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'Close contact' of COVID case shops at Sunshine Coast Woolies

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A close contact of a confirmed COVID case is believed to have visited Woolworth Mountain Creek. 

A sign alerting customers appeared in the shop window overnight, and Woolworths released a statement, saying "a customer with a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was present in our Woolworths Mountain Creek store on Monday 22 March between 4:15pm and 4:40pm".

Queensland Health has since confirmed that it was not a confirmed case, but a close contact who visited the shop.

A health department spokesperson says that person is now in isolation themselves undergoing tests, while a risk assessment is being carried out to determine whether or not Queensland Health needs to issue a public health alert for the venue. 

"There is currently no confirmed COVID-19 case in the Sunshine Coast community.

"Queensland Health is performing a risk assessment of locations visited by a confirmed case from Brisbane and contacts of this case early last week.

"If there is a verified risk, we will identify exposure sites and times on our contact tracing page.

"We have identified more than 2000 contacts linked to the current clusters."

Store cleaned

Woolworths says the store has been thoroughly cleaned since the grocery chain giant was alerted. 

"As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place, and the store had a detailed deep clean overnight on Wednesday 31 March.

"Customers and team members should be assured they can continue to safely shop and work at our Woolworths Mountain Creek supermarket."

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