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Update: Confirmed, Mandurah shoppers exposed to Covid-19

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Customers who recently visited a Mandurah supermarket have potentially been exposed to Covid-19 after an active case visited the region on Wednesday.

WA Premier Mark McGowan and WA Health have just confirmed a positive case was at Woolworths Greenfields on December 29, between 11:30am – 1:30pm.

Those who checked in with the SafeWA app recieved a text message on January 2, four days after the case visited the store, alerting them they had potentially been exposed.

“Dear [CENSORED], you have been identified via the SafeWA app as having been at Woolworths Mandurah Greenfields when a COVID-19 case was present,” the message read.

“Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised by the Department of Health.”

Screenshots of the texts quickly appeared on social media with many confused as the location hadn’t been listed on the WA Health website.

Woolworths told Skeer News, WA Health alerted them a covid positive customer had entered their store and team members would be following government advice.

We have been notified by WA Health that a customer with a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present in our Mandurah Greenfields store on Thursday, 30 December,” a Woolworths spokeperson said.

As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place and are conducting additional cleaning on high-touch surfaces.

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

Woolworths said WA Health told them the infectious shopper entered the store on Thursday December, 30 but the current exposure list states Wednesday December, 29.

Skeer News contacted the health department at 8pm on Sunday, to confirm the case, where at the time, a media spokeswoman said their contact tracing team had no current information to “indicate” Greenfields as an exposure site.

The spokewoman outlined in the current Covid-19 environment, “everything is subject to change” and acknowledged she was aware of talk circulating in the community and online.

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