Urgent warning for 47 new Covid exposure sites in Sydney, including a busy Coles, two Kmarts and ten public transport routes – so should you isolate yourself?
- NSW Health released a massive list of 47 new Covid exposure sites on Saturday night
- Sites included busy Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and KMart stores plus pharmacies
- Earlier on Saturday, NSW announced a disturbing 163 cases, up from 136 on Friday
Shoppers who visited nine busy supermarkets are among hundreds of Sydneysiders ordered to be immediately tested and self-isolate as the list of Covid exposure locations in New South Wales grew by a further 47 locations.
New South Wales Health said on Saturday that the new exposure locations include major retailers Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and KMart and the cancer treatment center Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Newtown.
The exposure sites update came after 163 new local Covid cases were announced for NSW on Saturday.
A man’s death was also announced, bringing the total number of Covid deaths in NSW to 62.
Anyone who visited Coles in Hurstville Westfield on Saturday, July 10 between noon and 12:30 pm is considered a close contact.
That means they are urged to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their test result.
The same request is made to anyone who visited T&L Best Meats in Amy Street, Campsie over an eight-day period: between Wednesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 21.
The Darwich Halal Butchery in Lakemba was also a close liaison on Tuesday, July 20 at 11:30 am, as was Enmore’s Cincotta Chemist on Monday, July 19 between 12:15 pm and 12:25 pm.
Anyone who visited Chris O’Brien Lifehouse on Tuesday 20th July between 11:30 and 13:15 should do the same. See the full list of exposure sites to see which areas within the cancer clinic are now considered exposure sites.
The same guidelines apply to anyone who visited OzHarvest in Lakemba around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, Roseland’s Priceline Pharmacy on Tuesday, July 20, and Merrylands’ 333 Medical Center just before noon on Thursday, July 22.
Anyone who has traveled on any of the five North Shore bus routes has also been identified as close contacts, meaning they will also need to be tested and isolated for 14 days regardless of the outcome.
The North Shores routes are 115, 271, 160x, 283 and 166. See the full list of dates for the exact times the routes have been exposed to Covid.
Among the casual contact sites were Woolworths near Prospect and Ashfield; KMart at Wetherill Park and Mount Druitt; IGA at Tregear and Enfield; Coles and Aldi in Fairfield.
Several fruit shops in Sydney were also mentioned as informal contact sites.
Visitors to informal contact sites are instructed to undergo testing and isolation until they receive a negative test result.