Mon, 12 Oct, 2020

Five more Coles stores added to high-risk COVID list

Five more Coles stores added to high-risk COVID list

Five Coles supermarkets, two shopping centres and a fruit and vegetable market have been added to the list of high-risk coronavirus locations in Melbourne.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) updated the list on Sunday night, revealing which supermarkets have been visited by those infected by coronavirus.

Residents have been urged to keep an eye out for symptoms and to get tested immediately if they develop.

One of the high-risk locations include the Coles at Chadstone Shopping Centre after an infected shopper visited the store on October 5 and 6.

There are now 24 active cases linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak, which have infected 33 people in total so far.

“Anyone who visited Chadstone shopping centre between 23 September and 8 October should get tested – if they have even the mildest of symptoms,” the DHHS said in an emailed alert on Sunday afternoon.

Other Coles stores that are on the list include Oakleigh, Manor Lakes, Southland and Springvale.

An ALDI store has also been added to the list.

Melbourne's new high-risk locations  

On Sunday afternoon Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) updated its high-risk list to include the following:

  • Coles Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Highway, October 2 (4.45-5.15pm)
  • Coles Oakleigh, Hanover Street & Portman Street, October 2 (10-10.25am)
  • Coles, Manor Lakes 455 Ballan Road, October 6 (11.00 am – 12.00pm)  
  • Coles Chadstone, October 5-6
  • Coles, Springvale Shopping Centre, 825 Dandenong Rd, October 3 (11:45am-12:15pm)
  • Aldi, Heidelberg West, 318 Bell Street, October 5 (5.15 – 5.30pm) 
  • Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, 271 Police Rd, October 3 (11:00am-11:30am)
  • Chester Street Fruit Market, 24-28 Chester Street, October 2 (10.30-10.45am) 
  • Manor Lakes Central Shopping Centre, October 6 (11.00 am – 12.00pm)
The full list of Victoria's high-risk locations can be found at the DHHS website here.