More local exposure sites named VICTORIA has moved out of hard lockdown after the slow of its COVID-19 outbreak. With the lifting of restrictions students have been sent back to school, offices, retail, and gyms have reopened, restaurants are serving dine-in customers again, and community sport has returned. Last week, a spate of tier two exposure sites around Frankston popped up on the Department of Health website. Visitors to the following locations were asked to get tested and isolate until they received a negative result, as a positive COVID-19 case had attended them: • Chemist Warehouse Baxter, 284/286 Frankston - Flinders Road, 24/07/2021 3:45pm 4:15pm • Ritchies IGA Liquor (Tow-
erhill), 6/145 Moorooduc Highway, 24/07/2021 4:10pm - 4:35pm • Karingal Hub Shopping Centre, 330 Cranbourne Road Frankston, 24/07/2021 11:45am - 12:40pm • Coles Supermarket (Karingal Hub Shopping Centre), Corner of Cranbourne Road and Karingal Drive, 24/07/2021 11:45am - 12:40pm • United Petroleum Baxter, 284 Frankston-Flinders Road, 26/07/2021 7:15am - 7:30am Home visits are still banned, but up to 10 people can meet outdoors with masks on. Masks must still be worn indoors and outdoors Brodie Cowburn
DI Amiet receives her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Picture: Supplied
Thousands turning out for vaccinations THE new vaccination hub at Bayside Shopping Centre is delivering up to 1200 COVID-19 vaccinations a day. The Frankston hub, operated by Peninsula Health, opened last month at the old Toys’R’Us location near Rebel Sport. The clinic is manned by a team of more than 100 immunisers, administration staff, pharmacists, doctors, security, cleaners, and concierge. Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are available at the hub. There are a small number of walk-in appointments on offer for people over age 60 to receive the AstraZeneca jab.
Peninsula Health executive director of operations Helen Cooper said “we are pleased to have opened the Frankston Community Vaccination Hub at Bayside Centre, where we are able to provide this important service in a central, easy to access location for our community. To find out if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and to make a booking, please go to the Department of Health website.” Mornington resident Di Amiet was recently vaccinated at the hub. “It was really easy for me to come up to Bayside and find a car park, receive
my second jab and get that protection,” she said. “You can see the staff are doing a really good job at making it as pleasant and efficient an experience it can be – it’s just brilliant to know people can get the vaccine locally. I’m so happy to feel safe from COVID and go about life knowing I am not only keeping myself but my family and friends safe.” Parking at Bayside Shopping Centre is free for people receiving vaccines. Bookings for the vaccine clinic can be made by calling 1800 675 398 or visiting coronavirus.vic.gov.au
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Cocaine, cash seized TWO men have been charged after police seized cocaine and cash in three property raids last week. Police officers on Railway Grove and Ross Street in Mornington searched a car at around 11.40am on 27 July. They allege that they found “a large amount of cocaine and cash” inside the vehicle. Search warrants were later executed at properties in Mornington, Seaford, and Langwarrin. Police
allegedly seized cash, cocaine, cannabis, magic mushrooms, and a homemade drug press during the searches. A 23-year-old Seaford man and a 23-year-old Langwarrin man were charged with traffick cocaine, possess proceeds of crime, and other offences. They were both bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 8 February 2022.
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3 August 2021
Frankston Times 3 August 2021