On-site temperature testing at holiday hot spots

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Accommodation operators with communal facilities are being assisted to operate safely through the provision of infrared thermometers.

The Victorian Government-funded program is targeting popular holiday destinations across the state, as part of its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

A total of 4800 thermometers are being distributed across Victoria, to encourage on-site temperature testing.

The infrared thermometers, which are listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), have been provided to local councils for distribution.

The City of Greater Geelong is making them available for collection from Swim, Sport and Leisure venues and selected regional libraries from Thursday 2 July.

Operators are asked to call their preferred venue to check availability of stock and to understand the COVID-19 contact procedures in place.

Participating venues include:

  • Waterworld Leisure Centre, 1-15 Cox Road, Norlane, 5275 1909.
  • Bellarine Aquatic & Sport Centre, Shell Road, Ocean Grove, 5256 2111.
  • Leisurelink Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 240 Pioneer Road, Waurn Ponds, 5243 9595.
  • Splashdown Leisure Centre, 125-177 Coppards Road, Whittington, 5248 4555.
  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, 4201 0600.
  • Queenscliff Library, 55 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, 4201 0663.
  • Drysdale Library, 18-20 Hancock Street, Drysdale, 4201 0656.

The initiative will allow operators to take a guest’s temperature upon arrival to check that they are not presenting with a fever – which is a symptom of COVID-19.

As all Victorians with symptoms are being asked to stay home, accommodation providers may ask guests displaying symptoms to return home.

The Department of Health and Human Services has information on symptoms and testing available at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19

Further information on how the City is managing the evolving COVID-19 situation can be viewed at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/covid19

Page last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020