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Covid in Latrobe

Covid in Latrobe

Cases and exposure sites increase

Update provided by the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit - 12pm, 1 October 2021

Latrobe City

The total active COVID-19 positive cases in Latrobe City is 28.

There are new exposure sites associated with these cases. These sites are Tier 1 and Tier 2. There are new exposure sites associated with the evolving situation in Latrobe City, linked to the positive COVID-19 cases announced yesterday.

These sites are Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure regardless of the result.

Tier 1 represents exposure sites where people attending are at greatest risk of catching the virus and passing the infection to others. We regard people who have been at a Tier 1 site in the relevant time period as ‘close contacts’.

New Exposure Sites in Latrobe City;

Tier 1

National Australia Bank, Morwell
Tuesday 28 September, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 29 September, 9.00am - 11.00am

Cafe Qu Bah, Mid Valley Shopping Centre, Morwell
Sunday 26 September, 5.55pm - 7.15pm

Village Cinema, Morwell
Sunday 26 September, 7.00pm - 10.30pm

Betta Electrical, Moe
Monday 27 September, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Ramahyuck Medical Clinic, Morwell
Wednesday 22 September, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 23 September, 9.30am - 11.00am

Repco, Morwell
Thursday 23 September, 8.00am – 12.30pm

Repco, Traralgon
Monday 20 September, 7.00am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 September, 7.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 22 September, 7.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday 23 September, 12.00pm - 5.30pm
Friday 24 September, 8.00am - 5.30pm

BELOW: Latrobe Tier 2 sites, testing sites, Wellington latest, about exposure sites

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Update provided by the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit - 12pm, 1 October 2021 - continued...

Latrobe - Tier 2

Woolworths, Traralgon
Sunday 26 September, 5.00pm - 5.30pm

Bunnings Warehouse, Traralgon
Friday 24 September, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Woolworths, Traralgon
Saturday 25 September, 12.15pm – 12.45pm

Montague Pharmacy, Rintoull St, Morwell
Wednesday 22 September, 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Kmart, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Tuesday 21 September, 10.00am – 10.35am

Coles, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Tuesday 21 September, 10.20am – 10.45am

Bunnings Warehouse, Morwell
Tuesday 21 September, 5.10pm – 5.35pm

Tyre Service, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Tuesday 21 September, 9.30am – 9.55am and 11.15am – 11.45am

Coles, Moe
Wednesday 22 September, 6.30pm – 7.05pm

Dear Delilah Florist, Morwell
Wednesday 22 September, 2.00pm – 2.30pm and 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Shell Service Station, 115 Princes Highway, Traralgon
Tuesday 21 September, 11.30am – 12.00pm
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Coles, Morwell
Wednesday 22 September, 9.30am – 10.00am
Woolworths, Mid Valley Shopping Centre, Morwell
Wednesday 22 September, 10.10am – 10.40am

Bunnings Warehouse, Traralgon
Wednesday 15 September, 5.25pm – 6.50pm

Cotton On, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Tuesday 21 September, 9.45am - 11.30am

QBD Books, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Tuesday 21 September, 11.00am - 11.30am

Officeworks, Traralgon
Wednesday 15 September, 7.00am - 8.30am

Kmart, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Wednesday 15 September, 2.40pm - 3.15pm
Thursday 16 September, 2.05pm - 2.20pm

Cooinda Hill Opportunity Shop, Traralgon
Thursday 16 September, 1.30pm - 2.00pm

Coles Supermarket, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Wednesday 15 September, 2.50pm - 3.20pm
Thursday 16 September, 2.20pm - 2.45pm

Kmart, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Sunday 26 September, 5.30pm - 6.20pm

Traralgon Centre Plaza, Traralgon
Sunday 26 September, 5.20pm - 5.40pm
Monday 27 September, 1.45pm - 2.10pm

Food Co Cafe, Traralgon
Monday 27 September, 1.15pm - 1.35pm

SpecSavers, Traralgon
Monday 27 September, 9.15am - 10.30am

Mitre 10, Moe
Sunday 26 September, 2.55pm - 3.30pm

Clearview Radiology, Moe
Monday 27 September, 11.45am - 1.00pm

Testing opportunities in Latrobe City include;

• Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium drive through, Ashby St, Traralgon 9.30am – 5pm today and 9am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday. No appointments required.

• Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic, Morwell. Appointments required, for bookings go to https://bit.ly/3Fbd8eH.

• LCHS - Senior Citizens Centre, Moe - Walk-up, no appointments necessary. 10am – 2pm Sunday.

• Morwell East Football Netball Ground drive through. No appointments required. Currently operating and closing time today will be determined by demand and weather conditions. 9am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Wellington

The total active COVID-19 positive cases in Wellington is 1 after one case was cleared yesterday.

There are no new exposure sites associated with this case.

Testing opportunities in Wellington include;

• Wellington Respiratory Clinic walk in. 9am – 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Appointments are required, for bookings contact 5143 7900.

• Yarram and district Health Service 10am – 2pm today.

How are exposure sites classified?

An exposure site is a location a person who has tested positive to COVID-19 visited while they were potentially infectious. These locations are generally identified through contact tracing, where the person provides a detailed history of their contacts and places they visited up to three days before they developed symptoms (or tested positive, if they didn’t have any symptoms).

You might have seen these exposure sites classified as either Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3. But what does this mean?

Contact tracers and public health professionals carry out risk assessments to classify exposure sites. These risk assessments determine whether a particular place is a high-, medium- or low-risk setting for transmission.

We know SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is more likely to spread in certain environments. Typically, settings that constitute one or more of the ‘three Cs’ are considered highrisk:

• crowded places (indoors carry a greater risk than outdoors)

• close-contact settings (especially where people have close-range conversations, such as in a
bar)

• confined and enclosed spaces (this specifically refers to indoor spaces with poor ventilation).

In determining how to classify a site, health experts will also consider the amount of time the positive case spent there. We know the risk of COVID spread is related to the length of exposure — that is, the greater the time spent in close contact, the higher the risk.

Finally, the risk level of the site may be influenced by the nature of the location and the sort of activity the positive case conducted there.

Tier 1 represents exposure sites where people attending are at greatest risk of catching the virus and passing the infection to others. As such, people who have visited a Tier 1 site during the time specified must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days — regardless of their result.

People who visited Tier 2 and Tier 3 sites are at lower risk of being exposed to a positive case, and therefore less likely to contract and spread the virus.

For Tier 2, the public health directive is to get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result. People who visit Tier 2 sites during the relevant time period could be regarded as ‘casual contacts’.

Tier 3 sites appear to be precautionary and present the smallest risk — and are potentially places where positive cases have just passed through.

If your workplace has been identified as an exposure site, there is information available to help you https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/confirmed-case-workplace.

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