COVID-19 UPDATE - Thursday 6th August
Marrickville Metro have been contacted by NSW Health who have confirmed a customer who visited Woolworths has tested positive to COVID-19. At this time, they have confirmed that the customer visited the Centre and shopped only at Woolworths on Sunday 2nd August between 7.00pm and 7.20pm.
NSW Health have confirmed that the customer is classified as a casual contact. This means customers or staff who were at the Centre or Woolworths during this time are to monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. For more information on this, please refer to the NSW Health guidelines in the link above.
In response Marrickville Metro and Woolworths will carry out thorough cleaning throughout the day and Woolworths have confirmed they will carry out a deep-clean of their store this evening.
The health and safety of everyone who visits Marrickville Metro continues to be our primary focus. We have remained diligent in our cleaning processes and through our service providers, have placed additional focus on key areas such as hard surfaces, food courts and bathrooms and have the facilities in place to support our customers and tenants to practice good hygiene, such as hand sanitisers at entry and exit points.
We have policies and procedures in place, particularly with our service providers, if there is any escalation in advice from the Government. We will continue to monitor this issue and if there is any change in advice, we will notify our valued retailers and customers as appropriate.
Marrickville Metro is closely monitoring COVID-19 and the advice of state and national health authorities in relation to infectious diseases.
Following recent government announcements, we are pleased to advise that many of our retailers are open and trading. Marrickville Metro has remained open throughout this period to provide essential services to the community and while the health and safety of everyone who visits the centre remains our priority, we are pleased to see many retailers open. Please view our stores for a full list of retailers trading.
We are working hard to ensure a visit to Marrickville Metro remains a safe and welcoming experience. We have remained diligent in our cleaning processes and through our service providers, we have placed additional focus on key areas such as hard surfaces, food courts and bathrooms and all AMP Capital managed assets have facilities in place to support our customers and tenants to practise good hygiene, such as hand sanitisers. We’ve also increased signage and security to ensure physical distancing and other government measures continue to be observed by everyone.
Our stores have signs at entry points to instruct customers not to enter if they are unwell or have COVID19 symptoms. Each business has the right to refuse service and must insist that anyone with these symptoms leaves the premises. Where practically possible, retailers have set up separate exit and entry points to minimise contact.
The food court is now open, tables will be 1.5 metres apart and physical distancing practises still apply. Restaurants and cafes are now also open for dining services, however customer number restrictions apply. For a list of restaurants, takeaways and cafes open please visit this link.
Beauty services are also open with strict COVIDSafe measures in place. Please click here for a list of beauty services open.
We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. To protect others and when visiting the centre you must:
We will continue to monitor this issue and if there is any change in advice, we will notify our valued retailers and customers as appropriate.
Due to the recently announced “Road to Recovery” by the Australian Government, and the recommended staged approach, AMP Capital has developed a COVIDSafe Policy, in line with the Safework Australia guidelines. For more information on the policy visit this link.
We encourage our tenants and customers to monitor Public Health Department advice to ensure you receive the latest information, alerts and answers to frequently asked questions. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert