New testing centres open after more than 30 COVID-19 exposure sites listed in south-west Victoria

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Two new testing centres have opened in south-west Victoria after more than 30 COVID-19 exposure sites were identified in the region.

Two of the exposure sites are considered tier one, meaning those exposed must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

That includes a Warrnambool-to-Camperdown V/Line bus service from 5:00pm to 7:00pm last Saturday, September 18.

A hair salon in Camperdown is the other tier-one site, with an exposure period on Tuesday afternoon.

The tier-two exposure listings across the south-west include retail stores, a cinema, grocery stores and hospitality venues.

In a statement, South West Healthcare said it was working with the Department of Health and Barwon South West Public Health Unit, and affected businesses could expect a phone call.

Two pop-up asymptomatic testing sites have been set up at the South Warrnambool and Camperdown football ovals.

South West Healthcare has also suspended all visits to its campuses, with the exception of end-of-life visits and birth partners or parents of children.

Region already on alert

Traces of coronavirus were unexpectedly detected in wastewater in Warrnambool on Tuesday, September 21.

No details have been revealed about the positive case who attended the multiple new exposure sites.

Seventeen of the listings are in Warrnambool, including the city’s train station, with the exposure periods all last Saturday.

A further 13 exposure site listings are in Camperdown, across Monday and Tuesday.

The Terang IGA supermarket is also listed as an exposure site, from 6.30pm to 7.15pm last Friday, September 17.

It’s not the first COVID-19 scare in south-west Victoria this week.

Several exposure sites were listed in Hamilton, after three painters from Melbourne visited while infectious.

Fragments of the virus were detected in wastewater three days after the trio left town.

However, Western District Health Services CEO Rohan Fitzgerald said the timing of the samples effectively meant the painters could not have been the source of that particular detection.

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