Grocery store deep cleaned


By Alesha Capone

The Woolworths store in Tarneit Gardens closed for a deep clean on Monday, after a team member tested positive to the coronavirus.

The team member last worked at the store on Thursday, July 16 and did not present with any symptoms of illness at the time. They are now in self-isolation.

The store became aware of the case on Monday, July 27, and has placed a customer notification signs up in multiple parts of the store.

A Woolworths spokesperson said: “We have been notified that a team member at our Tarneit Gardens store has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).”

“We’re making contact with our Tarneit Gardens team members and will provide our full support to those required to self-isolate in line with advice from the health authorities.

“As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place. As an extra precautionary measure, the store closed overnight on Monday 27 July for an additional deep clean.

“While the risk of transmission to customers and team members is low, the safety and wellbeing of the local community is our priority.

“Customers and team members should be assured they can continue to safely shop and work at our Tarneit Gardens supermarket.”

The Woolworths re-opened yesterday.

Any customers who shopped in at the Tarneit Gardens store on Thursday 16 July and who feel unwell in the next two weeks have been advised to make contact with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).