Woolworths, Aldi and Coles among new Covid exposure sites

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Several new exposure sites have been identified in NSW after the Covid-19 cluster grew by 35 infections on Saturday despite a week of lockdown.

Nine of the new cases were active in the community while infectious and the source of six are under investigation. Twenty-nine of the infections are linked to previously identified cases.

Saturday's daily cases were the highest recorded during the current outbreak.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Source: AAP
NSW recorded 35 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday. Source: AAP

Woolworths, Coles and Aldi identified as exposure sites

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant have urged people to avoid shopping centres and indoor spaces when purchasing essential items during lockdown.

"Please avoid shopping centres or indoor areas, that is where the virus is transmitting," Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Saturday.

NSW Health has identified several new exposure sites, including supermarkets and chemists. Source: AAP/Getty Images
NSW Health has identified several new exposure sites, including supermarkets and chemists. Source: AAP/Getty Images

Just hours after her comments, dozens of new Covid exposure sites were added to the growing list, including several stores and supermarkets.

Woolworths, Coles and Aldi stores have been flagged, as well as a Chemist Warehouse and Parramatta Westfield.

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

New close contact venues include:

  • Bake Bar, Double Bay, Sunday 20 June, 11.00 am to 11.30am

  • Ram's Food, Homebush West, Friday 25 June,11.10am to 12.10pm

  • Service NSW, Botany, Monday 28 June — 8.00am to 5.00pm, Wednesday 30 June — 8.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 1 July — 8:00am to 5.00pm

  • Pharmacy 4 Less, Five Dock, Tuesday 29 June, 10.40am to 10.55am

  • Chemist Warehouse, Five Dock, Tuesday 29 June, 10.30am to 10.40am

  • Woolworths, Mortdale, Wednesday 30 June, 5.30pm to 6.40pm

  • Hop Hung Asian Grocery, Lakemba, Wednesday 30 June, 11.20am to 11.40am

  • Strathfield Plaza Medical Practice, Strathfield, Thursday 1 July, 1.30pm to 2.10pm (please note the day has been updated – previously listed as Monday 28 June)

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

New casual contact venues include:

  • Wing Fat Meat Market, Auburn, Sunday 27 June, 10.00am to 10.10am

  • Chemist Warehouse, Drummoyne, Tuesday 29 June, 10.30am to 10.40am

  • Woolworths Metro, Potts Point, Tuesday 29 June, 6.15pm to 6.30pm

  • Aldi, Bonnyrigg, Wednesday 30 June 6.00pm to 6.30pm

  • The Locker Room, Sydney Olympic Park, Saturday 26 June, 10.00am to 7.00pm

  • Auburn Central Sunshine Fruit, Auburn, Sunday 27 June — 10.00am to 10.30am, Monday 28 June — 3.30pm to 4.30pm

  • David's Asian Food Supermarket, Auburn, Sunday 27 June, 10.10am to 10.20am

  • Hamro Asan Bazaar, Auburn, Monday 28 June, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

  • K.W. Barbeque Shop, Homebush West, Tuesday 29 June, 4.00pm to 4.15pm

  • Di Yuan Asian Groceries, Homebush West, Tuesday 29 June, 4.20pm to 4.30pm

  • Tan Hung Long Supermarket, Homebush West, Tuesday 29 June, 4.30pm to 4.45pm

  • Costco, Casula, Tuesday 29 June, 7.50pm to 9pm

  • Aldi, Lakemba, Wednesday 30 June, 11.30am to 11.45am

  • Country Growers, Parramatta, Wednesday 30 June, 5.35pm to 5.55pm

  • Coles (Westfield), Parramatta, Wednesday 30 June, 5.45pm to 6.05pm

  • Spices of India, Parramatta, Wednesday 30 June, 6.00pm to 6.15pm

Several public transport services have also been identified by health authorities.

New casual contact public transport services include:

  • Route 400N, From Westfield Eastgardens, Bunnerong Rd, Stand A to Anzac Parade after Strachan Street Kingsford, Thursday 24 June, 12:30am to 12:39am

  • Bus 420, From Coward St opposite Lionel Bowen Park, Mascot to Westfield Eastgardens, Bunnerong Rd, Stand A, Thursday 24 June, 2:55pm to 3:05pm

  • T8 Airport/South line service to Revesby, From Central Platform 23 to Mascot Platform 2, Thursday 24 June 8.10am to 8.20am

  • T8 Airport/South line service to Revesby, From Central Platform 23 to Mascot Platform 2, Friday 25 June, 7.55am to 8.10am

  • T8 Airport/South line service to Central, From Mascot Platform 1 to Central Platform 21, Friday 25 June, 12:20pm to 12:30pm

Anyone who was at Bondi Junction Woolworths on June 28 between 9am to 9.15am and Parramatta Westfield on June 30 between 5.30pm to 6.15pm should should monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

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

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