HELPING HEPBURN

The global impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt across the community, business, health organisations and government.

Council plays a key role in supporting our community during emergencies affecting the Shire, and this COVID-19 pandemic is no different.  Our focus for the foreseeable future is to ensure that we have the best chance of avoiding the severe impacts of COVID-19 and that we continue to support the community by providing essential services.

This page has information to help you navigate through these challenging times.

If you need to talk to someone, you can call the COVID Hotline on 1800 675 398 (press option 3) 24/7. They can connect you with local support services in our area.

You can also all our Community Connector on 5321 6457, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

GETTING TESTED

If you need be be tested for COVID-19, contact Daylesford Hospital Respiratory Clinic
Address: 13 Hospital Street Daylesford
Phone: 5321 6654.

If you are not in the Shire, call the COVID Hotline on 1800 675 398 or check online at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au 

LATEST VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT ADVICE (as at Monday 1 March 2021)

Victoria has retuned to COVIDSafe Summer. This means

  • Victorians can host up to 30 people in their home per day. Outdoor gatherings in public places can have up to 100.
  • Everyone should carry a mask at all times, and they are mandatory on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, and in retail settings such as indoor shopping centres, supermarkets, department stores and indoor markets.

More details about what COVIDSafe means, see www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live 

TIPS FOR TRAVEL

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have prepared a factsheet about how to travel safe in Victoria: COVIDSafe travel in Victoria Factsheet-Nov2020

Home Safety Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a Home Safety Plan which tells you what you need to know to help you, your family and friends stay safe and well. The Plan has advice, checklists and important resources for your household.

You can download the plan at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-home-safety-plan

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