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Kmart, Woolworths, Big W exposed to Covid in major Sydney Westfield

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Kmart, Woolworths and a Big W store at a busy shopping centre have been added to Sydney’s expanding list of Covid exposure sites.  

Stores at the Westfield Eastgardens shopping centre have been marked as exposure sites on June 25 between 12pm and 2:25pm.

A Woolworths in Double Bay was also exposed to Covid-19 on June 26 from 7:00pm to 8:15pm, while a positive case was linked to a Super IGA in Blaxland on June 27 from 6am to 4pm. 

An infected shopper visited the Westfield Eastgardens Woolworths from 12pm to 12:30pm, Big W from 12:30pm to 12:50pm and Kmart from 12:55 to 1:15pm.

An infected shopper visited a series of stores in the Westfield in Eastgardens including Kmart (pictured) on June 25 from 12:55pm to 1:15pm

The Big W store in the Westfield Eastgardens (pictured) was exposed to the virus on June 25 from 12:30pm to 12:50pm

The Big W store in the Westfield Eastgardens (pictured) was exposed to the virus on June 25 from 12:30pm to 12:50pm

The positive case then visited the Reject Shop in the same centre from 1:15pm to 1:30pm, the food court on Level 2 from 1:30pm to 2:15pm and the Level 3 Children’s Play Area near Woolworths from 2:00pm to 2:25pm. 

Anyone who attended these venues is considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result. 

The same advice applies to anyone who visited a popular Oporto at Bondi Beach on June 25 from 10:45am to 10:55am.  

Pattison’s Patisserie in the Bondi Junction Westfield was also exposed to the virus on June 21 from 2:00pm to 2:30pm, as well as 7-Eleven in Kensington on June 22 from 12:50pm to 1:10pm. 

Bentley Restaurant Bar in Sydney’s CBD has also been listed as a high risk site on June 23, as well as a Domino’s Pizza in Rose Bay on June 26 from 1:25pm to 1:40pm. 

Woolworths in Double Bay was also exposed to Covid-19 on June 26 from 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Woolworths in Double Bay was also exposed to Covid-19 on June 26 from 7:00pm to 8:15pm 

NSW Health says anyone who visited the Oporto on Bondi Beach on June 25 from 10:45am to 10:55am to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative Covid test

NSW Health says anyone who visited the Oporto on Bondi Beach on June 25 from 10:45am to 10:55am to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative Covid test

The Crossways Hotel in Strathfield South was also visited by a positive case on June 26 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. 

Anyone who attended these venues must get tested for the virus and isolate for two weeks regardless of their Covid test results. 

The public health alerts issued late on Monday come after the state recorded 18 new locally acquired infections, bringing the total number of cases linked to the ever-growing Bondi cluster to 130.

Sydney, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour and the Central Coast are just three days into a 14-day lockdown.

Residents and anyone who has worked in Sydney in the last two weeks are only allowed to leave home to shop for food or other essential goods and services, give medical care or for compassionate needs, to exercise outdoors with a maximum of ten people, or for essential work or education.

Many people were seen walking in Sydney (people pictured at Bondi Beach on Monday) as the city endures a two-week lockdown

Many people were seen walking in Sydney (people pictured at Bondi Beach on Monday) as the city endures a two-week lockdown

Residents rushed to get tested for Covid-19 as the state records a total of 130 cases linked to the Bondi cluster (People at a pop up clinic at Bondi Beach on Monday)

Residents rushed to get tested for Covid-19 as the state records a total of 130 cases linked to the Bondi cluster (People at a pop up clinic at Bondi Beach on Monday)

Masks must be worn at all indoor public venues, while hospitality venues and pubs are only permitted to stay open to serve takeaway.

Households will not be allowed to have any visitors, although there are exceptions for intimate partners that don’t live with each other who are permitted to visit each other’s homes.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said workers and students can only leave the house if they are unable to get educated or work from home.

Ms Berejiklian said about six of the state’s new cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, while more were isolated for part of the same period.

With Australia on the brink of an out-of-control nationwide outbreak, the national cabinet met on Monday to discuss the unfolding situation with lockdowns and tighter restrictions being enforced around the country.

Scott Morrison later announced vaccination of aged care workers and everyone in the hotel quarantine system is to be made mandatory under a move endorsed by the cabinet.

This includes anyone who worked, either directly or indirectly, in hotel quarantine – including drivers.

In a change of policy to help the lagging Covid rollout, the Prime Minister also confirmed anyone under 60 can now get the AstraZeneca jab if they want to, despite earlier advice that younger people should get a different jab.

The decisions come as Australia’s growing coronavirus outbreaks have reignited calls for vaccinations to be increased amid concern about the highly contagious Indian Delta strain sweeping across Sydney.

Sydney’s soaring outbreak began when an unvaccinated limo driver transporting flight crew caught the virus and started unknowingly spreading it around Bondi. 

Asked whether those under 40 could receive the AstraZeneca jab, as the nation waits for shipments of Pfizer, Mr Morrison said Australians could do so after seeking medical advice.

‘If they are willing to go and speak to their doctor and have access to the AstraZeneca vaccine, they can do so. So the answer is yes, they can go and do that,’ he said.

Mr Morrison said national cabinet has agreed on an indemnity scheme for GPs to give the AstraZeneca vaccine to Australians under the age of 60 who are willing to accept the extremely rare blood clot risk.

Indemnity schemes offer insurance cover to professionals and business owners in the event of an adverse incident caused by the practitioner’s misjudgement. 

NEW NSW EXPOSURE SITES

Get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:

Bondi Junction, Specsavers Bondi Junction Eastgate – June 26 from 3.50pm-5pm

Bondi Junction, Westfield Pattison’s Patisserie – June 21 from 2:00pm-2:30pm

Bondi Beach, McDonald’s – June 25 from 11.30am – 12pm

Randwick, A Man and His Monkey Cafe – June 20 from 1pm-2.30pm

Sydney, Macquarie Bank (3rd floor) – June 21 from 8.30am-6.30pm

Marrickville, Karl’s Charcoal Chicken – June 23 from 12.10pm – 12.30pm

Kensington, 7-Eleven – June 22 from 12:50pm-1:10pm

Get tested and isolate until a negative result:

Mascot, Meriton Suites Hotel – June 19 all day, June 21 all day

Double Bay, The Good Filo Express Double Bay – June 21 from 7.30am-8am

Double Bay, Woolworths – June 26 from 7:00pm-8:15pm 

Sydney, Macquarie Bank (excluding 3rd floor) – June 21 from 8.30am-6.30pm

Bondi, Organic Republic Bakery – June 20 from 9am-10am, June 21 from 8.30am-9.30am and June 24 from 8.30am-9.30am

Bondi Beach, Oporto – June 25 from 10:45am-10:55am 

Rose Bay, Domino’s Pizza Rose Bay – June 26 from 1.25pm – 1.40pm

Blaxland, Supa IGA Blaxland – June 27 from 6am – 4pm

Eastgardens, Westfield Eastgardens Woolworths – June 25 from 12:00-12:30pm

Eastgardens, Westfield Eastgardens Big W – June 25 from 12:30pm-12:50pm

Eastgardens, Westfield Eastgardens Kmart – June 25 from 12:55pm-1:15pm

Eastgardens, Westfield Eastgardens Reject Shop – June 25 from 1:15pm-1:30pm

Eastgardens, Westfield Eastgardens Level 2 Food Court – June 25 from 1:30pm-2:15pm

Eastgardens, Westfield Eastgardens, Level 3 Children’s Play Area (near Woolworths) – June 25 from 2:00pm to 2:25pm

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