ACT Covid exposure sites involving supermarkets, increase in takeaway in Canberra lockdown | The Canberra Times

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Health authorities have urged Canberrans to leave their homes for essential purposes only after a large number of supermarkets, petrol stations and collection points appeared on ACT exposure lists. As the number of Covid cases increases in ACT, the concern has turned to the number of venues, e.g. Supermarkets that have been on the list of venues in recent days, including Manuka Coles, Canberra Costco and several supermarkets at Westfield Belconnen and Cooleman Court. In many cases, the exposure times for these venues include the period after the lockdown measures were announced, and at locations where panic scenes were reported. Of the supermarkets, service stations and takeaway locations listed on the exposure list, four of them are close contact points, 28 are casual contact points and seven involve secondary contacts from 6 p.m. 11 Tuesday. Many of the supermarket’s venues have only been added to the list of venues in the last 24 hours, as the number of close contacts who have identified themselves with ACT Health is expanding. There are at least 6,500 close contacts in the ACT who have identified themselves, authorities say. Among the venues are locations in Canberra north around Gungahlin and Belconnen, down to Canberra’s inner south and Woden areas, including many major shopping malls such as Westfield Belconnen and Cooleman Court. READ MORE COVID-19 NEWS: Canberrans are encouraged to shop only for essential purposes, not to shop just to search and also to keep their social distance while out in the community to prevent the spread of Covid. The listed places that are close to contact include Manuka Coles between 12.15 and 12.40 on 11 August, Guzman y Gomez in Canberra Center from 17.45 to 18.45 on 11 August and Belconnen Hungry Jack’s between 15.45 and 23.30 on 13 August and between 08.00 and 15.15 on 14 August. Random contact points with supermarkets, takeaways and service stations include: Secondary contact points with supermarkets, takeaways and service stations include: Canberrans is encouraged to check the list of exposure points regularly. The list is updated twice daily. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT and lockdown is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you can, you can subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our regular newsletter. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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