Covid-19: Childcare centre Tier 1

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

An Endeavour Hills child care centre has been listed as a Tier 1 Covid exposure site.

An infected case attended Endeavour Hills Early Learning Centre between 8.15am-12.15pm on Thursday 23 September, according to the Department of Health.

Anyone at the site at that time is ordered to get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days from the exposure period.

A staff member at a Woolworths supermarket in Keysborough South also tested Covid-positive.

In a statement, Woolworths stated the worker’s last shift in the store was Saturday 25 September, 8am-11.30am.

“The team member has received Department of Health advice and is following isolation requirements.”

The state Department of Health has not listed the supermarket as a Covid exposure site.

In the meantime, 950 new Covid cases and seven Covid-related deaths were reported in Victoria on 29 September.

Active Covid cases have soared to 319 in Casey and 139 in Greater Dandenong.

Postcode hotspots include Cranbourne (112), Dandenong (78), Narre Warren (56), Doveton (22), Keysborough (23), Hampton Park (22), Endeavour Hills (18), Lyndhurst (17) and Noble Park (20).

Greater Dandenong has surpassed 72 per cent of 16-and-over residents with a first dose. However, the council area still lags up to 6 per cent behind neighbouring municipalities.

Its 36 per cent fully-vaccinated rate lags 10 per cent behind metropolitan Melbourne.

In Casey, 77 per cent of residents 16-and-over have a single vaccine dose with 41 per cent fully-vaxxed.

Free Covid vaccine appointments can be made at Sandown Racecourse and participating GP clinics and pharmacists.

AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are delivered – with no need to book – at a pop-up clinic at Palm Plaza, Dandenong.

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