Urgent coronavirus alert issued for a cinema, a suburban golf club and restaurant as guests are ordered to get tested and isolate for two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19
- Victorians urged to isolate for two weeks if visited Royal Brighton Yacht Club
- Woodlands Golf Club and Village Century City cinema also put on high alert
- Authorities racing to contain outbreak as ten new cases recorded on Saturday
A golf club, cinema and a yacht club have all been put on alert after being exposed to coronavirus – with guests told they must isolate for two weeks.
Victorians need to get tested immediately and isolate if they visited the Royal Brighton Yacht Club on December 29 between 12pm and 2pm.
The same instructions have been given to those who visited the bar at the Woodlands Golf Club in Mordialloc on December 23 and 28.
The alert comes as authorities race to contain a recent outbreak of infections in the state with ten new cases recorded on Saturday.
The Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant, in Black Rock, Melbourne – which has been linked to the recent cluster – has also had another date of exposure added to the public health alert list.
Other venues including a church have also been exposed to the deadly virus – with attendees urged to isolate for two weeks regardless of test results.
Victorians have been urged to isolate and get tested immediately if they visited the Village Century City cinema from 2.45pm to 5.30pm on December 28
A golf club, cinema and a yacht club have all been put on alert in Victoria after being exposed to coronavirus – with guests forced to isolate for two weeks
Exposure sites have also been identified around the Lakes Entrance, Strathbogie, Cheltenham, Oakleigh, Brighton and Mentone
NEW VICTORIAN VENUES EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS
Victorians have been urged to get tested and isolate for two weeks regardless of the result if they visited the following venues:
Royal Brighton Yacht Club (outdoor dining) from 12pm to 2pm on December 29
Holy Family Parish Doveton Catholic from 4pm to 6pm on December 26
Village Century City (Wonder Woman 1984 Gold Class) in Glen Waverley from 2.45pm to 5.30pm on December 28
Woodlands Golf Club, Mordialloc, (the clubhouse bar) from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on December 23 and from 4.40pm to 5.15pm on December 28
Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant, Black Rock, on December 21 from 6:30pm-9:40pm
There were two cases recorded in hotel quarantine in Victoria on Saturday while all 10 locally acquired cases have been linked back to the Thai restaurant.
Victorian Minister for Health Martin Foley announced the new cases brought the state’s active number of cases to 29.
Mr Foley said the results from genomic testing had also directly linked the cluster to Sydney’s Northern Beaches outbreak.
Authorities had previously announced they believed the cluster was linked to the neighbouring state though were waiting for definitive confirmation.
Mr Foley also revealed a Victorian couple, who crossed state borders to visit a pub in regional NSW, had returned to Melbourne to isolate.
The Royal Brighton Yacht Club has also been put on alert after being exposed to coronavirus
Residents have been urged to isolate if they visited the Woodlands Golf Club in Mordialloc on December 23 and 28
There were two cases recorded in hotel quarantine while all 10 locally acquired cases have been linked back to the Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant in Black Rock, Melbourne (pictured)
The pair had been identified as close contacts of a case linked to the outbreak at Thai restaurant in Black Rock, which now sits at 18.
They were warned by contact tracers – and told to isolate and get tested – though still travelled from Melbourne into regional NSW to enjoy a night away.
The two Victorians visited the Great Southern Hotel in Eden, in the southern region of NSW, on December 30 from 5pm to 6.30pm.
The pair then ate at Bermi’s Beachside Cafe in Bermagui from about 9am to 10am on December 31.
They had been contacted by health workers to tell them they were close contacts on December 30 when they were still in Victoria, and they later sought testing when in NSW.
Hundreds of drivers are facing lengthy queues to get back into Victoria from NSW before the hard border closure came in at midnight