A SOLICITOR’S office in Suffolk Street, Rosebud, was declared a Tier 1 COVID-19 hot spot last week after being visited by a suspected active case.
The Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton advised that anyone who attended Alpass & Associates, 10am-4.30pm, Thursday 26 August, immediately get tested and quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, Mornington Peninsula Shire is urging residents to “get the jab as soon as you can”.
“Once 70 per cent of Victorians have had at least one vaccine dose the state government has said it will look at easing restrictions,” it said in a statement last week.
Vaccination reportedly reduces the risk of getting COVID-19 and protects sufferers against becoming very sick. Symptoms can include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.
To get vaccinated residents should call their GP to check if they are offering vaccinations or speak to their pharmacist. Call the vaccine hotline 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine to book a vaccination
Vaccination hubs are at Frankston Community Vaccination Hub, Bayside Shopping Centre; Rosebud Clinic; Suite 5, 1533 Point Nepean Road, Capel Sound; and Rosebud Respiratory Clinic (now Peninsula Vaccination Centre), 1391 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, call 0436 033 507.
For further advice call the 24-hour Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your GP or use the state government’s online self-assessment tool.
Testing is free if done through a public health centre or GP offering bulk billing. These include Rosebud Hospital; Frankston Hospital; Atticus Health Medical Clinic, Hastings; and Rosebud Respiratory Clinic.