New Tier 1 exposure sites confirmed as Latrobe City records 34 fresh COVID-19 cases

Latrobe City recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours up to midnight on Sunday.

Alyssa Fritzlaff

A number of new Tier 1 exposure sites have been announced as Latrobe City recorded 34 fresh cases of COVID-19 up to midnight on Wednesday.

Fourteen are in the 3825 postcode (Moe/Newborough district), 13 in the 3840 postcode (Morwell district), six in the 3844 postcode (Traralgon district) and one in the 3842 postcode (Churchill district).

The current total of active cases in the municipality is 382, with 352 managed by the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU).

The GRPHU confirmed the current list of Tier 1 exposure sites in Latrobe City is as follows:

Indulge Yourself Beauty Therapy Spa and Laser Clinic, Moe
Wednesday 20 October, 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 21 October, 10.00am – 8.30pm
Friday 22 October, 9.00am – 6.00pm
Snap Fitness 24/7, Traralgon
Thursday 21 October, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Kiah Schoen Beauty, Traralgon
Thursday 21 October, 9.30am – 8.00pm
Friday 22 October, 9.30am – 7.00pm
Lovism Hair, Traralgon
Wednesday 20 October, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday 21 October, 9.30am – 8.00pm
Friday 22 October, 9.30am – 7.00pm
Glengarry Hotel and Pub, Glengarry
Friday 22 October, 5.30pm – 8.15pm
Café Stellina, Traralgon
Sunday 17 October, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Dunbar Road Landscape Supplies, Traralgon
Monday 18 October, 6.45am – 3.45pm
Tuesday 19 October, 6.45am – 3.45pm
Wednesday 20 October, 6.45am – 3.45pm
Café Alfa, Churchill
Sunday 17 October, 10.30am – 11.25am
Wyncity, Morwell
Friday 15 October, 11.00am – 9.00pm
PhysiPole, Traralgon
Thursday 14 October, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Victoria recorded 1923 new cases, all locally acquired.

This is the first time in three weeks Victoria’s numbers on a Thursday have been lower than 2000.

There are now 22,189 active cases in Victoria, and 382 in Latrobe.

Victoria has reached 92.1 per cent first dose, vaccinations for those over 16, and 77.5 second dose.

There were 21, 272 vaccines administer yesterday across state hubs.

A total of 746 people are in hospital, 137 in intensive care, and 85 are on a ventilator.

Twenty-five people have died from COVID-19.

There were 86,642 tests administered across the state.

At today’s press conference, Acting Chief Health Officer Ben Cowie announced changes to proof of vaccination exemption documents, and general practitioner (GP) vaccination exemption guidance tools.

“We must remember that most people who are legitimately in this position actually really would love to get vaccinated,” he said.

This comes after a call from Victorian GPs for more clarity and information surrounding vaccination exemptions, Mr Cowie explained.

Mr Cowie announced that from 6pm tomorrow, there will be changes for GPs and patients seeking vaccination exemption – and those who already have exemptions.

“Only the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) medical exemption form is to be used to provide patients proof of medical exemption to any vaccination requirement in Victoria,” he said.

Patients will be able to access their AIR medical exemption on the My Gov website, medical practitioners can print out certificate

This can be used anywhere that proof of vaccination is required.

Mr Cowie said that anyone who currently has an exemption that is not an AIR form, will need to return to their GP so that the form can be submitted, before the November 12.

Any current documents can be used up until this date.

A new form will be also issued to provide guidance for GPs when consulting with patients about immunisation.

The new Victorian Guidance Form, for GPs, “presents the limited contra-immunisation indications to vaccinations very clearly”.