Victoria’s contact tracing team are searching for a “needle in a haystack” with the state’s first mystery case in months, and the full list of exposure sites has been updated.
A man aged in his 30s who has no current links to the Black Rock restaurant cluster contracted the virus and a number of possible acquisition sources are being investigated.
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services listed the MCG and Chadstone Shopping Centre and potential acquisition sites – meaning he could have caught COVID-19 while there.
There is now a new testing site near Gate One at the MCG and as many as 8000 people who were there between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on December 27 need to be tested.
The man could have contracted the virus at Culture Kings, Huffer, JD Sports, Jay Jays, H&M, Uniqlo, Myer, Superdry, Footlocker or Dumplings Plus in Chadstone.
On Wednesday the DHHS also removed Springvale Shopping Centre as an exposure site and corrected it to Springvale Central.
See the updated full list of exposure sites below.
Those who visited any of the following locations during the date and time indicated must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days from the exposure.
Several venues, marked with ‘NEW’, have had advice upgraded, with diners and shoppers now required to get tested and isolate for a full 14 day period.
Bodriggy Brewing Company in Abbotsford from 2.50pm to 5.30pm on December 28
Smile Buffalo Thai Restaurant, Black Rock from 7.30pm to 9pm on December 27
Royal Brighton Yacht Club (outdoor dining) from 12pm to 2pm on December 29
Tao Dumplings, 1 Evans Place, Camberwell from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on December 29
Two Bob Snob in Cheltenham from 1pm to 2pm on December 22
Stomping Ground Brewing Company in Collingwood from 6pm to 7.30pm on December 28
Melbourne Boat Hire – Yarra River Cruise in Docklands from 11.26am to 2pm on December 28
Holy Family Parish Doveton Catholic from 4pm to 6pm on December 26
Village Century City, Glen Waverley (Wonder Woman 1984 Gold Class) from 2.45pm to 5.30pm on December 28
Merrymen Cafe on Small Street in Hampton from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on December 28.
Sikh Temple Keysborough from 3pm to 5pm on January 1
Hotlocks by Rachael Hairdresser, McKinnon from 4pm to 6pm on December 23
Left Bank Melbourne at 1 Southbank Blvd from 12pm to 3pm on December 25
Melbourne Central Lion Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.00am on December 28
Nandos on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne’s CBD from 2am to 2.30am on January 1
UPDATED TIMES Grape and Grain Liquor in Moorabbin on December 24 from 1pm to 10pm, December 28 from 8.05pm to 8.47pm, December 29 from 12pm to 4pm
Rockpool Bar and Grill in Crown Casino from 8pm to 11pm on December 23
Woodlands Golf Club, Mordialloc (the clubhouse bar) from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on December 23
Woodlands Golf Club, Mordialloc (the clubhouse bar) from 4.40pm to 5.15pm on December 28
The Nike Company, 134 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne from 12pm to 12.45pm on December 30
IKEA Springvale Cafe and Restaurant from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on December 30
Any person who visited any of the locations below must get tested and quarantine until you receive a negative result.
V/Line train – Bairnsdale to Melbourne (from Bairnsdale to Caulfield), from 12.45pm to 4.30pm on December 30
Sons of Mary Restaurant, Brighton from 10am to 11.05am on December 24
Crown Nails, 766 Riversdale Road, Camberwell from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on December 30
Metro Train – Frankston line (from Caulfield to Cheltenham) from 4.30pm to 5pm on December 30
Metro Train – Pakenham line (Westall Station to Flinders St.) from 9pm to 9.30pm on December 31
Holy Family Parish Doveton Catholic at 6.30pm on December 26
Lakeside Paddle Boats, Emerald Lake Park, Emerald from 3.30-5.30pm on December 31
Albert and Co. Cafe, Bellevue Hotel, Lakes Entrance from 9.30am to 10.45am on December 29
Chants Summer Carnival – Footbridge, Lakes Entrance from 7pm to 9.30pm on December 29
Esplanade Resort Lakes Entrance (pool area) from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on December 29
Esplanade Resort Lakes Entrance (hotel bar) from 5.30pm to 5.50pm on December 29
The Esplanade Resort and Spa, Lakes Entrance from 2.30pm to 5.50pm on December 29
Lakes Boat Shed Café, 54 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance from 9.30am to 10.30am on December 30
V/Line bus – Lakes Entrance to Bairnsdale (11:55am bus from Lakes Entrance) on December 30
Wyanga Winery, 248 Baades Rd, Lakes Entrance from 1pm to 2pm on December 29
Coral Fish and Chips, Leongatha from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on December 26 and 4pm to 7.30pm on December 27
European Bier Cafe on Exhibition Street from 8pm to 9.30pm on December 28
Metro Train – Pakenham line (Flinders St to Westall Station) from 3am to 4am on January 1
Fonda Mexican on Flinders Lane on December 29 from 6pm to 7.30pm
Tamarind 8, Narre Warren from 6.30pm to 7pm on December 30
Good Guys, Nunawading from 9.30-10am on December 29
Melissa Oakleigh Restaurant, Oakleigh from 7.30pm to 8.15pm on December 28
Metro Train – Sandringham line (Sandringham Station to Parliament Station) from 7pm to 7.50pm on December 28
NEW: MCG Zone 5 – The Great Southern Stand on Level 4 on December 27 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
NEW: Metro train Sandringham line from Sandringham to Parliament on December 28 from 7pm to 7.50pm
IKEA Springvale, 917 Princes Hwy from 4pm to 6.30pm on December 30
NEW/ UPDATED INFORMATION Springvale Central from 11am to 12.30pm on December 29
‘Monitor for symptoms’
And anyone who attended the following venues must monitor for symptoms of the virus.
