Brimbank Shopping Centre named as exposure site


Tara Murray

Sunshine station and a bus which travelled from the station to Deer Park have been listed as COVID-19 exposure sites.

The Department of Health and Human Services included the two sites on the list on Tuesday night.

The 420 bus route between Sunshine railway station at Dickson Street and Brimbank Shopping Centre on May 27 between 11.50am and 12.14pm is classified as a tier one site. Anyone who caught the bus at this time needs to get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Sunshine station is classified as a tier three site on May 27 between 11.03am and 11.50am on May 27. Anyone who was at the station between those times needs to monitor for symptoms.

Aged Care provider BlueCross Western Gardens has also been listed as an exposure site. A staff member who worked on May 28 has tested positive.

All other staff and residents returned negative tests on Tuesday.

All residents who were on-site between 12pm and midnight on that day are classified as tier one contacts.

Staff, contractors and visitors who entered the centre’s low care unit and anyone who used the staff communal areas in the high care unit between 4pm and 9.30pm on that day are also classified as tier one contacts.

All other staff and contractors and visitors are classified as tier two contacts and need to get tested and isolate until they get a negative test result.

It’s the latest in a number of exposure sites in Brimbank.

Brimbank Shopping Centre in Deer Park has been named as a tier one COVID-19 exposure site.

A positive case worked at the centre on May 26, 27 and 28 while believed to be infectious.

Tier one sites are Muffin Break, the male staff bathrooms and the food court on each of those three days.

On May 26, the positive case worked between 8.45-5.30pm, on May 27 between 11.45 and 9.30pm and on May 28 between 8.45am and 6.30pm.

Anyone who was at those locations at those times and dates need to get tested and isolate for 14 days.

The rest of the centre on those three days at those times have been named as tier two sites.

Nandos on May 26 between 2pm and 5.30pm was named individually as a tier two site.

Anyone who was at the tier two sites, needs to get tested and isolate until they get their results.

In an online statement, Brimbank Shopping Centre spokesperson said that a deep clean of the foodcourt would be undertaken tonight and Muffin Break was organising its kiosk to be deep cleaned as well.

“We will also continue our additional cleaning measures at Brimbank Shopping Centre, with additional focus on specific areas including handrails, vertical transport, toilets, door handles, sinks, and parents change tables throughout the centre.

“This will continue for the foreseeable future.

“We want to assure you, the safety and well-being of our customers, retailers and entire community is our priority and we are continuing to monitor and act upon recommendations from our federal and state health departments.”