Woolworths, Priceline, petrol stations on alert amid Covid outbreak

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The list of exposure sites continues to grow as NSW struggles to get a handle on its latest coronavirus outbreak.

NSW Health has warned people to get tested if they visited some venues, while others will be plunged into 14 days quarantine. 

A number of Woolworths stores have been added to the list, while another site has emerged in Coffs Harbour, some 500km from Sydney, after a confirmed case was identified in the Mid North Coast last week

The outide of the Woolworths supermarket at Chester Square Shopping Centre.
Woolworths at Chester Square Shopping Centre has been added to the list of exposure sites. Source: Google Maps

Anybody who visited the following sites are now considered close contacts and NSW Health is advising people who attended the following venues at the specific times to get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days from the exposure date regardless of the result. 

New close contact venues include: 

  • The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, on July 15 between 3.55pm and 4.20pm

  • Taste Baguette Glenrose, Belrose, on July 13 between 8.10am and 8.20am and July 14 between 10.30am and 11am

  • Woolworths at Glenrose Shopping Village, Belrose, July 14 between 10.30am and 11am

  • Lawrence Dry Cleaners, Belrose, July 14 between 10.30am and 11am

  • Woolworths at Chester Square Shopping Centre, Chester Hill, July 15 between 4.45pm and 5.05pm

  • Royal Carwash, Greenacre, July 10, July 11, July 12, July 13, July 14 and July 16 between 9am and 5.30pm

  • MW Toolbox, St Peters, July 14 between 2.15pm and 3.30pm

  • Agha Juice, Merrylands, July 15 between 8pm and 9pm

NSW has also added to the expanding list of casual contact sites, with people who visited those venues at the specified times required to get tested immediately and isolate until they return a negative result. 

New casual contact venues include: 

  • Valley Fresh, Green Valley, July 17 between 2.45pm and 3.20pm

  • Shell Coles Express, Hoxton Park, July 14 between 11am and 11.20am

  • Caltex, 60 Glen Street, Belrose, July 18 between 4.20pm and 4.40pm

  • Priceline, Dapto, July 16 between 2.15pm and 2.45pm

  • Woolworths at Glenrose Shopping Village, Belrose, July 16 between 5.55am and 4.30pm, July 17 between 5.55am and 3.10pm and July 18 between 5.55am and 4.30pm

NSW Health is urging people to stay up to date with exposure sites being added to the list, which has been growing since the outbreak emerged last month. 

The state reported 78 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, a drop from the 98 announced on Monday.

A street view of a Priceline Pharmacy in Dapto.
Priceline customers in Dapto are also on alert. Source: Google Maps

Of the new cases however, 29 were in the community for the entirety of their infectious period. A further 11 were partly in the community while infectious.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian issued a call to those in the Canterbury-Bankstown local council area to come forward for testing, while there was added concern around Hurstville and Kogarah.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said she was "concerned about the emerging risk" in those areas.

To check the list of exposure sites visit the NSW Health website

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