Worker tests positive at Altona North Woolworths


Goya Dmytryshchak

Woolworths has issued advice to shoppers after a worker at its Altona North supermarket in Borrack Square tested positive to COVID-19.

The employee last worked at the store on Friday, September 4.

Woolworths has issued a statement for anyone who shopped in the store that day and was subsequently unwell.

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

“Customers and team members should be assured they can continue to safely shop and work at our North Altona store.

“Any customers who shopped in our North Altona store on Friday, 4 September, and feel unwell in the next two weeks should make contact with the health authorities.”

Woolworths said it was contacting its workers and providing 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,” it said.

“As an extra precautionary measure we have undertaken an additional deep clean of the store.”

A second Altona North store at Millers Junction is among 11 Woolworths statewide trialling a QR code scanner to help health authorities with rapid contact tracing.

The QR Code Contact Tracing system enables customers with a smartphone to use their QR code at the entrance to check in and register their contact details.