Supermarkets, a chemist and a Bunnings are among the newly-alerted venues NSW Health has issued warnings for after the state today reported five new COVID-19 cases.
Three of the five cases announced today were transmitted locally in the community, while two others are overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.
Of the locally transmitted cases, one is linked to the Liverpool private clinic cluster, and the other is a social contact of a previously reported confirmed case of unknown source.
The third case is still under investigation.
NSW Health this afternoon said that anyone who attended the following venues is being considered a casual contact of the new cases and should monitor themselves for symptoms and be tested immediately if they develop.
– October 4: Big W, Carnes Hill between 3pm and 4.30pm
– October 4: Aldi, Edmondson Park between 6.30pm and 7pm
– October 6: Chemist Warehouse, Casula between 12.30pm and 1pm
– October 7: Bunnings, Crossroads between 2pm and 3pm
– October 9: Costco, Casula between 3pm and 3.30pm
The new public health alerts also come after a separate warning was today issued for anyone who visited Lakemba Radiology on October 1 from noon to 2.30pm.
Visitors to the clinic at that time are also being considered casual contacts.
In a statement to 9News this evening, Bunnings Regional Operations Manager Robyn Hudson emphasised that employees were wearing face masks on the day the customer who later tested positive visited the Crossroads store.
“Liverpool Health has advised that there is no need for customers or team to self-isolate,” she said.
“Over the past few months, we’ve been taking extra steps in store to keep our team and customers safe including implementing extensive physical distancing measures and deep cleaning all stores daily as well as undertaking regular cleans throughout the day.”
Ms Hudson added that the store has undergone four deep cleans in addition to routine daily cleaning since the visit, and said customers who were still concerned could call the NSW Health helpline on 131 450.
A Big W supermarket in Sydney’s western suburbs is among newly-alerted venues linked to COVID-19 cases. (Supplied)
NSW Health has also upgraded its advice for travellers on a bus from Central to Strathfield. This bus was a train replacement service.
All passengers on the bus are now considered close contacts and are advised to immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days.
Passengers should remain isolated for the full 14 days regardless of their test result.
One recently reported case has been excluded after further investigations, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4088.
NSW recorded three new cases yesterday – two of which were locally acquired.
Yesterday it was also revealed that a nurse at one of the city’s busiest hospitals tested positive for coronavirus after having worked a shift whilst infectious.
The casual nurse worked a single shift at St Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday and treated a single patient with specialised care.
The nurse also had limited contact with a small number of colleagues.
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