Operators of the Antique Market Warrnambool in Hider Street have been left disillusioned by a lack of details during the city's COVID scare.
Pamela and Ivan Beechey have had to close their business for a couple of days after their business was listed as a tier 2 exposure site.
It's believed the Hider Street business has been confused by authorities with the Timor Street Market in the old De Grandi's building.
A COVID positive person walked around the Warrnambool central business district on Saturday, September 18.
That led to 18 locations, mostly Warrnambool CBD businesses, being included in tier 2 exposure sites.
Mrs Beechey said that at the exposure time, between 1.05pm and 1.45pm, there were only two people in her business and her husband knew both of them.
"We've tried to tell the authorities and we've had to close our business for two days," she said.
"But, the problem is that while that's been going on there have been people going in and out of the other market in Timor Street.
"We just want everyone in the community to be safe."
A spokeswoman for the Timor Street Market said authorities had been notified about the possible mix up, but the market had been told to carry on as usual until further notice.
Toyworld, in the Ozone car park at the rear of Timor Street Market, is listed as an exposure site about the same time.
Mrs Beechey said she and her husband were COVID tested early Saturday morning.
Her husband got his negative test result back at 3pm Sunday and Mrs Beechey at 7pm.
Mrs Beechey said she got tested despite not being at Hider Street during the exposure time.
"We just want to do the right thing," she said.
Mrs Beechey said the positive person probably attended the Timor Street Market but didn't QR code scan in - which led to the confusion.
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