23 July 2021

Goulburn Bunnings, Marulan KFC listed among new exposure sites

| Dominic Giannini
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Bunnings Goulburn

Bunnings Goulburn has been listed as an exposure site. Photo: Google Maps.

NSW Health has identified a positive COVID-19 case visiting three sites in Goulburn, including Bunnings, as well as KFC Marulan on Tuesday (20 July).

Anyone who visited Bunnings Goulburn between 12:30 pm and 12:45 pm, or KFC Marulan between 1:30 pm and 1:50 pm on July 20 is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

They must also call NSW Health on 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted.

The positive case only interacted with staff at the other two Goulburn locations and they have not been listed as public exposure sites. Three contacts have been identified and all tested negative overnight.

Anyone who is experiencing even the mildest symptoms, including a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches, should get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until they receive a result.

A COVID-19 walk-in testing clinic is located at Goulburn Base Hospital at 130 Goldsmith Street, and a drive-through testing clinic is at Laverty Pathology, Seiffert Oval in Goulburn.

No bookings are required for either testing site.

Original Article published by Dominic Giannini on The RiotACT.

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The public should be given advice on the following, “the positive case only interacted with staff at the other two Goulburn locations & they have not been listed as public exposure sites.”

As someone with a lifetime experience in the mundane profession of logistics, I immediately thought delivery driver from Sydney, and the other two (inconsequential) sites were delivery back docks.

Just saying, as I’m speculating, however those of us in the industry know that the best operating procedure after a Sydney lockdown is for Sydney drivers to stay in Sydney.

The supplies to the regions can be easily handled by regional contractors returning empty trailers to distribution centers in Sydney & collecting loaded ones & simply turning around leaving the red zone without being in contact with anyone in lock down ( it wouldn’t be difficult to fumigate the trailers either – we’ve all seen the film footage).

It is not good enough for “business as usual” practices to continue now.

For anyone to say changes will lead to shortages is a furphy. This is because it’s already in place for a bulk of regional based contractors to visit Sydney to collect goods & return empty trailers for large contractors.

What is happening now is probably whats’s coined a tipping point.

Regional based drivers concerned about being exposed to Covid by poor contingencies are reducing trips in & out of Sydney, where warehouses continue to expect them to load their own trucks from within the Sydney warehouse environment, a pre lock down practice.

It’s all interchangible & can change easily – it does on a normal day – the Sydney DC’s have plenty of staff trained to load the regional trailers.

This is resulting in more Sydney based drivers delivering out of Sydney (I use the term Sydney to refer to the greater lock down area)

The leadership needs to plumb down on the detail & give some better directives.

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