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Woolworths Media Statement on Bowral COVID-19 Case

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We have been notified that a team member at our Bowral store has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We’re making contact with our Bowral team members and will provide our full support to those required to self-isolate in line with advice from the health authorities.

As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place. As an extra precautionary measure, the store has been closed overnight for an additional deep clean.

While the risk of transmission to customers and team members is low, the safety and wellbeing of the local community is our priority.

Customers and team members should be assured they can continue to safely shop and work at our Bowral supermarket.

Any customers who shopped in our Bowral store on 12 July and feel unwell in the next two weeks should make contact with NSW Health.

End of Statement 

 

Background

 

The team member last worked at Woolworths Bowral on Sunday, 12 July and did not present with any symptoms of illness at the time. They are now in self-isolation.

We became aware of the case on 14 July. We have placed a customer notification up in multiple parts of the store.

Woolworths has special COVID-19 leave top-up provisions in place. This ensures no team members will be financially disadvantaged based on their employment status or availability of personal leave if they contract COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate.

Woolworths Bowral will reopen at 7am today, 15 July.