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‘Hundreds’ in isolation

THE Campsie Centre has been shut down for two weeks with hundreds of staff being double-tested for Covid and ordered to isolate and not work for 14 days.

The queue at Centrelink Campsie snakes around the block.

It’s among numerous venues across Canterbury Bankstown – which has 336 Covid cases since the outbreak began four weeks ago – listed as a concern for transmission of the virus, including Al Sultan Butchery in Lakemba and Woolworths in Chester Hill. “A Covid test clinic has been set up on the Amy Street pedestrian ramp, opening yesterday, as Covid is rife in Campsie and must be brought under control.
“We are not the only centre or store affected, it’s happening everywhere.”
Anyone who attended the Campsie Centre from Wednesday, July 14, to Saturday, July 24 (inclusive) is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.
Other Campsie outlets included on the NSW Health venues of concern list include Campsie Charcoal Chicken, Campsie Growers Market, Campsie Westpac, Campsie Family Medical Practice, Campsie T&L Best Meats and Campsie Man Hing Chinese Takeaway.
Warnings have also been issued for nearby outlets in Lakemba including Al Sultan Butchery, with NSW Health urging those to isolate immediately if they attended the premises ‘all day’ from Friday, July 9, to Sunday, July 18.