A new alert date has been added for a BWS store in Sydney’s west visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as a supermarket in the same shopping centre.
Among Sunday’s eight new virus infections, five are linked to the Berala cluster, bringing its size to 13.
On Sunday evening, NSW Health updated their advice again and added a new date for when the confirmed case visited the BWS store.
They also visited a Woolworths in the same shopping centre and anyone who went on the listed time and date should get tested immediately and isolate for a negative result.
The case visited BWS Berala on Sunday December 20 from 12.30pm to 2pm.
They also went to Woolworths Berala on Woodburn Road on Sunday December 20 from 12.30pm to 2pm.
Earlier on Sunday, Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said initial investigations had revealed about 1,000 customers had attended the BWS store on Christmas Eve alone.
“We are very concerned that transmission has occurred at this site,” she told reporters.
Anyone who attended the store for any period of time on the following dates is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the last date of exposure, regardless of whether a negative result is received.
- Tuesday 22 December 2020 between 12:45pm to 9:15pm
- Wednesday 23 December 2020 between 12:45pm to 9:15pm
- Thursday 24 December 2020 between 12:45pm to 9:15pm
- Saturday 26 December 2020 between 9:55am to 7:15pm
- Sunday 27 December 2020 between 12:45pm to 8:15pm
- Monday 28 December 2020 between 8:30am to 7:15pm
- Tuesday 29 December 2020 between 1:45pm to 9:15pm
- Wednesday 30 December 2020 between 12:45am to 9:15pm
- Thursday 31 December 2020 between 8:30am to 5pm
“This advice is for people who attended during these times irrespective if they think it was just a fleeting visit to this premises, we want to act in a very precautionary way and we are asking for your assistance,” Chant added.
“We have identified more than 2,000 people who have been contacted and told to get tested and isolate in relation to the BWS store and (we are) also reviewing the CCTV footage in an effort to understand how the transmission events occurred.”