COVID WA: New exposure sites include truck stop and Subway store

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Guzman y Gomez at Belmont Forum and Subway in Merredin are two of the new exposure sites.
Camera IconGuzman y Gomez at Belmont Forum and Subway in Merredin are two of the new exposure sites. Credit: PerthNow

A truck stop on the Eyre Highway and Subway store in the Wheatbelt are among a host of new COVID exposure sites in WA.

Six additional exposure sites were released on Thursday morning by WA Health, including the BP truck stop in Balladonia, 900km east of Perth.

Anyone who was at the truck stop between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesday, January 18 was asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they feel sick.

The Subway store in Merredin, 250km east of Perth, was an exposure site between 3.45pm and 4.30pm on the same date.

The department has yet to clarify if this site was linked to a new case of a COVID positive truck driver crossing the border from South Australia.

Asked if police were investigating a truckie infected with COVID-19, a WA Police spokeswoman said: “We won’t be providing comment on this matter at this time.”

Elsewhere, new exposure sites were listed for the Wattle Grove Motel (January 18 and 19), BGC Fibre Warehouse and Distribution in Canning Vale (January 18), Guzman y Gomez outlet at Belmont Forum shopping centre (January 17) and Sagitta CrossFit in East Victoria Park (January 17).

Anyone who was at Sagitta CrossFit on that date is being told to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their test result.

On Wednesday, WA recorded two new locally-acquired cases,including a man who visited the Fiona Stanley Hospital emergency department on Monday evening, forcing 12 staff into isolation.

The man, who is aged in his 60s, vaccinated and lives with four other men, was infectious in the community and is believed to be linked to the growing Omicron outbreak known as the “Cockburn cluster”.

It was not yet known how he contracted the virus but he is believed to be linked to a known COVID exposure site.

WA Health said Fiona Stanley Hospital was not deemed an exposure site at this stage as contact tracers had identified people who were at the location at the time.

“Staff identified as close contacts are required to quarantine for 14 days,” the department said in a statement.

“After seven days, if required, the staff can return to work with strict measures in place, including additional testing, and they would need to return home to quarantine immediately after work.”

The other new local infection was an unvaccinated man aged in his 50s who was the close contact of a previously reported case.

NEW EXPOSURE SITES AS OF JANUARY 20:

Wattle Grove Motel

Tuesday January 18 at 8.00am to Wednesday January 19 12.00pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

Subway Merredin

Tuesday January 18 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

BP Truckstop Balladonia

Tuesday January 18 at 11.30am to 12.30pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

BGC Fibre Warehouse and Distribution

Tuesday January 18 at 8:15am to 11:00am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

Guzman y Gomez Belmont

Monday 17/01/2022 at 10:15am to 11:00am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

Big W Belmont

Monday January 17 at 9.45am to 10.45am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

Other exposure sites:

Sagitta CrossFit Fitness

Monday January 17 at 4:15pm to 5:45pm

Advice: Get tested immediately.

Curtin Connect

Friday January 14 at 2.00pm to 2.45pm

Advice: Get tested immediately.

Beauty Escape – Bassendean

Thursday January 6 at 10.00am to 6.00pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

Hit studio Karaoke Box

Friday January 14 at 8.00pm - Saturday January 15 2.00am

Advice: Get tested immediately.

Campbells Wholesale Store

Friday January 14 at 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

IGA Canning Bridge

Thursday January 13 at 8.15pm to 8.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

New U Massage

Wednesday January 12 at 10.40am - 8.20pm

Advice: Get tested immediately.

Perth city Apple store

Saturday January 15 between 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Sunday January 16 between 4:15pm to 4:45pm.

Advice: Monitor for symptoms.

ToastFace Grillah, Wolf Lane

Sunday 16/01/2022 at 10:45am to 11:30am

Advice: Get tested immediately

Curtin University Bentley Campus – B103 Library

Friday 14/01/2022 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Advice: Get tested immediately.

New U Massage Mt Lawley

Tuesday 11/01/2022 at 9:30am - 9:00pm

Advice: Get tested immediately.

CPP Carpark, Murray Street

Wednesday 12/01/2022 at 8:00am to 9:00am and 5:15pm to 6:15pm

Thursday 13/01/2022 at 8:00am to 9:00am and 5:15pm to 6:15pm

Sunday 16/01/2022 at 8:00am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms

Priceline Pharmacy, Kwinana

Thursday 13/01/2022 from 11.30am to 11.45am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms

Woolworths, Mundaring Shopping Centre

Friday 14/01/2022 from 3.45pm to 6.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms

Chemist Warehouse, Midland

Tuesday 11/01/2022, 9.30am to 10.30am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Coles, Swan View

Tuesday 11/01/2022, 7am to 7.45am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Supa IGA, Northbridge

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 7pm to 7.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Chemist Warehouse, Midland

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 8.45am to 9.15am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Bakers Delight, Swan View

Tuesday 11/01/2022 , 11.15am to 11.30am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Witchery, Garden City Shopping Centre

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 10.30am to 11.50am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Villains, Garden City Shopping Centre

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 10.40am to 11.30am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

David Jones, Garden City Shopping Centre

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 12.15pm to 12.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

MECCA, Garden City Shopping Centre

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 12pm to 1.15pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Kmart, Garden City Shopping Centre

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 12.20pm to 12.50pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Garden City Shopping Centre

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 10.15am to 1.30pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Kmart, Cannington

Wednesday 12/01/2022, 12.45pm to 1.30pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Amcal Chemist, Mundaring

Thursday 13/01/2022, 9.15am to 9.45am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Portmans, Midland Gate Shopping Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 11.30am to 12.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Betts, Midland Gate Shopping Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 11.30am to 12.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Suzanne Grae, Midland Gate Shopping Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 11am to 1pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Terry White Chemist, Midland Gate Shopping Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 11.30am to 12.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Just Jeans, Midland Gate Shopping Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 11.30am to 12.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Midland Gate Shopping Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 11am to 1pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Awesome Warehouse, Canning Vale

Thursday 13/01/2022, 12.45pm to 1.30pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

RAC Karri Valley Resort, Beedelup

Wednesday 12/01/2022 from 12pm to Friday, 14/01/2022 at 10am

Thursday 13/01/2022, 7am to 9.30am

Friday, 14/01/2022 7am to 9.30am

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Coles, Margaret River

Thursday 13/01/2022, 1.15pm to 1.45pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

IGA Margaret River

Thursday 13/01/2022, 1.30pm to 2pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Margaret River Visitors Centre

Thursday 13/01/2022, 1.45pm to 2.15pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Mammoth Cave, Forest Grove

Thursday 13/01/2022, 2pm to 3pm

Advice: Monitor for symptoms, get tested and isolate if symptoms develop

Up to date exposure site locations can be found on the Healthy WA website

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