A man was left confused after he was unable to enter the BWS store in Berala, Sydney’s west, because it had been closed for a deep clean after being linked to a Covid cluster
A man was left confused after he attempted to enter a bottle shop seemingly unaware it was closed because it was linked to a Covid cluster in Sydney’s west.
The man, dutifully wearing a mask and with a shopping bag in hand, walked to the BWS in Berala and appeared bewildered as to why the doors would not open.
He was out shopping over the weekend just as a Nine News reporter was doing a live cross from the store, meaning his trip was live-streamed nationwide.
The man could be seen walking behind the reporter before he approached the front doors.
When they remained shut, he looked up and down, turned around and threw his hands up in the air as he shook his head.
He stood outside the store until he was approached by a passer-by who presumably explained why the store had to be closed for a deep clean.
Nine News were filming outside the Berala BWS when the man attempted to enter the store
The Berala BWS was forced to temporarily close its doors after coronavirus cases were linked to the shop.
The store was exposed after a Covid-19 patient transport worker unknowingly visited the bottle shop while infectious before Christmas.
This infection was first passed from a family of returned travellers with the virus to a patient transport worker.
The worker then passed it to a colleague, who attended the BWS at Berala without symptoms for a short amount of time on December 20.
It is believed a BWS worker then caught the virus without knowing and served thousands of customers.
People who attended the BWS or Woolworths in the Berala shopping centre on December 20 between 12.30pm and 2pm are being urged to get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
The BWS Berala store was temporarily closed until January 3, with signs posted on the front door informing customers of the closure
Health bosses fear more cases will be recorded after thousands of people went to the bottle shop. The COVID-19 cluster in Berala is currently up to 15 cases.
The store was an exposure site for up to nine hours a day every day between December 22 and New Year’s Eve, skipping only Christmas Day.
Most who dropped by the bottle shop across the Christmas period are now considered close contacts and need to isolate for 14 days even if they only attended the outlet for a short time.
More than 1,000 people attended on Christmas Eve alone.
The store reopened at 10am on Sunday January 3.
The BWS at Berala (pictured) was forced to temporarily close after it was exposed after a Covid-19 patient transport worker unknowingly visited the bottle shop while infectious