Woolworths, Coles added to list of exposure sites amid outbreak

Ash Cant
·5-min read

Western Australia has reported no new locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Sunday however Premier Mark McGowan warned a testing push was needed for Perth and Peel region to come out of lockdown.

New exposure sites have been identified, including Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, an early childcare centre and seven restaurants which have identified as "high risk" locations.

More than two million people are currently under lockdown however the premier said it's still too early to know if restrictions will be lifted at the end of the initial three-day period. 

Anzac Day services were cancelled after Metropolitan Perth and the Peel region went into a three-day lockdown. Source: AAP
Anzac Day services were cancelled after Metropolitan Perth and the Peel region went into a three-day lockdown. Source: AAP

“Right now it’s too early to predict what will happen come Tuesday," Mr McGowan said on Sunday. 

"We need to see more testing completed. Most importantly we need close contacts and casual contacts that is anyone who has visited the exposure locations during the specific times to be tested.

"So please keep doing the right thing. We all work together, it gives us the best chance to come out of lockdown and safely get back to normal.”

He also warned people should "get used to" the idea of further measures continuing past Monday.

The news comes after a man aged in 40s tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday night, hours after the premier announced there were no cases of community transmission.

The case is one of two confirmed cases linked to a 54-year-old man who tested positive for Covid-19 after leaving quarantine at the Perth Mercure Hotel.

It is believed the 54-year-old may have contracted the virus from someone else at the quarantine hotel. 

"As a result, all restaurants where cases have dined-in are of higher risk," WA Health said.

There are now seven restaurants of concern:

  • Joondalup, ThaiThymes, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, on April 22 between 6:45pm and 8:00pm

  • Morley, Kung Fu Kitchen on April 21 between 5pm and 7pm

  • Northbridge, City China Garden on April 20 between 5pm and 8pm.

  • Northbridge, Good Fortune Roast Duck House on April 19 between 5pm and 8pm

  • Northbridge, Fortune Five Chinese Restaurant on April 18 between 5.30pm an 7pm

  • Kardinya, Kitchen Inn, April 18 between 12pm and 2pm.

  • East Victoria Park, Anything La Corner on April 17 between 5:30pm and 8pm

"If you have attended a site listed as requiring 14-days quarantine, you must get tested and complete the full 14-days self-quarantine – regardless of your result," WA Health said.

Daycare, Coles and Woolworths listed as exposure sites

There are also a number of exposure sites which require those who have visited the locations to get tested for Covid-19 and remain in isolation until a negative result is received.

"Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days following your visit," WA Health says. 

"If you experience any symptoms at any time – fever, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste – go to a COVID clinic to be retested."

A Woolworths supermarket is among the list of exposure sites, as are two Coles supermarkets.

A Landsdale early childhood centre is listed three times on the growing list of exposure sites, with WA Health contacting affected families.

Metropolitan Perth and the Peel region went into a three-day lockdown from midnight on Friday after a hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission. Source: AAP
Metropolitan Perth and the Peel region went into a three-day lockdown from midnight on Friday after a hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission. Source: AAP

The list of exposure sites people should be aware of are:

  • Crawley, St Catherine's on Park (Heim building), from the April 18 at 12.01am until April 21 12.01pm

  • Canning Vale, Star Family Medicine Practice on the April 23 between 9am and 11am

  • Alexander Heights, Puma Service Station, 60/200 Mirrabooka Avenue on

  • Landsdale, Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road on April 23 between 5pm and 5.30pm

  • Landsdale, Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road on April 22 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm

  • Joondalup, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre (Target), Joondalup Drive on April 22 between 8pm and 8.30pm

  • Wangara, Dynamic Music Academy, 3/32 Prindiville Drive on April 22 between 5pm and 6.30pm

  • Kardinya, Terry White Chemmart on April 22 between 7.10pm and 8.30pm

  • Applecross, DB Dental, 884 Canning Highway (Sleat Road clinic) on April 22 between 8am and 6pm

  • Landsdale, Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road on April 21 between 4.45pm and 5.15pm

  • Morley, Caltex Woolworths petrol station, carpark of Galleria, 60 Russell Street on April 21 between 6.30pm and 7.30pm

  • Morley, Galleria (Coles and Kmart), Collier Road and Walter Road West on April 21 between 7pm and 9pm

  • Booragoon, Leisurefit Aquatic Centre on April 21 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm

  • Willetton,TS Bakery, 27/45 Burrendah Blvd on April 21 between 3:03pm and 3:06pm

  • Willetton, Southlands Shopping Centre (specifically: Gilbert's Fresh Markets, Coles, BankWest) on April 21 between 3pm and 3.30pm

  • QANTAS domestic terminal (T3 - T4) on April 21 between 11am and 1pm

  • Crawley, St Catherine's on Park – Dining Hall on April 21 between 7am and 9am

  • Bentley, Woolworths - Bentley Plaza, 1140 Albany Highway on April 20 between 11/15am and 12.15am

  • Bentley, Jumbo BBQ Roast Duck House, 1140 Albany Highway on April 20 between 12pm and 12.30pm

  • Landsdale, Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road on April 20 between 4.45pm and 5.15pm

  • Subiaco, Fortune Acupuncture Chinese Medical Clinic on April 19 between 1.30pm and 3pm

  • Kardinya, BP Service Station, 88 Gilbertson Road on April 19 between 11am and 12pm

  • Crawley, St Catherine's on Park – Dining Hall on April 19 between 7am and 9am

  • Mount Pleasant, Brentwood Deli on April 18 between 8.30am and 9.30am

  • Booragoon, Leisurefit Aquatic centre on April 17 between 3.30pm and 6pm

More to come.

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