The Boorai Centre in Ocean Grove will remain closed
on Monday and Tuesday next week, following a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advised
the City last night that a child who attended the centre on Thursday 2 July has
The child did not display any symptoms and was not visibly
unwell on the day.
Families with children who were scheduled to attend
the centre today were informed of the closure last night and have this
afternoon been notified of its continuing closure.
City staff were also contacted and will not be
attending the centre.
The City has today undertaken a deep, environmental
clean of the facility and assessed further control measures.
The integrated child and family centre will be closed
on Monday and Tuesday, to ensure it is fully compliant with the DHHS’s COVID-19
health and safety protocols.
The City is continuing to provide assistance to
DHHS, which is responsible for the tracing of all close contacts.
City employees identified to have come into contact
with the affected child will be tested and will remain at home during a quarantine
period determined by the DHHS.
Greater Geelong Chief Executive Officer Martin Cutter
The health and safety of our residents,
visitors and employees is our highest priority. We have shut the centre to allow for a
complete and thorough clean and will not re-open until it has been deemed safe
by the DHHS. We are working closely with the DHHS and providing
all of the information and support they require.