51 sites exposed to virus after Black Rock cluster


Victoria’s contact tracers are scrambling to control the Black Rock cafe virus cluster which has escalated to 21 cases and put 51 sites at risk of an infection.

Speaking at a press conference today, the Deputy Secretary of Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services Jeroen Weimar warned that there are 51 sites that had been exposed to the virus.

Yesterday 19 places were put on alert but that number has risen to 51 today.

Victoria recorded three new coronavirus infections today from community transmission.

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Health advice is different depending on which exposure site you were at.

“There are some exposure sites, the Doveton church and of course the Black Rock Cafe itself, where we are asking people to quarantine for a full 14 days if they have been there in those time windows,” Mr Weimar said.

“There are other exposure sites where we are asking people to just test and isolate until they get their results.”

On the DHHS website, these are the locations where you must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of symptoms.

BLACK ROCK: Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant from 6:30pm to 9:40pm on December 21

BRIGHTON: Royal Brighton Yacht Club (outdoor dining) from 12pm to 2pm on December 29

DOVETON: Holy Family Parish Doveton Catholic from 4pm to 6pm on December 26

GLEN WAVERLEY: Village Century City (Wonder Woman 1984 Gold Class) from 2.45pm to 5.30pm on December 28

MORDIALLOC: Woodlands Golf Club (the clubhouse bar) from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on December 23 and from 4.40pm to 5.15pm on December 28

There are also several sites where visitors have been deemed casual contacts and should get tested immediately and quarantine until they receive a negative result:

ALBERT PARK: The Guilty Moose Cafe, from 1pm to 1:30pm, on December 30

BAIRNSDALE: V/Line train Bairnsdale to Melbourne, where the case caught the train from Bairnsdale to Caulfield from 12:45pm-4:30pm on December 30

BRIGHTON: Sons of Mary Restaurant, from 10am to 11.05am on December 24

CAMBERWELL: Crown Nails from 1:30pm to 2:30pm on December 30

CAMBERWELL: Tao Dumplings from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on December 30

CAULFIELD: Metro Train Frankston line where the case caught the train from Caulfield to Cheltenham from 4:30pm to 17:00pm on December 30

DOVETON: Holy Family Parish Doveton Catholic at 6.30pm on December 26

LAKES ENTRANCE: The Esplanade Resort and Spa from 2.30pm to 5.50pm on December 29

LAKES ENTRANCE: Esplanade Resort (pool area) from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on December 29

LAKES ENTRANCE: Esplanade Resort (hotel bar) from 5.30pm to 5.50pm on December 29

LAKES ENTRANCE: Chants Summer Carnival from 7:00pm to 9:30pm on December 29

LAKES ENTRANCE: Lakes Boat Shed Cafe from 9.30am to 10.30am on December 30

LAKES ENTRANCE: Albert and Co. Cafe, Bellevue Hotel, from 9.30am to 10.45am on December 29

LAKES ENTRANCE: Wyanga Winery, December 29 from 1pm to 2pm

LAKES ENTRANCE: V/Line bus Lakes Entrance to Bairnsdale where case caught the 11:55am bus from Lakes Entrance from 11:55am 12:30pm December 30

LEONGATHA: Coral Fish and Chips from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on December 26 and from 4:00pm to 7:30pm December 27

MELBOURNE: European Bier Cafe City, December 21, from 8pm to 9pm

MELBOURNE: Fonda Mexican on December 29, from 6pm to 7pm

MOORABBIN: Minnie Miny Mo Cafe, December 24 from 11am to 12pm

SOUTHBANK: Left Bank Restaurant, December 25 from 12-2.30pm

SOUTHBANK: Rockpool Bar and Grill, Crown Casino, from 1pm to 1.30pm

OAKLEIGH: Melissa Oakleigh Restaurant, from 7.30pm to 8.15pm on December 28.

Victorian Health officials have then warned that if you’ve visited any of the locations listed in the table below you should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

BOX HILL SOUTH: Bunnings from 12:00pm-12:40pm on December 30

BLACK ROCK: Woolworths Metro from 5:30pm-5:55pm on December 30

CAMBERWELL: Fu Lin Asian Grocery Supermarket from 2:30pm-2:45pm on December 30

CAPE SCHANK: National Golf Club The Cups Drive from 11.40am-1.40pm on December 30

CHELTENHAM: Aldi Cheltenham from 2:00pm-2:30pm on December 29

FOREST HILL: Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre from 12:00pm-2:00pm December 28. 30 mins at the food court at 12.10pm; 15 mins at TKMaxx at 12:50pm; 20 mins at Target at 1:10pm; 15mins at Woolworths at 1.40pm

FOUNTAIN GATE: Fountain Gate Shopping Centre in Kmart, Big W, Target, Millers, King of Gifts, Lo Costa from 9:00am-11:00am on December 26

GLEN WAVERLY: Mocha Jo’s from 1:30pm-1:45pm on December 28

HALLAM: Coles Hallam from 6:15am-6:30am on December 30

LAKES ENTRANCE: Darcey Annas Beach Cafe Kiosk Gift Shop Gallery from 11:15am-11:20am (picked up a takeaway) on December 30

LAKES ENTRANCE: Central Hotel Lakes Entrance (outside) from 5:00pm-6:30pm on December 30

LAKES ENTRANCE: Woolworths Lakes Entrance from 6:00pm-6:15pm on December 30

MENTONE: Mentone/Parkdale Beach from 10:00am-4:30pm on December 27

MENTONE: Bunnings Mentone from 07:30am-08:00am on December 29 and 08:00am-08:30am on December 31

MOORABBIN: Costco Moorabbin from 10:45am- 12:15pm on December 30

MOUNT WAVERLEY: Ritchies IGA from 2:00pm-2:30pm on December 30

MORDIALLOC: Woodlands Golf Club from 8:00am-2:00pm on December 23 and 12:00pm-6:00pm on December 28

OAKLEIGH: Bunnings Oakleigh from 11:00am-11:30am on December 30

OAKLEIGH: Katialo restaurant from 7:00pm-7:10pm on December 28

WONTHAGGI: Wonthaggi Plaza Shopping centre from 1:30pm-2.30pm on December 28. Shopped at Kmart for 15 minutes.

The time of year is making the situation harder, with the DHHS admitting that many of their staff are on leave for a “well-deserved break”.

“Our frontline staff have been working phenomenally hard for that entire period and we have seen a significant number of people rightly take some well-deserved leave as we see across the wider sector,” Mr Weimar said.

“So we have had to gear up and mobilise, we added around 40 per cent more capacity on Friday … We stepped it up again yesterday and we will step it up again today but it is not something that we can turn on at the flick of a switch.”

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