Things you need to know about COVID-19 in Ballarat

September 16, 2021 BY

COVID-19: Testing sites are available at Marty Busch Reserve, Sebastopol and 4Cyte Pathology, Ballarat and by appointment only at UFS Respiratory Clinic. Photo: ALISTAIR FINLAY

*****THIS POST IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED******

 

AT 11.59am on Wednesday, 15 September the City of Ballarat local government area was placed into lockdown.

The settings will be familiar to everyone, with only three reasons to leave home. Those being shopping for necessary goods and services, authorised work and study, caregiving or compassionate reasons, exercise, and getting vaccinated.

Also back in the five-kilometre travel radius, while masks continue to remain mandatory in pretty much all situations.

“We know this will be disappointing for the Ballarat community, but we’d rather get on top of these cases open up again as quickly as possible, than let cases get out of control in the area,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.

See here for a list of current restrictions.

There are currently 17 active cases of COVID-19 in Ballarat listed at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-coronavirus-covid-19-data.

 

Testing sites

There are currently a number of pop-up and permanent COVID-19 testing sites across the city.

Ballarat Health Services maintain a full and up to date list on their website. Visit bhs.org.au/news-and-events/covid-19-information/testing-for-covid-19 for more information.

A link to the DHHS testing site wait times web page.

 

Current testing sites include:

Marty Busch Reserve, Sebastopol. Drive-thru. Entry via Charlotte Street, 9.00am to 6.00pm. No appointment required.

Victoria Park, Military Drive, Newington. Drive-thru. 8am to 8pm. No appointment required.

Ballarat Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre, Prince of Wales Recreation Reserve, Gillies Street North, Lake Gardens. Walk in, from 9.30am to 5.30pm No appointment required.

*** THIS SITE IS NOW CLOSED **** The Ballarat Sports Events Centre (car park), 989 Norman Street, Wendouree. Drive-thru, from 8am to 6pm. No appointment required.

UFS Respiratory Clinic, 309 Dana Street (corner of Doveton Street South), Ballarat. Appointment required. Book online via ufs.com.au/coronavirus/covid-19-testing-clinic or call 03 4311 1571

4Cyte Pathology Ballarat COVID-19 Collections. 630 Skipton Street, Redan. No appointment needed – just come in during opening hours. COVID-19 testing is bulk billed/free of charge. Visit 4cyte.com.au/Covid19_Location_Redan.php for more info.

*** THIS SITE IS NOW CLOSED **** Federation University, Mount Helen, East Terrace (off Gear Avenue or Bell Avenue). Drive-thru. 8am to 6pm. Note: Healthcare workers and their immediate household members have priority for COVID testing at this site. Please bring your staff ID. No appointment necessary.

Call to Test. The Call to Test Service is available to people who are five years of age or older and have symptoms of COVID-19 but are unable to leave their home. All callers are screened for eligibility. To access this service call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 9. Click here for more information on this service.

 

Vaccination locations

The BHS run mass vacation clinic is located at 613 Main Road, Golden Point. That site takes walk ins for the AstraZeneca product from 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.

Booking for are required for the Pfizer product.

For more on Ballarat Health Service vaccination effort visit bhs.org.au/news-and-events/covid-19-information/vaccination.

 

Exposure sites

Exposure sites are managed by the Department of Health and Human Services and posted on its website at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/case-alerts-public-exposure-sites.

 

Current Ballarat and district listed exposure sites include:

Ballarat Central, Griller’s Mark Burger Bar & Grill, 58-60 Lydiard Street North. Thursday, 16 September, 8.45am – 9.00pm. Case attended venue. Some individuals will be Tier 1 contacts required to quarantine for 14 days and the Department will contact them directly with this advice – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill, 201 Mair Street. Thursday, 16 September, 7.30pm – 8.20pm. Case attended venue  – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, Woolworths Ballarat Central, 7/25 Eastwood Street. Thursday, 16 September, 5.55pm – 6.45pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, Woolworths Ballarat Central, 7/25 Eastwood Street. Thursday, 16 September 2.30pm – 3.10pm. Case attended venue          – Tier 2

