Melburnians Who Visited the MCG and Highpoint Shopping Centre May Need to Get Tested
More than a month after its last lockdown, the city's list of exposure sites is growing again.
Melbourne's latest lockdown ended more than a month ago, but the pandemic obviously isn't going away just yet. At present, new cases linked to Sydney's current cluster and lockdown have popped up in the Victorian capital — and that means that the city's exposure sites list is growing. Yes, again.
At the time of writing on Wednesday, July 14, the list on the Victorian Department of Health website has 15 entries. The big one: the MCG. These days, going to the footy does mean that you might end up needing to get tested afterwards, and that's exactly what's happening regarding the Carlton versus Geelong match on Saturday, July 10. If you were at the game at all between 4–8pm, you need to monitor for symptoms. If you specifically spent some time on level two of the MCC members' reserve section during the same window of time, you need to now get tested urgently and self-isolate until you get a negative result.
Also on the list: Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre, including the Coles in the centre, all between 5.28–6.28pm on Saturday, July 10. If you were at Coles at that time, you need to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.
Not yet on the website, but named by Jeroen Weimar, Victoria's COVID-19 Commander, in the press conference today, Wednesday, July 14: Highpoint Shopping Centre. Anyone there on Friday, July 9 between 10am–2pm needs to get tested at present.
The new exposure sites follow the news that seven more COVID-19 cases have been identified so far today — as part of two separate chains of transmission, Weimar advised. They're in addition to the one local case included in today's official numbers.
As always, Melburnians can keep an eye on the local list of exposure sites at the Department of Health website — it will keep being updated if and when 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 July 14, 2021 by Sarah Ward