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Infected worker sparks SIX DAY Covid alert for a major Sydney shopping centre

Infected worker sparks SIX DAY Covid alert for a major Sydney shopping centre – as soccer club and JB Hi-Fi customers are plunged into isolation

  • New venues including a major Sydney shopping centre listed as exposure sites 
  • JB Hi Fi at Westfield Bondi Junction and an Olympic Park hotel are also listed 
  • Covid case visited Marrickville Metro Shopping centre from June 26 to July 1 
  • NSW reported 18 Covid cases on Tuesday a drop from 35 the previous day  

New venues have been listed as Covid exposure sites on Tuesday afternoon by NSW Health – adding to a growing list. 

Among the sites is the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre which was visited by a person with Covid on each day from June 26 to June 30 and again on July 1.

Other locations include hospitality venue The Locker Room at Sydney Olympic Park and the JB Hi Fi at Westfield Bondi Junction. 

JB Hi-Fi in Bondi Junction Westfield was also added to the exposure list, with anyone who visited the store on Friday, July 1 told to get tested immediately and isolate 

NSW Health said anyone who dined indoors on the ground floor of The Locker Room on Saturday June 26 between 12pm and 2.30pm is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. 

The same applies for anyone who was at Club Marconi at Bossley Park on June 26 between 10.30am and 6pm. 

Anyone who visited JB Hi Fi at Westfield Bondi Junction in the city’s east on Thursday July 1 between 3.15pm and 9pm is considered a casual contact.

These people must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received and – if symptoms develop – isolate and get tested again. 

Those who attended the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre between 9am and 2pm on the following days is advised to monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and self-isolate should they appear.

On Saturday June 26, Sunday June 27, Monday June 28, Tuesday June 29, Wednesday June 30 and Thursday July 1. 

Anyone who visited the Woolworths Metro at Granville on Wednesday June 30 between 11.10 and 11.20 should also follow these guidelines. 

NSW Health added there are more than 350 Covid testing sites in NSW and anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result. 

The five million people living in lockdown in Sydney and surrounds should learn on Wednesday whether their confinement will extend beyond two weeks.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday she would be consulting with health experts throughout the day and into Tuesday evening, with hopes of telling the community on Wednesday ‘what next week looks like’.

NSW recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, with seven in the community for at least some of their infectious period, bringing the total number of people infected in the latest outbreak to 330.

It’s a significant drop from the 35 cases the previous day and the premier says the lockdown is having the desired effect. 

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