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20.8.2020

An employee of a Westfield St Luke’s retail shop has worked at the Centre for a number of days while infectious with COVID-19, but there has been very limited public exposure because of Alert Level 3.

There is a very small possibility that members of the public may have been exposed to the virus from 10.30 to noon on Wednesday 12 August, before the majority of shops closed for Alert Level 3. This person visited the Countdown for ten minutes at around 11.15 am on this morning.

While the employee was also in the Centre during Level 3 on the afternoon of August 12, and on August 14, 15 and 17, there was no interaction with the public.

The employee’s close contacts have also been identified and are in self-isolation.

Anyone else at the Centre on these days are considered ‘casual contacts’ only and do not need to self-isolate. Customers or staff should still look out for symptoms of COVID-19 over the next 14 days as a precaution. If they develop symptoms they should ring Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their GP.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense or smell, or fever.

For more information or advice on COVID-19, please call Healthline on 0800 385 54 53 or see the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website.

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