South Melbourne Market Is Back on Victoria's Now 320-Venue List of Exposure Sites
The list has expanded rapidly over the past few days as case numbers grow during the state's latest outbreak.
Victoria's current lockdown won't be ending today, Tuesday, July 20, after Premier Daniel Andrews flagged yesterday that the stay-at-home conditions would need to continue due to rising case numbers. Something has been changing during this current outbreak, however, and fast. That'd be the list of exposure sites — which, just a few days back on Friday, July 16, included 125 venues, but now reaches 320.
The Victorian Department of Health has been updating the register as new places are identified, as it does during all outbreaks. Late on Monday, July 19, it announced a number of new Tier 1 exposure sites — including one big and familiar venue. As happened back in June, too, South Melbourne Market is once again on the list.
If you visited the site on Sunday, July 11, you may need to get tested immediately and then self-isolate for 14 days, which is the standard procedure for Tier 1 venues. That requirement applies between the hours of 9.30am–12pm to folks who went to The SuperCool, Spin South Melbourne and Create tBt Toys and Games.
South Melbourne's Panette Eatery on Cecil Street was also named as a Tier 1 site, between 8–11am the same day. Also just joining the list: Coles Glenferrie in Hawthorn from 6.45–7.10pm on Wednesday, July 14, Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya in Fitzroy from 6.35–9.15pm on Thursday, July 15 and Upton Girl cafe in Windsor from 8.30–9.05am on Wednesday, July 14. Obviously, given the lengthy number of sites now named, the list goes on. Some venues date back to Thursday, July 8, while the most recent exposures date to Saturday, July 17.
Other notable venues that've newly joined the roster, but as Tier 2 locations — which requires getting tested urgently, then self-isolating until results are received — include the visitors hub at Queen Victoria Market (from 12.15–1pm on Thursday, July 15), Daniel's Donuts on Collins Street (from 3–3.30pm on Thursday, July 15), Bunnings Dandenong (from 7.45–8.15am on Tuesday, July 13), Richmond's Cheeky Monkey Cafe (from 8.10–8.55am on Friday, July 16), Woolworths Fitzroy (from 12.20–1pm on Friday, July 16), and a number of Metro Train and Yarra Trams routes.
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.
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Published on July 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward