Woolworths, Coles added to Covid list as virus travels 500km

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Several new Covid exposure sites have been identified across NSW, including a bottle shop in a town more than 500km away from Sydney.

On Monday, NSW reported 98 new Covid-19 cases and by the evening contact tracers had identified several places confirmed Covid cases had been.

Among those is a bottle shop in Coffs Harbour, which is some 500km away from Sydney.

"A confirmed case of Covid-19 reported in today’s numbers from Sydney visited venues on the Mid North Coast last week, including Coffs Harbour," Mid North Coast Health said on Facebook.

The Big Banana is seen in Coffs Harbour, Friday, October 27, 2017.
A Covid case travelled to Coffs Harbour while potentially infectious. Source: AAP

"The case was last believed to have been in the area on July 15 and may have been infectious for part of the time.

"NSW Health is undertaking urgent case investigations and further information will be provided as soon as available."

The bottle shop is on the list of "close contact" venues, anyone who visited a close contact venue at the relevant date and time must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. 

The new 'close contact venues and public transport routes include:

  • Ampol Foodery, Padstow, Tuesday July 6 from 3.45pm to 4pm

  • Hoey Moey Bottleshop (Bottlemart), Coffs Harbour, Thursday July 15 from 3.55pm to 4.10pm

  • Free Choice Fairfield Forum, Fairfield, Saturday July 17 from 9am to 4pm

  • Al Sultan Butchery, Lakemba, all day Friday July 9 and all day Saturday July 18

  • 702 Bus, Seven Hills, from Best Road before Mackenzie Boulevard to Seven Hills Plaza, Prospect Highway, Monday July 12, 1.01pm to 1.05pm

  • 702 Bus, Seven Hills, Best Road opposite Alice Street to Best Road opposite Mackenzie Boulevard, Monday July 12, 3.21pm to 3.24pm

NSW Health has also identified new casual contact venues, including several supermarkets.

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

"If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure," NSW Health said. 

"Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result."

NSW recorded 98 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. Source: AAP
NSW recorded 98 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. Source: AAP

The new casual contact venues and public transport routes include:

  • 7-Eleven, Burwood, Saturday July 10 from 3.25am to 3.35am

  • Woolworths Glenrose, Belrose, Saturday July 10 from 8.30am to 8.40am

  • Aldi Liverpool, Liverpool, Monday July 12 from 9.15am to 9.45am

  • Coles Mt Druitt Westfield, Mt Druitt, Monday July 12 from 8.20am to 9.20am and Tuesday July 13 1.25pm to 2pm

  • All Parts Auto, Smithfield, Wednesday July 14 from 8.15am to 9.15am

  • JB HiFi Stockland, Wetherill Park, Thursday July 15 from 2.45pm to 3.10pm

  • Chemist Warehouse Parramatta, Parramatta, Wednesday July 14 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and Thursday July 15 from 10.30am to 11am

  • newsXpress, Crows Nest, Thursday July 15 from 12.35pm to 12.45pm

  • Metro Petroleum Fairfield on Hamilton Road, Fairfield, Thursday July 15 from 2.15pm to 2.25pm

  • Vodafone, Stockland Wetherill Park, Wetherill Park, Thursday July 15 from 2.40pm to 3pm

  • Optus, Stockland Wetherill Park, Wetherill Park, Thursday July 15 from 2.30pm to 3.10pm

  • Fairfield Forum Market, Fairfield, Friday July 16 from 10am to 12pm

  • Woolworths Fairfield Heights, Fairfield Heights, Saturday July 17 from 12pm to 12.30pm

  • Coles. Express, Wallsend, Saturday July 17 from 2.45pm to 3pm

  • Khan's IGA, Wakely, Friday July 9 from 5pm to 5.45pm

  • Aldi Hoxton Park, Hoxton Park, Sunday July 11 from 3.45pm to 4.30pm

  • Coles Fairfield Forum, Fairfield, Wednesday July 14 from 12.15pm to 12.35pm

  • Chemistworks Wetherill Park, Wetherill Park, Thursday July 15 from 2.15pm to 2.30pm

  • Paddy's Market Flemington Fruit and Vegetable Section, Homebush West, Friday July 16 to 5am to 7.30am

  • Sinbad Market, Fairfield, Friday July 16 from 12.30pm to 1pm

  • T3 Line, from Bankstown to Berala, Sunday July 11 from 5.29pm to 5.40pm

  • T2 Line, from Lidcombe to Central, Tuesday July 13 from 6.18 to 6.49pm

  • T2 Line from Redfern to Lidcombe, Tuesday July 13 from 9.23pm to 9.46pm

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

Anyone in NSW with the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received.

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