Woolworths and Aldi customers are being urged to get tested for Covid immediately and isolate, following the outbreak of cases on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Among the places visited by confirmed Covid cases are two Woolworths stores and an Aldi, all on the Northern Beaches.
Customers who visited the Woolworths on Park Street in Mona Vale on 13 December between 12pm and 12.30pm should get tested immediately and await negative results in isolation.
As should shoppers who were at Woolworths on Old Barrenjoey in Avalon on Sunday 13 December between 12pm to 5pm, Monday 14 December between 5pm to 5.30pm and Tuesday 15 December between 12pm to 12:30pm.
Aldi customers who were at the Mona Vale store on Bungan Street on 13 December, between 12.45 and 1.30pm also need to get tested and isolate until they receive negative test results.
Woolworths said on its website both the Mona Vale and the Avalon stores remain open.
Currently, the Northern Beaches cluster is currently at 17, and several businesses and venues have been listed by NSW Health, after being visited by confirmed cases.
Ten more cases were announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Friday morning.
Northern Beaches residents are being asked to stay at home as much as possible over the coming days to assist with contact tracing and prevent potentially spreading the virus.
“This includes working from home where possible, not visiting aged care facilities or hospitals unless essential, avoiding unnecessary gatherings and high-risk venues such as clubs, restaurants, places or worships and gyms, and avoiding unnecessary travel outside of the Northern Beaches area,” NSW Health said.
Ms Berejiklian warned all of Sydney’s residents to be on high alert, as it is expected there will be more cases in the coming days.
While contact tracers are working to uncover the source of the infections, customers have stripped supermarket shelves bare due to panic buying.
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