A COVID-19 testing site has opened in Gisborne following several exposure sites declared in Sunbury.
Loddon Mallee Rapid Response Testing Team will provide COVID-19 testing at Gisborne Senior Citizens Centre in response to the recently declared Sunbury COVID-19 exposure.
The testing site is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary.
The clinic will provide testing facilities for all members of the community, including those who may find it difficult to travel to the Kyneton, or other existing testing clinics.
The clinic, at 8 Hamilton Street, will be open from 3pm to 8pm today, and 9am to 5.30pm tomorrow.
Organisers advise people to bring a bottle of water and wear a hat and sunscreen in preparation for hot weather.
There may be queues while waiting to be tested. People need to wear a mask and maintain appropriate social distance.
The Sunbury exposure sites are linked to a hotel quarantine worker who tested positive. She is a food and beverage attendant at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport.
She last worked on February 4, and tested negative at the end of her shift. She developed symptoms on February 6.
After being advised she was a primary close contact related to the previously identified exposure at the Holiday Inn, she was required to isolate and be tested on February 8.
She tested positive on February 9 and during the time she was infectious, she visited a number of sites in the Sunbury area.
Exposure sites at Sunbury include the following:
Cellarbrations; Sunny Life Massage, Aldente Deli, Sushi Sushi and Asian Star at Sunbury Square Shopping Centre; PJ’s Pet Warehouse; and Bakers Delight; where a case attended at various times on February 5, 6 and 7.
Anyone who has visited the exposure sites during the times listed on the Department of Health website must immediately isolate, be tested, and remain isolated for 14 days.
For a complete list of testing locations and updates about COVID-19, visit the Department of Health website at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.