THE Salvation Army will reopen a Golden Square op shop on Friday after being named a tier one COVID-19 exposure site.
Volunteers and managers have been isolating after a customer with the virus visited the Thistle Street store several weeks ago.
None had since tested positive for COVID-19, the Salvos' Andrew Walker said.
"That was good news that it did not go any further than the person who originally had it," he said.
"So they either were not infectious or didn't pass it on."
The closure and temporary ban came two weeks ago at the start of a new period for businesses locked down to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Health authorities have shifted away from shutting down central Victoria towards individual sites and a slew of businesses have temporarily closed after people with the virus visited stores.
Some have been able to open within a day, like Dan Murphy's Bendigo store, but others like the Golden Square Salvos store have had to close for well over a week.
"That's going to be a new challenge for businesses moving forward," Mr Walker said.
"We are just grateful for everyone's support. We appreciate people's patience while we've been closed and we are back to receiving donations as normal from Friday."
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can access our trusted content: