Sunbury COVID-19 exposure sites


Jessica Micallef

Seven sites in Sunbury have been listed as high-risk COVID-19 exposure sites after a hotel quarantine food and beverage worker at Melbourne Airport’s Holiday Inn tested positive for coronavirus.

Gerard Delaney from Catholic Education confirmed on advice from the Department of Health of Human Services due to potential secondary contacts, Salesian College Sunbury and St Anne’s Catholic Primary school were closed today as a “precautionary measure”.

The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that potential secondary contacts have been cleared and no further contact tracing needs to take place.

Both schools will resume as normal tomorrow.

The state government revealed two new positive cases had emerged at the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel late yesterday, with a number of exposure sites revealed late last night.

The food and beverage worker last worked at the Holiday Inn on February 4. They then developed symptoms on February 6 and was revealed to be a close contact of a positive case on Monday.

The person tested positive to the virus last night.

The two recent cases are a worker and a returned overseas traveller. Workers at the hotel and anyone who have stayed on a floor at the hotel have been forced into isolation.

Seven exposure sites in Sunbury, where a positive person visited, have been identified.

On Friday, February 5, the person visited PJ’s Pet Warehouse between 3.37pm and 4.10pm, Bakers Delight at Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3.40pm and 4.15pm, Aldente Deli at Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3.45pm and 4.23pm, Sushi Sushi at Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3.53pm and 4.28pm and Asian Star at Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3.57pm and 4.30pm.

On Saturday, February 6, the person also visited Sunny Life Massage at Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 4.30pm and 6.30pm and Cellabrations between 6.17pm and 7.02pm and again the following day between 5.44pm and 6.19pm.

Cleaning crews were deployed to the shopping centre last night to deep clean and sanitise the premises.

The shopping centre was provided with a clearance certificate today at 5.16am to open the centre’s doors. The five businesses listed as an exposure site are still closed for deep cleaning and contact tracing.

The Department of Health and Human Services expects more exposure sites may be identified.

Anyone who visited the sites during these times must immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.

There is a walk-in testing site at Western Health’s Sunbury Respiratory Clinic, 29 Timmins Street and a testing clinic as been set up at Clarke Oval, 21-43 Riddell Road.