Hundreds of Big W, Kmart customers told to isolate and seek COVID testing immediately


Several new venues across South Australia have been placed on alert for coronavirus after a man did not follow quarantine directives.

The man, aged in his 30s, was one of two new cases announced on Saturday. There were no new cases on Sunday.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr Nicola Spurrier said he was not quarantining as he should have last week.

As a result, visitors to several locations around the city have been put on notice.

Anyone who attended the following venues between these dates or times should seek testing and isolate immediately until they receive their results.

  • Flinders University Sturt Campus in Bedford Park between November 13 and November 28.
  • Big W Brickworks in Torrensville on Sunday, November 22 between 12.15pm and 12.50pm.
  • Foodland Norwood on Sunday, November 22 between 1.20pm and 2pm.
  • Kmart in Kurralta Park on Sunday, November 22 between 2.45pm and 3.10pm.

“Those four locations, we are considering at high risk, and we want anyone who’s been there at those times and dates to get tested,” Spurrier said.

“It has, quite frankly, posed a very significant risk for us in South Australia.

Health chief Nicola Spurrier and health minister Stephen Wade
Health chief Nicola Spurrier and health minister Stephen Wade. Credit: AAP

“We had enjoyed more or less eliminating this virus for several months.”

A lesser warning has been issued for four other venues as they were attended by a potentially infectious person for a shorter time.

Anyone who visited at the following times on Sunday, November 22 should monitor for symptoms and test should they present.

  • On The Run in Hilton between 12.05pm and 12.15pm.
  • Anaconda in Mile End Between 12.55pm and 1.05pm.
  • Guzman y Gomez in Glandore between 2.45pm and 2.50pm.
  • Glenelg Boost Juice Shop between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday.

However, Spurrier fears the state is “not out of the woods yet”.

“We could go into something far more significant in terms of COVID in our state and we really have to work together to prevent that,” she said.

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