Gold Coast supermarket added to list of exposure sites

A popular Gold Coast supermarket has been identified as a COVID-19 exposure site.

The Woolworths at Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre has been added to the list as a casual contact site.

The exposure time has been listed as Monday, August 2 between 2.55pm and 3.20pm.


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As a casual contact site, anyone who was there at that time needs to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Queensland Health has not provided any further details as to why the supermarket has become an exposure site but there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Gold Coast so far.

It comes just a day before officials are due to make a decision on whether or not the lockdown in the southeast will be lifted.

The news has raised concerns that if the lockdown is extended in Brisbane, officials will now also extend the lockdown on the Gold Coast despite growing calls for the city to be released.

It comes after a Thai restaurant in Southport was identified as a close contact exposure site earlier this week.

Mayor Tom Tate questioned the listing, arguing it didn’t make sense.

“Analysing it further, what? Someone drove 140 kilometres turn-around to a Thai restaurant, then fuelled up and didn’t go anywhere else and went back home? And enjoy the restaurant, and maybe there was a Mc Donald’s on the way too? I don’t get it.

“My point here is that it’s just not logical. It’s a good restaurant but not that good,” the Mayor said.

For a full list of current Queensland exposure sites click here