Important information about current Victorian coronavirus outbreak

Returning travellers

Victorians who have recently returned from New South Wales are now required to self-quarantine.

If possible, please continue home to a COVID testing location closer to where you live.  Here’s all the testing sites in Victoria: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19)

On your return home, you should only stop when absolutely necessary. Minimise the amount of time spent on your stop and contact with others. Wear a mask, and maintain good hand hygiene.

These steps are important to helping stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state – protecting our families, friends and communities.

For more information go to the DHHS website at Quarantine information for Victorians who have recently returned from New South Wales | Coronavirus Victoria

 

Testing in Gippsland on Sunday 3 January

Coronavirus testing is available TODAY, Sunday 3 January, at a range of sites across the region.

These include:

Warragul Respiratory Clinic, 9am-1pm.

Wonthaggi Respiratory Clinic, 10am-12pm

Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic, 9am-5pm

Wellington Respiratory Clinic, 9am-2pm

Other testing today:

Bass Coast Health, Wonthaggi, drive-through, 9am-6pm

Gippsland Southern Health, Leongatha, pop-up, 9am-5pm

Latrobe Regional Hospital, drive-through, from 9am

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, 122 Day Street, Bairnsdale, drive-through, 9am-1pm

West Gippsland Healthcare Group, Warragul, community health centre, 1-3pm

Central Gippsland Health Service, Sale, emergency department from 9am

Lakes Entrance Aquadome, 43 Palmers Road, pop-up from 12pm

 

Please be patient

There is high demand at all Gippsland testing sites with long queues, especially with today’s weather. Please be patient and ensure you have plenty of water and snacks while waiting.

 

This coming week

More exposure sites in Gippsland are being added to the DHHS website. Please keep updated at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks and follow the advice from DHHS in regards to testing if you have been to any of these sites on the dates and times specified.

All Gippsland Respiratory Clinics will resume normal hours from tomorrow, Monday 4 January. Please keep updated should these change at https://www.gphn.org.au/covid-19/