Urgent warning for Sydney suburb as several spots added to Covid list

Brianne Tolj
·3-min read

A suburb in western Sydney is on high alert after a confirmed Covid case visited multiple stores including a Woolworths and BWS over several days.

NSW issued the warning to residents of Wentworthville late on Wednesday afternoon after the state recorded four new locally acquired cases.

Among those is a man in his 30s from western Sydney who authorities are unsure where he acquired the virus.

A person wearing a face mask in front of a Woolworths shop. Source: AAP
A suburb in western Sydney is on high alert after a confirmed Covid case visited multiple stores including a Woolworths and BWS over several days. Source: AAP

Anyone who visited the following Wentworthville venues at the same times is considered a casual contact and should get tested for Covid immediately and self isolate.

  • BWS on December 27 from 8.30pm-8.35pm

  • Domino’s Pizza on December 27 from 8.50pm-9pm

  • Merrylans RSL on December 28 from 4pm-6pm

  • Sydney Murugan Temple on January 1 from 12.30-12.46pm and 1.06pm – 1.30pm

The logo of a BWS bottle shop which is owned by Woolworths supermarkets. Source: AAP
Anyone who visited the BSW in Wentworthville on December 27 from 8.30pm-8.35pm is considered a casual contact. Source: AAP

Anyone who visited the Wentworthville venues below is considered as a casual contact and should monitor for symptoms and get tested if they appear.

  • Woolworths on December 30 from 12pm-12.10pm

  • Green Farm Meat NSW Halal on December 30 from 12.10pm-12.15pm

  • Udaya Supermarket on December 30 from 6.30pm-6.35pm

  • Ambeys Big Apple on January 1 from 5.30pm-5.40pm

  • Sri Lakshmi Supermarket on January 1 from 5.40pm-5.45pm

  • Pizza Hut on January 2 from 8.30pm-8.40pm

  • Ambeys Big Apple on January 2 from 8.45pm-8.50pm

  • Udaya Supermarket on January 3 from 6.30pm-6.40pm

  • Udaya Supermarket on January 4 from 6.30pm-6.35pm

  • Swagath Biryani House on January 4 from 6.40pm-6.50pm

NSW has also warned that anyone who went to Sydney Murugan Temple on January 1 from 12.46pm – 1.06pm is considered a close contact and should get tested and isolate no matter of the result.

A general view of The Corso in Manly with a COVID-19 notice.
A number of people walk along The Corso in Manly. Source: Getty

NSW Health: Covid testing is free

NSW Health reminded residents on Wednesday that Covid-19 testing is free, after a private Auburn clinic charged a child's family $120 for a test.

It said reimbursements were being arranged for people who had paid for tests, reiterating that a Medicare card is not needed to be tested.

Authorities want to sustain daily testing levels above 30,000 to make sure there are no undetected chains of transmission.

Some 32,667 people were tested in the most recent 24-hour period, up from 26,391 the previous day.

Pop-up clinics have been set up in Berala and Lidcombe, and the government has implored multicultural community leaders to pass the message on to their communities.

with AAP

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