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Woolworths shoppers told to get COVID-19 test and a coastal café urgently undergoes deep cleaning after confirmed coronavirus cases in popular tourist spot

  • Alert raised for Woolworths shoppers at Port Stephens’ Salamander Bay Village
  • Customers at Fingal Bay Cafe and Take Away also told to watch for symptoms
  • Three people confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 in Port Stephens area
  • Include a one-year-old child and school-aged student at Tomaree High School

Woolworths shoppers have been put on high alert after a COVID-19 case visited one of the supermarket chain’s stores on four consecutive days last week.

The Salamander Bay Village Woolworths in Port Stephens has been deep cleaned overnight after a customer who has since tested positive to the virus went to the branch each day between July 17 and July 20. 

Customers at the Fingal Bay Cafe and Take Away have also been told to watch for symptoms if they visited between 11.30am and 12pm on July 17.  

Woolworths shoppers have been put on high alert after a COVID-19 case visited one of the supermarket chain's stores on three consecutive days last week. Pictured: a cleaning contractor at a Woolworths supermarket in Balmain on July 2

Woolworths shoppers have been put on high alert after a COVID-19 case visited one of the supermarket chain’s stores on three consecutive days last week. Pictured: a cleaning contractor at a Woolworths supermarket in Balmain on July 2

The full list of impacted locations are:

  • The Fingal Bay Cafe and Takeaway (17 July between 11.30am – 12 midday) 
  • Salamander Bay Shopping Centre (15 July) 
  • Windsor Castle Hotel in East Maitland (13 July, 6-8pm)
  • Woolworths, Salamander Bay Village (July 17, 2.30pm-closing timeJuly 18, 4pm – Closing time, July 19, 3pm – Closing time, July 20, 3pm to closing time)

The alerts come as three people on Thursday were confirmed to have returned positive results for the virus in the Port Stephens area.

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard said a one-year-old child who attended the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Anna Bay had contracted COVID-19, along with a school-aged student at Tomaree High School.

The third case was a man aged in his 60s.  

A new three-lane drive-through clinic will open at Tomaree Sports Complex at 20 Aquatic Cl in Nelson Bay on Thursday afternoon as cases continue to rise. 

The Salamander Bay Village Woolworths (pictured) has been deep cleaned after a customer visited on three consecutive days last week before testing positive for COVID-19

The Salamander Bay Village Woolworths (pictured) has been deep cleaned after a customer visited on three consecutive days last week before testing positive for COVID-19

Customers at the Fingal Bay Cafe and Take Away have also been told to watch for symptoms

Customers at the Fingal Bay Cafe and Take Away have also been told to watch for symptoms

A new three lane drive through clinic will open at Tomaree Sports Complex, 20 Aquatic Cl, Nelson Bay, on Thursday afternoon as cases continue to rise

A new three lane drive through clinic will open at Tomaree Sports Complex, 20 Aquatic Cl, Nelson Bay, on Thursday afternoon as cases continue to rise

Most of the new cases have been linked to known Sydney clusters, with three new cases associated with the Crossroads Hotel and nine to the Thai Rock restaurant. 

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard warned residents not to get complacent, maintain strict social distancing and get tested even if they have the slightest symptoms.  

He has also urged Sydneysiders to avoid a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Sydney this weekend as the number of cases  continues to rise.

Pictured: A map shows Sydney's coronavirus hotspot sites as the virus spreads throughout NSW

Pictured: A map shows Sydney’s coronavirus hotspot sites as the virus spreads throughout NSW

‘Now is not the right time to have people on the streets and intermingling with each other…now is the time to be cautious.’

The new figures come as Victoria records its third-worst day for daily infections since the pandemic began with 403 cases reported.

The state also saw five more deaths due to the virus. 

 

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