A PRIMARY school site in Gisborne has been listed as a tier two exposure site after someone who tested positive to COVID-19 visited last week.
The Gisborne South Primary School construction site on Willowbank Road was listed yesterday afternoon after a positive case visited between 10.52am and noon on September 3.
Anyone who has visited the site during the times listed should immediately isolate, get a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative result.
COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar said in a press conference on Friday that four of the 334 new COVID-19 cases were in regional Victoria.
One is a V-Line staff member from Gippsland, one is from Kinglake, and one is a construction worker from the Mitchell Shire.
"This is not a time to be getting to regional Victoria," Mr Weimar said.
"Any authorised workers, if you're living in regional Victoria but continuing to work in metro Melbourne as an authorised worker, please be very mindful of all those safety practices and get tested immediately if you have any symptoms."
Melburnians are being told not to travel to regional Victoria to get their COVID-19 vaccination.
Mr Weimar said while there were five reasons to leave home under lockdown restrictions in Melbourne, going across the state was not one of them.
"You cannot go to regional Victoria for a vaccination," he said, speaking to metropolitan residents.
"You cannot go to regional Victoria for a test.
"It's a really clear rule."
Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said disruptions to public transport today related to the V-Line staff member who tested positive, as a number of train drivers came in contact with the gentleman who was infected with the virus.
In Melbourne, 190 cases are in the northern suburbs, 109 cases are in the western suburbs, 9 cases are in the eastern suburbs, and 16 in the south-east.
There are 127 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Victoria, an increase of 16 from yesterday - 33 are in ICU and 21 are on a ventilator.
A new exposure site has also been identified in Shepparton - the first in just over a week.
Pizza Place at 64 High Street is listed as a tier two exposure site from September 2 to 8, from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm each day.
Victoria has recorded 334 new local COVID-19 cases, as regional Victoria wakes to eased lockdown restrictions.
There was one death recorded.
Of the local cases, 149 have so far been linked to known cases and outbreaks.
Victoria also saw a further 39,027vaccinations administered on Thursday along with 42,998 test results being received.
As regional Victorians emerge from their latest lockdown, some businesses will stay closed with restrictions on diners not making it financially viable to open.
After crunching the numbers, Rifle Brigade Hotel manager Leanne Scholtz said opening just wasn't a viable option with such low density numbers.
"Before lockdowns, we could hold more than 300 people inside and out," she said.
Along with some hospitality businesses, community sport is also stuck in limbo with clubs permitted to train in groups of 10 but no competitions can be held.
"At a round table this morning with (councils) and business leaders across regional Victoria, this issue was raised," regional development minister Mary-Anne Thomas said. "I understand many businesses will make decisions not to re-open or to continue providing only takeaway service (but) we will always act on the health advice.
"The feedback I have received from businesses is very important. I (also) understand that it is disappointing for sporting leagues. Sport so important to so many people and communities."
Bendigo Venues and Events is unlikely to host any performances at The Capital or Ulumbarra until at least October with state government restrictions allowing crowds of just 20 people for indoor, seated venues.
A spokesperson said the council would be happy to take part in any trials of a vaccine passport plan.
Victoria's public health police and strategy deputy secretary Nicole Brady said there was no definitive answer on how the original coronavirus case behind Greater Shepparton's outbreak found it's way to the region.
"It is still under investigation. Having no definitive answer shows that COVID and Delta are difficult to contain," she said.
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