Sebastopol, Woolworths Sebastopol, Corner Albert and Hertford streets. Thursday, 16 September, 9.05am – 10.00am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Alfredton, Woolworths Lucas Shopping Centre, Dyson and Remembrance drives. Wednesday, 15 September, 6.20pm – 7.20pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Sebastopol, Woolworths Sebastopol, Corner Albert and Hertford streets. Wednesday, 15 September, 5.45pm – 6.40pm. Case attended venue         – Tier 2

Delacombe, Bunnings Delacombe, 307 Smythes Road. Wednesday, 15 September, 5.20pm – 6.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Public Transport. V/Line replacement bus service (Wendouree to Southern Cross Station and Melton Station to Southern Cross Station). Wednesday, 15 September, 12.32pm – 1.12pm. Case took bus – Tier 2

Ballarat, F45 Training Ballarat, 8 Mair Street. Tuesday, 14 September, 6.15am – 7.45am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Alfredton, Aldi Alfredton, 1611-1616 Sturt Street. Tuesday, 14 September, 5.25pm – 6.35pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, Ballarat GovHub, 101 Armstrong Street North. Tuesday, 14 September. 7.55am – 5.10pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Sebastopol, Sebastopol UFS Pharmacy, 56 Albert Street. Monday, 13 September, 3.45pm – 4.50pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Wendouree, Cotton On Stockland Wendouree Village Shopping Centre, Gillies Street. Monday, 13 September, 3.05pm – 4.00pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Wendouree, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse – Stockland Wendouree Village Shopping Centre, Shop 105, Gillies Street. Monday, 13 September. 2.30pm – 3.10pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Wendouree, Connor Menswear – Stockland Wendouree Village Shopping Centre, Shop 25, Gillies Street Monday, 13 September, 2.10pm – 3.00pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Wendouree, Stockland Wendouree Village Shopping Centre, Gillies Street. Monday, 13 September. 2.05pm – 4.15pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, Commonwealth Bank Ballarat Branch, corner Sturt and Lydiard streets. Monday, 13 September, 1.10pm – 2.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Wendouree, Just Cuts – Wendouree Village Shopping Centre, 330 Gillies St North. Monday, 13 September, 11.16am – 12.16pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Sebastapol, Ballarat Brick Cleaning, 109 Hertford Street. Monday, 13 September 7.45am – 8.30am. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Sebastopol, Woolworths Sebastopol, Albert and Hertford streets. Sunday, 12 September, 3.45pm – 4.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, Bunnings Delacombe, 307 Smythes Road. Sunday, 12 September, 3.10pm – 4.00pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, Myer Central Square Shopping Centre, Sturt Street. Sunday, 12 September, 1.05pm to 2.20pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, Target Ballarat, 5 Doveton Street. Sunday, 12 September, 12.55pm – 2.35pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, New Generation Clothing Ballarat, 26 Doveton Street South. Sunday, 12 September. 12.30pm – 1.20pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Daylesford, Lake House Hotel, 4 King Street. Sunday, 12 September, 12am – 145am. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Ballarat Central, Best & Less Bridge Mall Shopping Centre, Little Bridge Street. Saturday, 11 September, 3.35pm – 4.15pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, Big W Ballarat, Grenville and Curtis streets. Saturday, 11 September, 3.20pm – 4.10pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat , Big W Ballarat, corner Curtis and Grenville streets. Saturday, 11 September. 3.10pm – 4.10pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, The Forge Pizzeria, 14 Armstrong Street North. Saturday, 11 September 1.50pm – 3.30pm. Case attended venue. Tier 1

