Tier 2 exposure site identified in Heyfield

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Staff Writers

The Timberline General Store in Heyfield has been identified as a Tier 2 exposure site.

A customer, who does not reside in Wellington Shire, visited the store on Sunday, July 18 during their infectious period.

Anyone in the community who visited the Timberline General Store between 4.30 – 5pm on Sunday, July 18 is asked to get tested and isolate at home until they receive a negative result.

This is the only exposure site in Wellington Shire and there is still only one positive COVID-19 case in Wellington, who is not linked to this exposure site.

The individual who tested positive for the virus is no longer in Gippsland and is being managed by another Public Health Unit.

As this exposure site was identified last night, the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit is working through this situation and will provide updates as soon as they are available.

The positive case is still being managed at home quarantine via the COVID Positive Pathway process.

A pop-up, Rapid Response Testing site will be open at the Heyfield Hospital, at the Eleanor Street entrance from 10.30am today.