Queensland Health responds to supermarket COVID fear

Update: Queensland Health says there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunshine Beach and that no one who tested positive for the virus has visited the Mountain Creek supermarket.

This comes after store management at Woolworths Mountain Creek reported on March 22 that someone who had tested positive for COVID-19 had come into the store.

However, Queensland Health said it was related to a confirmed case of a visit to the store, not a person who did a positive test.

Queensland Health said the department had approached the Karawata Drive store to report that someone involved in the positive case had visited the store.

A Queensland health spokesman said it was part of the department’s risk assessment process.

The Woolworths Mountain Creek store is deeply cleaned.

Woolworths approached for comment.

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Start: A Sunshine Coast supermarket has been thoroughly cleaned after a man believed to have tested positive for COVID-19 went shopping, according to its store management.

The store is Mountain Creek Woolworths on Karawata Drive.

Queensland Health has not yet confirmed whether a person went to the store and the store is not listed in the Queensland Health Contact Tracking section of its website.

A sign at Mountain Creek Woolworths went to a customer’s store that tested positive for COVID-19. Queensland says health information is misleading.

According to a customer notice written by store manager Russell Semgreen, the person who tested positive went to the store on March 22 from 4.15-4.40pm.

“As a good retailer, we already have the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, and the store had an extensive in-depth cleaning overnight (Wednesday, March 31st),” the announcement says.

“The well-being of our customers, team and community is our highest priority and we are taking all necessary steps to ensure continued safety in our stores.”

Anyone who was in the store on March 22 and unwell should contact the Queensland Health Hotline at 1800 020 080.

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Sophia Harrison

Part time worker

I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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