Coles Bentleigh from 12.30pm to 1pm on December 24
Bunnings, 259 Middleborough Road, Box Hill South from 12pm to 12.40pm on December 30
Woolworths Metro, 40 Bluff Road, Black Rock from 5.30pm to 5.55pm on December 30
Brighton Beach from 12pm until 3pm on December 26 and 12pm until 3pm on December 29
Kmart Burwood in Burwood East from 6.15pm to 6.30pm on December 28
Coles Burwood in Burwood East from 6.30pm to 7pm on December 28
Fu Lin Asian Grocery Supermarket, 1397 Toorak Road, Camberwell from 2.30pm to 2.45pm on December 30
Coles Middle Camberwell from 12pm to 12.30pm on December 28
National Golf Club, Cape Schank from 11.40am to 1.40pm on December 30
NEW: Chadstone Shopping Centre on December 26 from 6am to 1.30pm – Culture Kings, Huffer, JD Sports, Jay Jays, H&M, Uniqlo, Myer, Superdry, Footlocker, Dumplings Plus
Angus and Cootes Jeweller in Westfield Southland from 2.30pm to 2.50pm on December 28
Aldi Cheltenham from 2pm to 2.30pm on December 29
Kmart in Westfield Southland on December 22 from 6.30pm to 6.45pm and December 28 from 2.30pm to 3pm
Chemist Warehouse Cheltenham from 3.30pm to 3.45pm on December 30
Coles Chirnside Park from 10am to 10.15am on December 31
Woolworths in M City on Dandenong Road in Clayton from 7.30pm to 7.45pm on December 30
Kmart Clayton from 7pm to 7.30pm on December 30
TK Maxx Frankston in Bayside Shopping Centre from 2pm to 3pm on December 31
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre (Food court, TKMaxx, Target and Woolworths) from 12pm to 2pm on December 28
Fountain Gate Shopping Centre (Kmart, Big W, Target, Millers, King of Gifts, Lo Costa) from 9am to 11am on December 26
Ishka, Bayside Shopping Centre from 3pm to 3.15pm on December 31
Mocha Jo’s, Glen Waverley from 2pm to 2.30pm on December 28
Coles Hallam from 6.15am to 6.30am on December 30
Blue Riviera Hire Boats, Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance from 11.15am to 12.15pm on December 29
Darcey Annas Beach Cafe Kiosk Gift Shop Gallery, Lakes Entrance from 11.15am to 11.20am on December 30
Central Hotel Lakes Entrance from 5pm to 6.30pm on December 30
Woolworths Lakes Entrance from 6pm to 6.15pm on December 30
Mentone/Parkdale Beach from 10am to 4.30pm on December 27
NEW TIME Bunnings Mentone from 11am to 11.30am and 2.45pm to 3.05pm on December 23, 7.30am to 8am on December 29 and 8am to 8.30am on December 31
Melbourne’s Federation Square on December 23 from 11pm to 11.30pm
Culture Kings Melbourne, 19-25 Russell Street from 1pm to 1.30pm on December 30
Woolworths Mentone from 2.45pm to 3.05pm on December 23
COSTCO Moorabbin from 10.45am to 12.15pm and 4pm to 5.50pm on December 30
IGA Ritchies, Mount Waverley from 2pm to 2.30pm on December 30
Mount Martha Fine Foods from 3pm to 3.15pm on December 31
Woodlands Golf Club, Mordialloc from 8am to 2pm on December 23 and from 12pm to 6pm on December 28
Bunnings Oakleigh, Oakleigh South from 11am to 11.30am on December 30
Katialo restaurant, Oakleigh from 7pm to 7.10pm on December 28
NEW: MCG in Brunton Avenue from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on December 27
Metro trains, Mernda line (from Southern Cross to Victoria Park station) from 2.30pm to 2.45pm on December 28
Wonthaggi Plaza Shopping Centre (Kmart) from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on December 28
For the full list, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.