Woolworths and Westfield among 14 new Covid exposure sites

·News Reporter
·3-min read

More venues of concern have been named by NSW Health as possible places coronavirus has been transmitted.

NSW reported 19 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday with Greater Sydney in lockdown until July 9.

On Tuesday afternoon, the health department identified several venues including 7-Eleven, Big W, Oporto and Woolworths as places visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Pattison’s Patisserie in Bondi Junction Westfield, 7-Eleven at Kensington, Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Domino’s Pizza Rose Bay and Crossways Hotel at Strathfield South have all been named as close contact venues.

A 7-Eleven sign is pictured.
A 7-Eleven at Kensington is among new possible NSW exposure sites. Source: AAP (file pic)

Anyone who went to these places is being told to self-isolate and get tested immediately. They must remain self-isolated for 14 days regardless of the test result.

Westfield Eastgardens also has a number of casual contact sites including the shopping centre’s Woolworths, Kmart, Big W and the children’s playground.

There are now more than 300 locations or transport routes identified as exposure sites.

Exposure sites – self-isolate for 14 days regardless of Covid test result

  • Pattison’s Patisserie, Westfield Bondi Junction – June 21, 2pm-2.30pm

  • 7-Eleven, Kensington – June 22, 12.50pm-1.10pm

  • Bentley Restaurant Bar – June 23, 6pm-9.40pm

  • Domino’s Pizza, Rose Bay – Saturday, 1.25pm-1.40pm

  • Crossways Hotel, Strathfield – Saturday, 3.30pm-5pm

A Woolworths is pictured.
A man in a mask passes Woolworths. Source: AAP (file pic)

Casual contact venues – self-isolate until negative test received

  • Oporto, Bondi Beach – Friday, 10.45am-10.55am

  • Woolworths, Eastgardens Westfield – Friday, 12-12.30pm

  • Big W, Eastgardens Westfield – Friday, 12.30-12.50pm

  • Kmart, Eastgardens Westfield – Friday, 12.55pm-1.15pm

  • Reject Shop, Eastgardens Westfield – Friday, 1.15pm-1.30pm

  • Level 2 food court, Eastgardens Westfield – Friday, 1.30pm-2.15pm

  • Level 3 children’s play area, Eastgardens Westfield – Friday, 2pm-2.25pm

  • Woolworths, Double Bay – Saturday, 7pm-8.15pm

  • Supa IGA, Blaxland – Sunday, 6am-4pm

NSW Covid case numbers will 'bounce around'

Premier Gladys Berejiklian expects case numbers to “bounce around” over the coming days.

While Tuesday saw 19 cases, the weekend had 29 and 30.

The premier said on Tuesday the trend in the past 48 hours was encouraging however there was still potential for a surge in cases.

The state's outbreak which began on June 16 now stands at 149 community cases.

Nine of Tuesday’s 19 cases were infectious in the community.

A general view of Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney, Australia.
People outside of Westfield Bondi Junction last week. Source: Getty Images

The four council areas most vulnerable

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said she hoped this number would significantly drop in the coming days due to the lockdown.

She highlighted the four local government areas that were initially placed into lockdown, stressing those who have entered those areas in the previous two weeks must be extra vigilant for symptoms.

"We are particularly wanting to focus on workers or regular visitors to those local government areas of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and City of Sydney.

"Clearly, during that period there was the chance that you may have inadvertently come into contact with someone who is positive, or there may well have been missing links, missing cases in that area."

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