‘Tearooms are not safe places’: Weimar

Victoria’s COVID-19 Response Commander Jeroen Weimar has issued a stark warning about workplace tearooms, saying they are “not safe places” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Weimar’s comments come as a V/Line employee is believed to have been infected with the virus in a tearoom at his workplace, alongside several construction site transmissions.

“For many of us at work, they’re probably the most dangerous place,” Mr Weimar said.

“It’s where we probably drop our guard the most; it’s where we physically drop our masks to eat, to drink.

“It’s also where we see people from different shifts and different workplace bubbles.

“Please, be very mindful of everything you do in that environment and minimise your time in that kind of setting.”