More than 170 venues in Victoria have been visited by a person infected with Covid-19 as the Department of Health’s list of exposure sites grows.
Victorians are urged to regularly check the list on the Department of Health website to see if they have visited any of the locations at key times and to get tested immediately if they have.
New additions to the list include two Tier 1 locations at Bundoora – the shopping centre Unit Hill Town Centre, on May 25 between 2.47pm and 4.07pm, and Agora IGA Express, also on the same day between 11.20am and 12.15pm.
Other new Tier 1 venues include Coles Epping Plaza, on May 19 between 3pm and 3.48pm.
Meanwhile, new Tier 2 sites include Kmart Epping, Coles Epping Plaza, Laurimar Medical Centre in Doreen, Ambarsari Dhaba in Craigieburn and Shell Coles Express Braeside.
Three sites were added earlier on Sunday including Enchanted Adventure Garden tree surfing in Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula. A positive case visited the tourist attraction on Friday, May 21, between 11.25am and 3pm and this venue is a Tier 1 exposure site.
Also added earlier today were two more Tier 1 exposure sites: Short Straw cafe in Hawthorn and Metricon Homes Kalkallo-Cloverton Display Homes in Kalkallo.
Shops and restaurants at Melbourne’s biggest shopping centre, Chadstone, were added to the list on Saturday. A person infected with Covid-19 visited the shopping centre on Wednesday, May 26, between 11.30am and 2pm.
Anyone who was at Chadstone on Wednesday during that time must get tested urgently and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Yokozuna restaurant in the complex has been marked a Tier 1 exposure site, meaning anyone who dined there between 11.30am and 12pm on Wednesday must get tested immediately and begin quarantining for 14 days.
Tier 2 exposure sites at Chadstone on Thursday are Optus, Bakers Delight and Woolworths.
Other new exposure sites added by the Victorian Department of Health on Friday include the LaTrobe University Library on Tuesday, and locations in Braeside, Cragieburn, Epping, Fingal, Glen Iris, Mernda, Mickleham, South Yarra, St Kilda, and Thomastown.
One of the latest areas of concern is the Mornington Peninsula’s busiest tourist attraction.
The Peninsula Hot Springs at Fingal was added to the Tier 1 exposure list on Friday, eight days after an infectious person visited the reception area between 3pm and 3.45pm on May 21.
The Hot Springs closed for business on Thursday, May 27 and posted a notice on its website and social media advising customers it was “pressing pause on operations from 10pm, May 27 until 8am, June 4”.
On Saturday afternoon, further exposure site additions put the list at more than 150 venues.
Victorians have been urged to check the state government’s website for the full and frequently changing list.
On Saturday evening, a dedicated priority testing site was established at the Melbourne Showgrounds for Mount Ridley College students, staff and their families.
A Covid-19 update was sent to parents on Saturday evening, encouraging households to get tested by Sunday 8pm.
Pupils in Year 7 and 8, and teachers who educate those year levels, are being instructed to get tested and quarantine immediately even if they are not identified as a Tier 1 close contact.
The school remains closed and will be deep cleaned while the Department of Health completes a risk assessment.
There are dozens of exposure sites listed on the Victorian Department of Health’s website, with options to search from date added or suburb name.
Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site must immediately isolate, get a Covid test and quarantine for 14 days.
Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms – if symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.
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