• Tony Bosworth

Bunnings McGraths Hill – COVID alert

This one is for last Saturday – August 21 - so it hardly seems like news. But it’s been doing the rounds of social media since earlier this week, and we like to check the facts, and can now confirm we’ve just been told by Bunnings, “we have been advised by NSW Health that a customer who visited the McGraths Hill store on 21 August between 9:46am – 10:10am has since tested positive for COVID-19. Importantly, the customer was wearing a facemask during the time of their visit, as were our team.”

NSW Health told Bunnings – who have just told us - the store is considered a casual contact site.

“The health and safety of our team members and customers is our absolute focus. We have got incredibly comprehensive COVID-19 protocols in place for hygiene and cleaning across our whole store network which were developed in conjunction with advice from health authorities,” said Alan Harvey, Bunnings’ Regional Operations Manager.

All well and good but some of these alerts are now getting very sparse – not really Bunnings’ fault, NSW Health should be putting out these kinds of alerts but that seems to have largely fallen by the wayside, given the numbers of infected people.

NSW Health requested that team members who worked on 21 August at the time of the visit are required to get tested and isolate until they return a negative result, which they will already have done.

If you were at the store on the day and times, and have not had a text message from NSW Health, get tested anyway.

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