22/08: Update: Additional Countdown stores identified as locations of interest, store closures

As of today, a total of 13 of our stores have been visited by someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Stores identified today are:

  • Countdown Manukau - visited on Thursday 19 August between 4.53 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Countdown Mangere East - visited on Friday 20 August between 10.50 am - 10.55 am
  • Countdown Greenlane - visited on Tuesday 17 August between 8:27 pm - 8:50 pm
  • Countdown Victoria Street West - visited on Sunday 15 August between 2.30 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Countdown Grey Lynn - visited on Tuesday the 17 August - 6.52 pm to 7.15 as well as Wednesday the 18 August 4.45 pm to 5.30 pm

These stores will be closed while we undertake deep cleaning.

Previously identified stores are:

  • Countdown Lincoln Road - visited on Wednesday, 11 August at 2.56pm - 3.30pm
  • Countdown Glenfield - visited on Saturday, 14 August at 5pm - 5.15pm and Sunday, 15 August 2021.
  • Countdown Lynfield - visited on Wednesday, 4 August at 2.45pm - 3.05pm and Sunday, 15 August at 8pm - 8.15pm
  • Countdown Takapuna - visited on Sunday, 15 August at 3.20pm - 3.30pm
  • Countdown Birkenhead - visited on Friday, 13 August at 6:00pm - 6:30pm and visited twice on Monday, 16 August. The first visit was at 7.00am - 7.15am and the second visit was at 12.30pm - 12.45pm.
  • Countdown Botany Downs - visited on Tuesday 17 August between 10.20am and 10.30 am
  • Countdown Newtown - visited on Friday 20 August between 8.05 am - 9.45 am
  • Countdown Johnsonville - visited on Wednesday 18 August between 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

As a precaution, deep cleans have been undertaken in each of these stores, in addition to the thorough cleaning that is undertaken during each day which has been further increased following the recent alert level change.

Any team members who were working during the time of the visits have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and be tested three times as per the guidance we have received from Auckland Public Health.

In addition at the moment our Botany, Birkenhead, Glenfield, Albert Street Metro, and Halsey Street Metro stores are all temporarily closed, and:

  • Countdown Hauraki Corner will be temporarily closed from 7pm today, Sunday 22 August to Thursday 2 September so our team can help meet demand at other stores during the Alert Level 4 lockdown
  • Countdown Mangere Mall will also be temporarily closed from 6pm today, Sunday 22 August to Wednesday 1 September as we have a number of our team now at home isolating with their families after two local schools were listed as locations of interest
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