Update Wednesday 10am: Ballarat Health Services will conduct asymptomatic testing in Ararat today and on Thursday.
Ararat Meat Exports managing director Michael Stapleton has confirmed the service had been in contact.
"We are having our entire site tested," he said.
"They are on site today testing everyone as part of the state government's conditions on meat processing plants being allowed to continue operating."
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Mr Stapleton said there was no suggestion there was a coronavirus case within the facility's workforce or premises.
"It's just a precaution to avoid any outbreaks," he said.
The privately-owned business directly employs 350 people. Like all other Victorian abattoirs Ararat Meat Exports is operating at two thirds of production. Employees must wear full personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns, masks and shields, and also have to work split shifts.
The Ararat Advertiser has contacted Luv-A-Duck's Nhill poultry abattoir for comment.
Almost 400 people will be tested for coronavirus at the Wimmera Health Care Group and Stawell Regional Health testing clinic throughout the week, while 500 staff at Stawell's Frew Group abattoir took part in a two-day testing blitz on Monday and Tuesday.
WHCG chief executive Catherine Morley said while the number of people testing at the drive-through clinic has dropped considerably, overall rates remain solid.
Tuesday 7pm: Ballarat Health Services will place a Rapid Response Testing Team in the Grampians and Wimmera over the coming weeks.
At its Tuesday update, the service announced its RRTT would be on the road, commencing in Ararat and Nhill.
"Meat processing industries are identified as at-risk environments due to the close proximity of workers to one another, and the cold work environment," it said in a statement.
BHS said the teams could quickly set up mobile COVID-19 testing clinics.
"In the past this has included onsite at local businesses and for school staff prior to onsite learning going back last term," it said.
"Our RRTT can be allocated to industries or locations throughout the Grampians region that the Department of Health and Human Services determines are most at risk of exposure or spread of an outbreak, and has the capacity to respond to testing requirements across the region within a six-hour window."
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