the new cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period and 28 were infectious while in the community. One was under investigation.

"That is a welcome drop on yesterday's numbers, but it comes with a warning in that 28 of those cases were infectious in the community whilst they were obviously out and about," Ms Berejiklian said.

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