Four new exposure sites in Melbourne

By | February 13, 2021

Four new locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria as the state enters its second day of lockdown.

The Department of Health and Human Services said on Sunday four places had been classified after being visited by a potentially infectious COVID-positive person.

The sites include a Woolworths, two swimming centres and a bakery.

The new tier one exposure sites and times are:

  • Elite Swimming Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale, on February 8 between 5pm and 6pm
  • Woolworths Broadmeadows Central, Broadmeadows, on February 9 between 12.15pm and 12.30pm
  • Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, Broadmeadows, on February 9 between 12.30pm and 12.45pm
  • Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre, Pascoe Vale, on February 10 between 4pm and 7.30pm

Anyone who has visited those exposure sites during the listed times must immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.

There are now almost 40 tier 1 exposure sites in Melbourne, with locations in Albert Park, Brighton, Broadmeadows, Brandon Park, Clayton South, Coburg, Glenroy, Glen Waverley, Heatherton, Hoppers Crossing, Keysborough, Maidstone, Melbourne Airport, Moorabbin Airport, Pascoe Vale, Springvale, Sunbury, Sunshine, and Taylors Lakes.

Former Australian Medical Association Dr Tony Bartone says what unfolds in the next couple of days will be crucial.

“With the number of exposure sites increasing day by day with the number of cases – even though small – and the contacts from those cases increasing, so we’ve now got primary contacts and secondary contacts well in excess of thousands of people being in that contact tracing net, we are really very much at the results of the testing over the next few days,” Dr Bartone told the Nine Network on Sunday.

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“That will inform how we go.”

The full list is here.

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