A Delacombe butcher has closed and is awaiting further instructions from the Department of Health and Human Services after a staff member tested positive to COVID-19.
Head butcher at Sinclair Meats on Latrobe Street, Simon Hutton, confirmed the shop received a phone call from doctors about 11.30am on Friday.
A casual customer service worker had tested positive, he said.
The store was immediately closed, and any orders or deliveries were stopped from leaving the premises.
Mr Hutton said all staff had been contacted and had been asked to self-isolate, and he was now phoning customers who had ordered products.
The butcher is two blocks, or more than 700 metres, away from the bakery on Latrobe Street that confirmed positive cases yesterday.
At time of writing, there are 16 confirmed active cases in Ballarat.
Remember to maintain good hand hygiene, wear a mask when in public, and keep a 1.5 metre distance from others at all times.
Right now there are only four reasons to leave your home in Ballarat during stage three restrictions: care and caregiving, local exercise, shopping for necessary items, and for work or study if you are unable to do so from home.
Victoria Police are enforcing restrictions and penalties apply.
Anyone with the slightest symptoms is urged to get a test immediately, and must self-isolate until results come back - phone 4311 1571 to make an appointment.
For more information on COVID-19, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus or phone the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice if you are displaying symptoms.
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