The Department of Health has advised that the UFS Medical Centre at Bridge Mall is a TIER 2 exposure site and has confirmed that the Bridge Mall UFS Pharmacy has NOT been affected.

UFS has been notified that a patient who visited the UFS medical centre at 40 Bridge Mall, Ballarat between 1.20pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday 12 October, 2021 has since tested positive to COVID-19.

The medical centre was closed for cleaning on Friday afternoon (15/10) on receiving this advice from the Department of Health. We are acting on the Department of Health’s advice and the medical centre will open as normal on Monday 18 October.

Anyone who visited the medical centre during the times listed above should refer to for advice about isolating and testing.

Appointments for COVID testing are available via or by phoning 4311 1571. A full list of testing sites in Ballarat is available at: