Victoria COVID-19 Alert: New statewide restrictions announced, Get tested immediately if you been to one of these sites

A Hotel Quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt Hotel has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The individual last worked at the Grand Hyatt on 29 January and was tested at the end of their shift, returning a negative result. Subsequently, he developed symptoms and was tested again on 2 February. He returned a positive result late today.

Victorian Public health teams are identifying exposure sites. Initial Tier 1 exposure sites and times are as follows:

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Saturday 30th January 2021
Club Noble in Noble Park46-56 Moodemere St
Noble Park VIC 3174
14:36 – 15:30
Aces Sporting Club (Driving Range)Cnr Springvale Rd and Hutton Rd, Keysborough, VIC 317322:00 – 23:15
Sunday 31st January 2021
Northpoint Café Brighton2b North Road, Brighton VIC 318608:10 – 09:30
Kmart KeysboroughParkmore Keysborough Shopping Centre, C/317 Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough VIC 317316:00 – 17:00
Kmart Brandon ParkBrandon Park Shopping Centre, Cnr Springvale & Ferntree Gully Rds, Brandon Park, VIC 317016:35 – 17:10
Coles Springvale825 Dandenong Rd, Springvale VIC 317117:00 – 18:00
Monday 1 February 2021
Bunnings Springvale849 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 317111:28 – 12:15
Melbourne Golf Academy385 Centre Dandenong Rd, Heatherton VIC 320217:19 – 18:36

Anyone who has visited these Tier 1 exposure sites during these times must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and remain isolated for 14 days.

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New statewide restrictions come into effect from 11:59pm tonight, 3 February.

  • The limit on the number of people gathering in a household will be reduced from 30 to 15, meaning the household members plus 15 visitors (excluding children under 12 months of age).

  • Masks will be mandatory in public indoor spaces. If you have visitors in your home, it is strongly recommended that masks are worn during the visit. Masks must be worn in indoor public spaces apart from when eating or drinking. If you are planning to leave your home – take a mask.

  • The 75 per cent ‘return to work’ cap in both public and private sectors scheduled for Monday 8 February will be paused and the current Cap of 50% will remain in place.

More updates, including exposure sites and possible changes to public health directions, will be provided throughout the evening and tomorrow. Exposure sites will also be published on the Case locations and outbreaks page of DHHS.

Health authorities are contacting all Australian Open players, officials, and support staff who were staying at the Grand Hyatt during the entire period. For now, they are considered casual contacts however, they must immediately isolate and get tested.

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All Hotel staff working at the Grand Hyatt who are considered primary close contacts. They must immediately isolate and get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.

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Major testing sites in Melbourne’s South East will open early tomorrow 4 February. Additional lanes will open for drive-through testing sites. Rapid Response Team sites will also be set up.

For more information on where to get tested, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website.

If you have been at an exposure site, isolate and get tested.

If you have symptoms, isolate and get tested.

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