Daylesford, Lake House Hotel, 4 King Street. Saturday, 11 September, 1.15pm – 11.59pm. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Wendouree, LaBella Nails Stockland – Wendouree Shopping Centre, Corner Norman and Gillies Streets. Saturday, 11 September – 12.45 to 2.20pm. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Ballarat Central, Ryans IGA Pleasant Park, corner Sturt and Pleasant streets. Saturday, 11 September 10.45am – 11.30am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, Big W – Ballarat, Greenville and Curtis Street. Friday, 10 September 4.45pm – 5.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Ballarat Central, PUMA – Bridge Mall, 31 Bridge Mall. Friday, 10 September 4.05pm – 5.00pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, Bridge Mall Playground. Friday, 10 September 3.50pm – 5.30pm – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, Hudsons Coffee – Bridge Mall, 7/1/15 Bridge Mall. Friday, 10 September 3.50pm – 4.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat, Phoenix Alternative Body and Soul, 107 Sturt Street. Friday, 10 September. 2.10pm – 3.00pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Ballarat Central, Sturt Street UFS Pharmacy, 717 Sturt Street. Friday, 10 September 2pm – 3pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, The Butcher Club – Delacombe Town Centre, 315 Glenelg Highway. Friday, 10 September 1.15pm – 1.55pm Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, Woolworths – Delacombe Town Centre, 315 Glenelg Highway. Friday, 10 September, 12.45pm – 1.40pm, Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, Kmart – Delacombe Town Centre, 315 Glenelg Highway. Friday, 10 September, 12.05pm – 1.15pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Sebastapol, Chemist Warehouse, 112 Albert Street. Friday, 10 September 11.25am – 12.20pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, Griffin Burger – Delacombe Town Centre, 315 Glenelg Highway. Friday, 10 September, 11.20am – 12.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Lake Wendouree. The Lake View Hotel, 22 Wendouree Parade. Friday, 10 September 9.45am – 11.30am. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Delacombe, construction site, 155 Majestic Way. Friday, 10 September 9am – 3:30pm. Case attended site – Tier 1

Ballarat, Clarendon College Early Learning Centre, 614 Mair Street. Friday, 10 September 8.15am – 9.00am. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Lake Wendouree. The Lake View Hotel, 22 Wendouree Parade. Friday, 10 September 7.15am – 7.55am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Sebastopol, Coles Sebastopol, 210 Albert Street. Friday, 10 September 7.35am – 8.15am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Canadian, construction site, Lot 5 Cerberus Lane. Friday, 10 September 6.50am – 5.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Sebastopol, Monte’s Fish Chips and Pizza, 192 Albert Street. Thursday, 9 September 6.30pm – 7pm. Case attended venue        – Tier 2

Delacombe, construction site, 155 Majestic Way. Thursday, 9 September 9am – 3:30pm. Case attended site – Tier 1

Lake Wendouree. The Lake View Hotel, 22 Wendouree Parade. Thursday, 9 September 7.15am – 7.55am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Daylesford, Springs Medical, 10 Hospital Street. Wednesday, 8 September 3.15pm – 4.30pm. Case attended venue – Tier 1

Delacombe, Delacombe UFS Pharmacy, 830 La Trobe Street. Wednesday, 8 September 3.45pm – 4.25pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, MaxiParts, 264 Park Street West. Wednesday, 8 September 3pm – 4pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Daylesford, Panchos Café, 117 Vincent Street. Wednesday, 8 September 10.20am – 11.00am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Delacombe, construction site, 155 Majestic Way. Wednesday, 8 September 9am – 3:30pm. Case attended site – Tier 1

Delacombe, Total Tools, 897 La Trobe Street. Wednesday, 8 September 8.50am – 9.35am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Sebastopol, Coles Sebastopol, 210 Albert Street. Wednesday, 8 September 8am – 9am. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Daylesford, Cliffys Emporium Daylesford, 30 Raglan Street. Tuesday, 7 September 3.20pm – 8.45pm. Case attended venue – Tier 2

Winter Valley, construction site, Lot 626 Nozawa Street. Monday, 6 September 7am – 3pm. Case attended site – Tier 1

Lake Wendouree, Australian Catholic University – Ballarat, 1200 Mair Street. Wednesday, 1 September 3.30pm – 6pm. Case attended venue. Some individuals will be Tier 1 contacts required to quarantine for 14 days and the Department will contact them directly with this advice – Tier 2

 

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