Drive-Thru Testing at Lardner Park following COVID+ cases in Baw Baw

Our drive-through COVID testing clinic at Lardner Park is open Friday October 15, Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17 from 8am to 3pm.

Enter Gate 1 off Burnt Store Road, Lardner. No appointment is needed but you may need to queue. It is best not to attend later in the day as gates may close earlier to allow vehicles inside the gates to get to the testing area.

To quicken the process, complete your pre-registration form online while you are in the queue. 

https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill

New Tier 1 exposure sites in Baw Baw Shire classified by the Department of Health are:

  • La Passion Cafe and Restaurant, Warragul 

3/10/3021 5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Alto Motors Princes Highway, Trafalgar Fri 8/10/2021 8am – 4:30pm  

If you have attended a Tier 1 Exposure Site during the specified times listed, you must isolate and get a COVID test. Please remain in isolation for 14 days regardless of your result. Try to isolate from others within your household that did not attend the exposure site and get tested. 

Other Tier 1 sites previously listed in Baw Baw are: 

  • Drouin Primary Early Learning Centre, Drouin             04/10/2021 9am – 2:15pm / 05/10/2021 9am – 2:30pm / 06/10/2021 9am – 2:30pm / 07/10/2021 9am – 11:30am
  • Robin Hood Hotel, Drouin West 29/09/2021 12am – 12:30am    /    29/09/2021 4pm – 10pm / 30/09/2021 4pm – 11:59pm 01/10/2021 12am – 1:30am / 01/10/2021 3:30pm – 11:59pm / 02/10/2021 12am – 1:30am / 02/10/2021 10am – 11pm / 03/10/2021 10am – 5:00pm / 04/10/2021 10am- 9:45pm.   
  • Main Street Cafe, Warragul (staff and dine-in patrons only)  5/10/2021 6am-3.30pm / 6/10/2021 6.15am-3.00pm
  • Neerim South Hotel     3/10/2021 6pm-11.15pm
  • Club Hotel, Warragul 30/10/2021 9.45pm-10.30pm
  • Earth Market Cafe, Warragul  1/10/2021 10.30am-11.45am
  • Drouin Primary Early Learning Centre, Drouin              04/10/2021 9:00am – 2:15pm / 05/10/2021 9:00am – 2:30pm / 06/10/2021 9:00am – 2:30pm / 07/10/2021 9:00am – 11:30am
  • Middels Tapas Bar and Restaurant Drouin.       1/10/2021 3.30pm-4.00pm
  • The Bean Scene, Warragul 29/9/2021 10.15am-11.30am
  • Pet Stock, Warragul      29/9/2021 7.00am-4.30pm | 30 /9/2021 7.00am-12.30pm

This can be a challenging time and there is support available to you at: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/isolation-and-quarantine-extra-help-and-support?fbclid=IwAR0Xql6x4ZcIQNVNmdm84qeRPsBk0mizZPHJfqqofNAUXLuDHCQz1_JPcUU

CONTACT INFO BUSINESSES

* Owner managers of exposure site venues that need advice, can call the COVID Hotline for information on 1800 675 398.

ARE YOU A PRIMARY CLOSE CONTACT? Here’s information on what to do : 

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/what-do-if-you-are-close-contact

Please call 1300 651 160 if you need further advice and information. 

DIRECTIONS TO LARDNER PARK: Enter Lardner Park via Gate 1 off Burnt Store Road, Lardner. Click the link below;

https://lardnerpark.com.au/getting-here/?fbclid=IwAR0bDwkWcO5uJhhFgRp5P2u3KofpO-_gooGNNdlrXZS29odA_HLokS4mzD4

LIST OF EXPOSURE SITES ACROSS GIPPSLAND:

There is information on exposure sites across Gippsland on the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit Facebook page and their website: https://www.lrh.com.au/important-info/lrh-information/gippsland-region-public-health-unit

West Gippsland Healthcare Group CEO Dan Weeks has expressed appreciation to all those who have attended the Lardner Park testing site during peak times for their patience.

The health service moved to set the testing site as a community service. Thank you to Lardner Park staff and volunteers who have supported this testing site for the community.

For information on exposure sites across Victoria visit:
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/case-alerts-public…

The Victorian Government webpage has comprehensive information on COVID-19.
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

How are exposure sites classified?

An exposure site is a location a person who has tested positive to COVID-19 visited while they were potentially infectious. These locations are generally identified through contact tracing, where the person provides a detailed history of their contacts and places they visited up to three days before they developed symptoms (or tested positive, if they didn’t have any symptoms).

You might have seen these exposure sites classified as either Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3. But what does this mean?

Contact tracers and public health professionals carry out risk assessments to classify exposure sites. These risk assessments determine whether a particular place is a high-, medium- or low-risk setting for transmission.

We know SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is more likely to spread in certain environments. Typically, settings that constitute one or more of the ‘three Cs’ are considered high- risk:

  • crowded places (indoors carry a greater risk than outdoors)
  • close-contact settings (especially where people have close-range conversations, such as in a bar)
  • confined and enclosed spaces (this specifically refers to indoor spaces with poor ventilation).

In determining how to classify a site, health experts will also consider the amount of time the positive case spent there. We know the risk of COVID spread is related to the length of exposure — that is, the greater the time spent in close contact, the higher the risk.

Finally, the risk level of the site may be influenced by the nature of the location and the sort of activity the positive case conducted there.

Tier 1 represents exposure sites where people attending are at greatest risk of catching the virus and passing the infection to others. As such, people who have visited a Tier 1 site during the time specified must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days — regardless of their result.

People who visited Tier 2 and Tier 3 sites are at lower risk of being exposed to a positive case, and therefore less likely to contract and spread the virus.

Tier 2: The public health directive is to get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result. People who visit Tier 2 sites during the relevant time period could be regarded as ‘casual contacts’.

Tier 3 sites appear to be precautionary and present the smallest risk — and are potentially places where positive cases have just passed through.

If your workplace has been identified as an exposure site, there is information available to help you https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/confirmed-case-workplace.

What if you are living with a person who has attended an exposure site?

For Tier 1 Exposure sites

If you have a primary close contact living in your household (someone who attended a Tier 1 site within the specified times), you must stay in quarantine until that person is told they can leave quarantine. So, all within your household must quarantine. The close contact should isolate themselves where possible. Other people within that household should get tested if symptoms appear.

Go to https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/what-do-if-you-are-close-contact#who-should- quarantine-stay-at-home for more information.

Need support while in quarantine?

How do I get food or other supplies such as medication while I am in isolation?

If you don’t live with others, you should order food or supplies to be delivered to your house, or have friends, family or your carer drop off supplies to your house. Anyone delivering these items should not enter your house or come into contact with you – if possible, they should leave the supplies at your door. This is to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

I need assistance from a carer. Can I get help while in isolation?

If you need assistance due to your age, disability or a chronic health condition then a service provider, carer, family member or friend can visit your home and provide you with assistance. You should tell your service provider you are in isolation at home before they visit.

A service provider or carer will need to wear a fitted face mask while visiting your home.

Can I receive deliveries during isolation?

Yes, although the delivery person should leave your delivery outside your door. They should not enter your home or come close to you in any way. Consider making payment for the delivery online in advance or using a contactless payment method to minimise the chances of physical contact.

Avoid paying by cash.

Can I leave home to exercise?

No. If you are confirmed as having COVID-19, you cannot leave your home to exercise. Penalties apply.

More information is available at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/what-to-do-if-you-have-covid- 19 or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

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