Residents urged to be tested, even if no symptoms

Shepparton - Get TestedResidents who have visited any high-risk locations linked to Greater Shepparton’s evolving outbreak are urged to be tested, even if they don’t have symptoms. This comes after three positive cases linked to the Chadstone outbreak were confirmed for Greater Shepparton on Tuesday.


The three active cases are currently self-isolating at home and Goulburn Valley Health is undertaking contact tracing.

“If you have visited any of the high-risk locations … during the dates and times identified you should get tested,” GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp said.

“Even if you don’t have any symptoms or only mild symptoms.”

If you have visited any of the high-risk locations below during the dates and times identified you should get tested and quarantine for 14 days, even if you don’t have any symptoms or only mild symptoms.

  1. Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street Shepparton from Wednesday, September 30 to Tuesday, October 13
  2. Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar, Sunday, October 4 and Pro Shop and Members Bar Sunday, October 11
  3. Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street Shepparton on Wednesday, October 7 9.30am to 10.30am.
  4. Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street Shepparton on Wednesday, October 7 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
  5. Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre, Midland Highway Shepparton Thursday, October 8

If you have visited any of the locations of concern below you should get tested and stay at home while you await your results.

In addition, people should be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again at the first sign of any symptoms.

  1. Bunnings Warehouse, Midland Highway Shepparton Friday, October 2
  2. McDonalds Shepparton North, 175 Midland Highway Shepparton Saturday, October 3
  3. Lemon Tree Café, Fryers Street Shepparton, Wednesday, October 7 to Monday, October 12
  4. Mooroopna Golf Club Pro Shop, Sunday, October 11

From Wednesday Shepparton residents can be tested at GV Health’s Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton. It is open seven days per week from 9am to 5.30pm.

Further testing sites will be established, with a pop up site to be established at the Shepparton Showgrounds from 12.30pm. “This is an evolving outbreak and further information will be provided as soon as it becomes possible,” Mr Sharp said.

Victoria’s Commander of Testing and Community Engagement Jeroen Weimar said he expects more cases will be discovered as contact tracing continues. “To everyone locally – even if you haven’t been near these locations – if you feel unwell at all, please get tested as soon as possible and stay at home until you get your results,” Mr Weimar said.

“If you need additional support to stay home, there are financial payments available to assist those who need it. “We’re asking everyone in the local community – and any Victorian who has loved ones in Shepparton – to share this message.”

At this stage the Department of Health and Human Services is not aware of other cases in the Benalla, Campaspe, Moira and Strathbogie regions. Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398.

The GV Health hotline can also be contacted on 1800 313 070 between 8am and 8pm.

The exposure sites can be found at: dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks

 

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