Melburnians Who Visited These Venues Are Asked to Get Tested and Self-Isolate
A man who arrived back from overseas and undertook hotel quarantine in South Australia has tested positive after returning to Melbourne.
Back in April, when Melbourne's most recent COVID-19 case was reported, it came via a Victorian man who tested positive upon his return to the city after spending 14 days in hotel quarantine in Perth. Today, Tuesday, May 11, another new case has been identified in similar circumstances. This time, Victoria's Department of Health has announced that a man who has arrived back from overseas and undertaken hotel quarantine in South Australia has tested positive after subsequently returning to Melbourne.
The man in his 30s arrived back at his home in Wollert on Tuesday, May 4, started experiencing symptoms on Saturday, May 8, got tested on Monday, May 10 and received his positive result this morning. As happens in these situations, the Department of Health has also released a new list of exposure sites — so, Melburnians, you'll need to take note.
The Department of Health separates its list of exposure venues into tiers, with different actions required with each category. With Tier 1 sites, anyone present at the identified time and place is required to get tested for COVID-19 immediately, then self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their initial test result — which applies to folks who were at TIC Group's front office on Blackshaws Road in Altona North at any point on Thursday, May 6; Indiagate Spices and Groceries on High Street in Epping between 5–6pm on the same day; Curry Vault Indian Restaurant and Bar in the Melbourne CBD from 6.30–9.30pm on Friday, May 7; and Epping Woolworths, on the corner of Cooper and High streets, from 5.40–6.38pm on Saturday, May 8.
Three venues are also on the Tier 2 list: TIC Group's rear warehouse section on Blackshaws Road in Altona North at any point on Thursday, May 6; 7-11 on High and Cooper streets, Epping, between 6.30–7pm on the same day; and the same 7-11 store, but from 11.10–11.40am on Sunday, May 8. Anyone who was also at these sites during the above timeframes must also get tested for COVID-19 immediately, and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
Melburnians can keep an eye on the local list of exposure sites at the Department of Health website — as it may change if more sites are identified.
For those looking to get tested, you can find a list of testing sites including regularly updated waiting times also on the Department of Health website.
And, has remained the case throughout the pandemic, Melburnians should be looking out for coughs, fever, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, or loss of smell or taste, symptoms-wise.
For further details on the latest exposure sites and updated public health advice, see the Department of Health website.
Published on May 11, 2021 by Sarah Ward