September 26th, 2021New COVID exposure sites have been listed for Ballarat
Several new COVID exposure sites have been listed for Ballarat, stemming from one new household, which currently includes two positive cases of unknown acquisition, and one positive case who travelled to Ballarat from metropolitan Melbourne for permitted reasons.
The Ballarat community knows the drill, and it is essential that everyone does the right thing.
Please check the Department of Health’s website frequently and if you have been to one of the sites listed – at the date and time of exposure – you must immediately get tested and isolate, and then follow the instructions for that site.
- Tier 1: Test and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result
- Tier 2: Test and isolate until you receive a negative result
Please visit here for testing sites https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
Do not wait to be contacted – you may not receive a text message – instead be proactive and help keep the community safe.
These two new positive COVID cases, Sunday 26 September, bring the total number of active cases in the city to 21.
There are currently no COVID positive patients at Ballarat Base Hospital, but the health service continues to monitor patients in the community remotely through BHS at Home.
“COVID can be very mild. It is possible that you could have had COVID without realising. If you have had symptoms recently but think your symptoms are gone now please still get tested to make sure it was not COVID. Please do not delay – COVID might be mild in you but could have a severe impact on someone close to you,” Grampians Public Health Unit, Medical Director, Associate Professor Rosemary Aldrich.
There have been changes to some of the testing sites in Ballarat for this long weekend. Please visit Ballarat Health Services’ website for location and times.