You might have seen exposure sites classified as either Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. But what does this mean?
In Victoria, these high-, medium- and low-risk sites are being classified as tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 sites respectively (see the brochure below).
Tier 1 represents exposure sites where people attending are at the greatest risk of catching the virus and passing the infection to others. As such, people who have visited a tier 1 site during the time specified must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days — regardless of their result.
For Tier 2, the public health directive is to get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result. People who visit tier 2 sites during the relevant time period could be regarded as “casual contacts”.
Tier 3 sites appear to be precautionary and present the smallest risk — and are potential places where positive cases have just passed through. But they’re still important to prevent onward transmission. If you’ve visited a tier 3 site during the time specified, you should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if you do develop any symptoms.
If you are uncertain about what to do or if you are at risk; you can find and fill out the self-assessment form at the following link:
If you are not sure what to do follow the guidelines as shown on brochure below: