Over 40 primary close contacts in isolation

UPDATE, 5pm: Grampians Region Public Health Unit has confirmed a number of primary close contacts to a tier one exposure were isolating in Stawell. In very ball-park figures, about 15 staff members and about 30 patients are in isolation. EARLIER, 1.30pm: STAWELL Regional Health has confirmed there are no community exposure sites as of Saturday, 1.30pm. All health service staff classed as a tier one exposure to the positive case have returned a negative result and are at home isolating. A number of staff, classified as tier two, have been cleared after returning negative results. The health service released a statement, stating it wold be working towards re-opening it’s radiology department to support hospital and the community with urgent cases. OTHER NEWS: The drive-through testing clinic will continue to operate on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm – no appointment is needed. “We thank each and every community member and all our staff who have been great in coming forward for testing and for all the care and support expressed during this challenging time,” their statement read. “Together we will keep our community COVID-safe.” The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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Grampians Region Public Health Unit has confirmed a number of primary close contacts to a tier one exposure were isolating in Stawell.

In very ball-park figures, about 15 staff members and about 30 patients are in isolation.

STAWELL Regional Health has confirmed there are no community exposure sites as of Saturday, 1.30pm.

All health service staff classed as a tier one exposure to the positive case have returned a negative result and are at home isolating.

A number of staff, classified as tier two, have been cleared after returning negative results.

The health service released a statement, stating it wold be working towards re-opening it’s radiology department to support hospital and the community with urgent cases.

“We thank each and every community member and all our staff who have been great in coming forward for testing and for all the care and support expressed during this challenging time,” their statement read.

“Together we will keep our community COVID-safe.”

The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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