Plough and Harrow Bakery in Sanctuary Point has been listed as a COVID-19 exposure site, after the incorrect bakery was listed on the NSW Health website on Thursday evening.
The date and time of concern at Plough and Harrow is 12.30 to 1pm on Thursday, September 2.
Plough and Harrow are now closed, with staff isolating and awaiting test results. The store has been deep cleaned.
Plough and Harrow was confirmed as the correct exposure site by a spokesperson from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District on Friday.
"We have confirmed with our Public Health Unit that the correct bakery is the Plough and Harrow Bakery at 3/12 Paradise Beach Rd Sanctuary Point," they said.
"I am not sure how quickly NSW Health update their website."
The information has been corrected on the ISLHD Facebook page, however Sanctuary Point Bakery is still listed as a COVID-19 case location on the NSW Health website, which has been confirmed as the incorrect site.
Plough and Harrow made the announcement of a confirmed case visiting the bakery in a Facebook post on Friday.
"We regretfully inform you all that we have been updated by NSW health, who have confirmed that we were the bakery with a positive case last Thursday," they wrote.
"We apologise for any confusion caused by our previous post. We were misinformed by NSW health when we contacted them this morning, and have only now received confirmation.
"The store has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitised, staff are awaiting test results and isolating. We hope to be back with you shortly."
Initially NSW Health notified Sanctuary Point Bakery, next to BWS on Paradise Beach Road, on Wednesday about the exposure which was later confirmed to them as incorrect.
All staff at the Sanctuary Point Bakery were tested and presented negative results.
The bakery closed on Wednesday and Thursday and opened back up on Friday.
Owner of Sanctuary Point Bakery Vichet Seng said he was contacted by a contact tracer who googled bakeries in the area.
"NSW Health googled the bakery and it came up with our number and he rang us to say we had to shut down," he said.
"He thought there was just going to be one bakery in Sanctuary Point."
Vichet said he wasn't worried about the mistake as him and his staff tested negative and went back to work as normal.
"I wasn't scared, we got tested anyway," he said.
"We were just upset and disappointed for the customers. But everything is all good now."
The news of the exposure site comes after two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Shoalhaven on Friday and fragments of the virus were detected in Culburra's sewage plant on Thursday.
Kiama MP Gareth Ward, who slammed the contact tracing and QR code systems on Monday, said the error was "disappointing".
"It's disappointing that the mistake was made, although I understand NSW Health is dealing with a lot. But at the moment, it's important information be timely and accurate," he said regarding the bakeries.
"Not only does incorrectly naming a business cause confusion for owners, it also can damage reputations.
"I think it's another example of Sydney bureaucrats just not understanding regional communities.
"It is an error, but I haven't seen these errors too frequently. Let's hope it doesn't happen again."
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, is urged to immediately get tested.
Even people with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should arrange testing as quickly as possible.
Local testing sites
Culburra Beach Histopath - Drive-through Clinic
Crookhaven Park, Culburra Oval Mini Fields car park (opposite Culburra Beach Tennis Courts). Entry via Prince Edward Ave, Culburra Beach. Open 8am to 4pm, seven days.
Bomaderry Histopath Drive-Through Clinic
Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre car park, 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry. Open 8am to 5pm, seven days.
Huskisson Southern IML Drive-Through Clinic
Huskisson Scout Hall Carpark, Kioloa Street, Huskisson. Open 8am to 5pm, seven days.
Sussex Inlet Histopath - Drive-Through Clinic
Sussex Inlet Aquatic Centre, 21 Thomson Street, Sussex Inlet. Open 8am to 4pm, seven days.
Shoalhaven District Hospital
2 Scenic Drive, in the Hospital in the Home (HITH) area. Phone: 1300 002 108. No appointment, no doctor referral required. Open 8:30am-12:30pm and 1.15pm - 4.30pm - seven days.
Nowra Southern IML Pathology Drive-Through Clinic
57 Junction Street, Nowra. No appointment, no doctor referral required. Open 9am-5pm - Monday to Friday.
North Nowra Southern IML Pop up Drive-Through Clinic
Bernie Regan Sporting Complex, West Cambewarra Road (enter via Illaroo Road), No appointment, no doctor referral required, Open 8am-5pm - seven days.
Nowra Showground Laverty Pop up Drive-Through Clinic
West Street, Nowra. No appointment, no doctor referral required. Open 8am-2pm - Monday to Friday; 8am-12noon Saturday and Sunday.
Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic
114 Princes Highway, Ulladulla. Phone 4455 5422.
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