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Bunnings customers urged to get tested after positive case in Sydney store

Customers of Bunnings Campbelltown in Sydney's west have been urged to self isolate and get tested. Photo: Getty
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A staff member at Bunnings in Sydney’s west has tested positive to COVID-19.

NSW Health has issued advice to shoppers who attended Bunnings in Campbelltown on August 4, 5 and 6 to be alert to symptoms after an employee tested positive.

The employee wore a mask during their shifts and practised social distancing, NSW Health said.

Close contacts of the worker are self-isolating.

Customers who attended the store during this period are urged to monitor themselves for symptoms, and to test and isolate if they occur.

Earlier on Saturday, a Sydney school was shut for cleaning and contact tracing after a student tested positive to the coronavirus, the fourth school to do so in a week.

Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook is the latest to be closed, after a student was among the nine new cases diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.

Earlier this week, Bonnyrigg High School and Greenway Park Public School were shut and students advised to self-isolate after three tested positive on Tuesday.

Another primary school in Sydney’s west, St Margaret Mary’s Primary School in Merrylands, was closed on Wednesday after a case was identified in that school community.

St Francis Xavier’s College in Hamilton East, Newcastle was also closed for cleaning this week after a student tested positive.

Authorities are still determining how the Tangara School for Girls student contracted the virus.

Among the other cases announced on Saturday are two overseas arrivals, four close contacts of other diagnosed cases and three cases which are still under investigation.

It comes as NSW residents became largely confined within their own state, after Queensland’s new border restrictions came into effect early on Saturday.

Travel to Victoria is discouraged by the NSW government, leaving only the Northern Territory, which has barred Sydneysiders but is accepting travellers from some NSW regions.

-AAP