Melburnians Who Visited Terminal 4 During a Ten-Hour Period Must Self-Isolate for 14 Days
The list exposure sites in Melbourne has now grown to 30.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 12 — 12.44pm: The Victorian Government has now classified all of Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport as a Tier 1 exposure site. Anyone who was at Terminal 4 between 4.45am–2pm on Tuesday, February 9 must isolate immediately, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.
As Melbourne's Holiday Inn COVID-19 cluster continues to grow, with 13 cases linked to the outbreak as of 11pm on Thursday, February 11, more sites continue to be added to the list of exposure sites. Five new locally acquired cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 19, with the list of venues visited by a positive case now sitting at 30.
One venue added to the exposure site list as of last night is Brunetti, Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport. The airport cafe was visited by a positive case on Tuesday, February 9 between 4.45am–1.15pm — yes, eight hours. This venue is classified as 'Tier 1', which means anyone who visited the venue during the designated times is required to immediately isolate, get a test and remain isolated for 14 days, regardless of the test result.
Other exposure sites that have recently been added to the Tier 1 list include Commonwealth Bank, Glen Waverley between 1.30pm and 2.15pm and HSBC Bank, Glen Waverley between 2.15–3.30pm, both on Tuesday, February 9.
One location has also been added to the Tier 2 exposure site list. Anyone who visited the Sunbury Shopping Centre between 3.40–4.30pm on Friday, February 5 is required to get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.
You can find the full list of exposure sites at the Victorian Government Department of Health website.
For those looking to get tested, a new drive-thru testing site has opened in Sunbury at the former Masters carpark on the corner of Vineyard Road and McDougall Road. You can find a list of testing sites including regularly updated waiting times here.
Victoria had previously been 28 days without any new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, before a hotel quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt Hotel tested positive to the virus on Wednesday, February 3. Just four days later, a second hotel quarantine worker, this time at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport also tested positive.
For further details on the latest exposure sites and updated public health advice, see the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Published on February 12, 2021 by Ben Hansen