Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland and Cessnock supermarkets in Hunter's latest COVID exposure sites

SUPERMARKETS continue to dominate the growing list of Newcastle and Hunter COVID exposure sites, with venues around the region among the latest added to Hunter New England's alerts.

Health authorities updated a Woolworths Toronto alert on Thursday morning, narrowing the window first specified for a casual exposure to between 11.40am and 11.55am on Friday September 10.

It joins Woolworths Cessnock, Woolworths Charlestown Square, Woolworths Mayfield, Woolworths Beresfield, Aldi Wallsend, Chemistworks Glendale, Coles Waratah, Coles Rutherford, The Reject Shop Toronto and Petquarters Rutherford as the latest additions.

All were casual contact exposures, meaning anyone who attended during the specified timeframe must get tested and isolate immediately until a negative test result is received.

NSW Health says it will contact anyone deemed a close contact directly to advise them of what they must do.

The Cessnock supermarket's exposure window spans 5.30pm to 6pm on Sunday, September 12, while at Charlestown Square it is from 11.40am to noon on Thursday September 9 as well as 11am to 11.25am on Saturday, September 11.

At Mayfield, where a cluster continues to grow, the window is from 7.55pm to 8.15pm on Wednesday September 8. Beresfield's window is 9am to 9.15am the same day.

Exposure at Aldi Wallsend was 1pm to 1.15pm on Monday September 6 as well as 11.05am to 11.15am on Thursday September 9. The Glendale chemist's is 11.15am to 11.25am on Sunday September 12, while Coles Waratah's exposure was 4.55pm to 5.05pm on Wednesday September 8.

Coles Rutherford was an exposure site from 11.45am to 12.15pm on Saturday September 11, while anyone at Toronto's Reject Shop from 11.25am to 11.35am must take precautions.

The Rutherford pet shop's window was from 10.40am to 10.50am on Saturday, September 11.

You can check the full list of Hunter exposure sites updated daily here.

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