Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm that a person later diagnosed as having COVID-19 had earlier visited two Countdown supermarkets.

The person was infectious at the time but the risk to staff and other shoppers is considered low.

Countdown has chosen to close and deep clean the stores in line with its organisational policy.

Based on the investigations to date, the locations and times of the visits were as follows:

Countdown Te Atatu South

  • Between 3pm and 4pm on Wednesday 12 August

Countdown Lynnmall

  • Between 4pm and 5pm on Sunday 16 August
  • Between 6.30pm and 7pm on Monday 17 August.

While the risk remains low, shoppers and staff who were in these stores at these times should remain vigilant for the signs of COVID-19. These can include one or more of the following:

  • New or worsening cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Temporary loss of smell
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing.

Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should stay at home, call Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice and get tested as soon as possible. 

For more information

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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