Rapid response: Ballarat Health Services COVID-19 testing site team members gather information from people at a pop-up site at Marty Busch Reserve on Tuesday. Photo: ALISTAIR FINLAY

Exposure sites in Ballarat confirmed

September 14, 2021 BY

NEW COVID-19 exposure sites in Ballarat have been revealed following the announcement of the city’s first positive case in over twelve months.

Sites listed include The Lake View Hotel, Big W and the Forge.

Exposure times for The Lake View Hotel at 22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree include Friday, 10 September between 9.45am and 11.30am as a tier one. That means people who were at the location during that time must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Also listed as tier one sites are The Forge Pizzeria, 14 Armstrong Street North between 2.50pm and 3.30pm on Saturday, 11 September and Big W at Greenville and Curtis streets between 4.45pm and 5.30pm on Friday, 10 September.

The Lake View Hotel is also listed a s tier two site on the same say between 7.15am and 7.55am and again on Thursday, 9 September between the same times.

Earlier in the day a Ballarat Health Services statement confirmed care was being provided to a COVID-19 positive case believed to be a construction worker who had acquired the virus while working in Melbourne.

“A member of the Ballarat community has tested positive to COVID-19,” the statement said.

“At this time, they are at home, and being cared for by their health team.

“The Ballarat Health Services Grampians Public Health Unit is providing support to them and contact tracing is underway.

“It remains extremely important that anyone – no matter where they live – with even the mildest of symptoms be tested for COVID-19, and stay home until they can be tested, and until they receive their results.”

In part, as a result of Tuesday’s positive case, the BHS statement the pop-up drive-thru testing site at Marty Busch Reserve in Sebastopol until further notice.

Entry is via Charlotte Street.

“Our Rapid Response Testing Team is stood up-or-down in accordance with local testing demand,” the BHS statement said.

“Please check bhs.org.au/covid each day. BHS continues to work with local health care providers to ensure adequate locally testing is available.”


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