Coles, food court and shopping complex among latest Sydney exposure sites

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A shopping complex in Sydney’s Inner West has been added to a list of COVID-19 exposure sites across NSW after the Bondi cluster grew to nine.

NSW Health this afternoon said anyone who visited the North Face store at the Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet shopping complex outlet on June 15 between 11.35am and 11.50am must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

A number of stores within the complex at 19 Roseby Street have been listed as Tier One exposure sites.

Anyone who visited the stores at the listed times on Tuesday is deemed a close contact and must get tested and quarantine for 14 days.

The Tier One stores are Country Road and Seed, both between 12.30 and 1pm, and Nike between 12.50 and 1.15pm.

Testing centres have extended their opening hours across Sydney and Wollongong and a new pop-up site has been established as the number of venues visited by potentially infectious COVID-19 cases continues to balloon.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has issued a renewed call for everyone who visited the Westfield at Bondi Junction at any time last weekend to get tested – even if they only went to the carpark.

The Birkenhead Point shopping complex in Drummoyne, where a number of stores have been listed as Tier One COVID-19 exposure sites. (Google Street View)

To encourage more individuals to come forward, Dr Chant said the mandate to isolate after testing until receiving a negative result will not apply to people who went to the Bondi shopping centre but didn’t visit specific venues of concern, unless they develop symptoms.

It comes after health authorities failed to find direct contact between recent cases who visited the centre and infected individuals, leading them to assume they were infected through fleeting aerasol transmission while walking around the centre.

Other locations within the Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet have been deemed Tier Two sites, with anyone who visited them told to get tested and isolate until receiving a negative result.

These locations are the food court and female toilets between 11am and 11.30am and the Chemist Warehouse store between 1.15pm and 1.25pm on Tuesday June 15.

Others announced this afternoon include an Asics store, Estro, the Christensen Copenhagen boutique and the Maje store. See the full list below.

  • Drummoyne – Estro – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 10.15am and 10.40am.
  • Drummoyne – Christensen Copenhagen, Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 10.30am and 11am.
  • Drummoyne – Maje – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 10.45am and 11am.
  • Drummoyne – ASICS – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 11.20am and 11.40am.
  • Drummoyne -Top Juice – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 11.15am and 11.20am.
  • Drummoyne – Bed Bath n Table – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 11.30am and 11.40am.
  • Drummoyne – Icebreaker – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 11.40am and 11.45am.
  • Drummoyne – Adairs – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 11.45am and 11.55am.
  • Drummoyne – Aldi – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 12.35pm and 12.45pm.
  • Drummoyne – Priceline – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet on Tuesday 15 June between 12.40pm and 12.50pm.

Other Tier Two locations announced this afternoon include Big W at Stockland Merrylands and Oporto at the centre’s food court. See full list below.

  • Merrylands – Big W – Stockland Merrylands on Monday 14 June between 1.50pm and 2.45pm.
  • Merrylands – Oporto – Food Court – Stockland Merrylands on Monday 14 June between 2.40pm and 3pm.
  • Hurstville – Coles, Westfield Hurstville on Saturday 19 June between 6.10pm and 6.30pm.

Anyone at those sites on Monday June 14 between 1.50pm and 3pm must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Castle Hill Fitness and Aquatic Centre on the morning of Saturday June 12 has also been listed as a Tier Two location, as has Hero Sushi on Goulburn Street in Sydney between 2.30pm and 2.40pm on June 15.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the time listed is a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Other new Tier Two sites added today are as follows:

  • Barangaroo – California Nails, Shop T2.15 in Tower Two, International Towers Sydney, Scotch Row, 200 Barangaroo Avenue – Wednesday, June 16 between 4.45pm and 5.30pm – call NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553;
  • Potts Point – Harris Farm Markets, 30 Springfield Avenue – Wednesday, June 16 between 6pm and 6.45pm;
  • Sydney – MLC Food Court, 25 Martin Place – Thursday, June 17 between 9.50am and 10.20am;
  • Sydney – Coles Wynyard, corner of Wynyard Street and Carrington Street – Thursday June 17 between 4.20pm and 4.50pm.
The latest health alerts follow on from a number of others issued late last night, including two Sydney Fitness First gyms and a Shellharbour Baby Bunting store.

Anyone who attended Fitness First Pitt Street Platinum on Wednesday June 16 between 12:30pm-1.15pm or Fitness First Bond Street Platinum on Thursday June 17 between 3.30pm-4.30pm is asked to call NSW Health, get tested and self-isolate until they receive further advice.

Similarly, anyone who visited Baby Bunting in Shellharbour on Friday June 18 between 4.30pm-5.15pm must self-isolate immediately and contact health authorities.

Anyone who attended Fitness First Pitt Street Platinum or or Fitness First Bond Street Platinum during the advised times is asked to call NSW Health (Fitness First)

Any customers in the Salvos charity shop in Tempe on Wednesday June 16 between 2pm-3pm are now considered a close contact of a positive case and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

In addition, anyone in the shop on Wednesday June 16 between 9am-10.10am is considered a casual contact and must get tested.

There are also a number of shops in Sydney’s CBD, including chemists and supermarkets, impacted during the lunchtime rush.

Baby Bunting Shellharbour is now an exposure site (Facebook/i98FM)

Any customers at the following locations are now considered close contacts:

  • Chemist Warehouse Pitt Street on Tuesday June 15 between 12:30pm-1.00pm;
  • Square Sandwiches Tuesday June 15 between 2.45pm-3.15pm and Wednesday June 16 between 2.45pm-3.15pm;
  • Woolworths Metro Pitt Street Mall and Bakers Delight shop front near Wynyard Station on Wednesday June 16 between 12:20pm-12:40pm.

Saturday night’s update from NSW Health also lists further stores in Westfield Bondi Junction, considered the centre of Sydney’s outbreak.

Customers who visited supermarkets Aldi and Coles on Monday June 14 between 9.50am-10.10am and 10.00am-10.30am (respectively) are now considered casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

Ikea Tempe.
Ikea Tempe has a COVID-19 alert. (Ryan Stuart)
Earlier, an Ikea and multiple Sydney train lines were announced among the exposure sites linked to coronavirus cases in the city.

A cafe in Wollongong was also visited by an infected person, with the Westfield at Bondi Junction remaining at the centre of the latest cluster which has grown to six.

People have also been urged to get tested if they have visited any of the sites at the listed times, with people who went to Westfield at all last weekend told to be on alert for any symptoms.

Officials have also reminded people to get vaccinated if eligible.
A teenager was allegedly groped on a train in Sydney
Fresh alerts have been issued for multiple Sydney trains (iStock)

Latest Sydney alerts – trains

Alerts have been issued for multiple Sydney trains.

Anybody who was on them should get tested and isolate for 14 days – even if they test negative. People should also call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.

A T2 train last Sunday (June 13) from Newtown to Central which departed around 2.55pm.

A T4 Central to Bondi train at around 3.05pm or 3.11pm the same day.

Four trains on Tuesday (June 15) are also affected.

Two were on the T4 line….

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