A delivery driver for Coles online was ‘exposed’ to COVID19 without knowing about it. The driver then worked the Saturday and Sunday shift at Coles delivery.

On Wednesday Moorabool Online reported that a Coles delivery driver was ‘exposed’ to COVID. Staff that worked during the same shifts that the driver did were immediately told to isolate and get tested as soon as possible.

The store closed that evening at 6pm to undergo a deep clean and allow staff to isolate and get tested.

On the Thursday 12th August, Moorabool Online learnt that the store would be listed as a Tier 1 site with DHHS confirming the news with text messages sent to some staff. COVIDPete also reported the news that Coles would be a Tier 1 exposure site.

The store again closed at 6pm on Thursday and we believe underwent further deep cleans.

On Friday 13th, DHHS listed Coles as a Tier 1 exposure site. The confirmation sent Facebook pages and users into a frenzy as to what this meant and who should and shouldn’t be tested.

Within the hour, the advice from DHHS changed with an amendment made to the Tier 1 listing. The listing is for ‘staff and their household only.’

Understandably, this caused a lot of confusion as people were panicked and sharing information they thought was correct.

It prompted the Moorabool Shire Council to post clarification on their Facebook page, but still the news that everyone there on the weekend should be tested.

So to confirm, as things stand right now (6:00am 14/8/2021), the Tier 1 threat is for staff and their households only. Coles and DHHS are confident that NO public exposure has taken place, which allows for the threat to be contained to staff only.


Posted by Moorabool Shire Council on Thursday, August 12, 2021

As of 6:00am this morning, there are currently two exposure sites listed in Moorabool, with both sites having multiple exposure time frames.
Tier 1 – Coles Bacchus Marsh – 07/08/2021 between 11:30am – 7:00pm (applies to staff & their households)
Tier 1 – Coles Bacchus Marsh – 08/08/2021 between 11:30am – 6:00pm (applies to staff & their households)
Tier 2 – Alan Mance Motors, Bacchus Marsh – 02/08/2021 between 9:00am – 9:30am
Tier 2 – Alan Mance Motors, Bacchus Marsh – 02/08/2021 between 11:00am – 11:30am

If you have any symptoms, however mild, you should get tested immediately.
Symptoms… Fever, Chills, Sweats, Cough, Sore throat, Shortness of breath, Runny nose, Loss of sense of taste or smell.

Testing Locations Available

Melton Health, (Drive Through) at 195 Barries Rd, Melton
Caroline Springs Leisure Centre (Walk-up testing) at The Parade, Caroline Springs
City Vista Sports Precinct, Fraser Rise (Drive through) at 46 City Vista Ct, Plumpton
Melbourne Showgrounds (Drive through) at Gate 3, Langs Rd, Ascot Vale [extra capacity available]
4Cyte Pathology Sydenham at 508 Melton Hwy, Sydenham
Victoria University, St Albans (Drive through) at McKechnie St, St Albans
IPC Health West Sunshine Community Centre (Drive through) at 25 Kermeen St, Sunshine West
Sunshine Hospital (Walk-up testing) at 176 Furlong Rd, St Albans
Hampstead Rd (Drive through) at 77 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone

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Author: Dev