Bunnings Campbelltown shoppers urged to watch for Covid-19 symptoms

Bunnings Campbelltown shoppers urged to watch for Covid-19 symptoms

NSW Health has issued a public health alert after a Bunnings Campbelltown staff member tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

The department is advising customers who visited the Bunnings store on Tuesday, August 4, Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6 to be alert for symptoms of the virus.

The hardware store is located at the corner of Kellicar Road and Bugden Place, Campbelltown.

The employee who tested positive wore a mask during their shifts and practiced social distancing.

Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole said the health and safety of team members and customers was their "absolute focus".

"The team member last worked in store on Thursday and, importantly, was wearing a face mask - as all our Campbelltown team have been since July 25," she said.

"We've got incredibly comprehensive protocols for hygiene and cleaning during Covid-19 across our whole store network developed in conjunction with advice from health authorities.

"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.

"The store has undergone two deep cleans using disinfectants since the team member last worked in addition to the routine cleaning that occurs each day.

"And, as a precaution we're completing an additional deep clean.

"We're doing everything we can to support our team member who is self-isolating."

The employee worked shifts at the store from 11am to 7pm on August 4, from 8am to 4pm on August 5 and from 1pm to 3pm on August 6.

Customers who attended the store during this time are advised to be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 and if even mild symptoms occur, to get tested and isolate themselves.

Close contacts among staff members have been identified and are self-isolating.

Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals both have COVID-19 testing clinics.

A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics.

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