What is the Northern Grampians Shire Council doing in response to COVID-19?
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event in recent history.
Victoria will be in a snap five day statewide lockdown from 11:59pm Thursday 15 July to 11.59pm Tuesday 27 July 2021.
There are only five reasons to leave home:
1. Shopping for food and suppplies within 5 kilometres from home unless the closest shop is further than 5km away.
2. Exercise with a two-hour limit with one other person and within 5km from home.
3. Compassionate care, caregiving and medical reasons.
4. Authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate.
5. To get vaccinated.
Shire residents who are eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine are strongly encouraged to commence the vaccine program immediately. The vaccine is the best defence against Coronavirus.
See the latest announcement from the State Government here
See the details of what COVIDSafe means
The Northern Grampians Shire Council plays a key role in supporting our community during emergencies affecting the municipality, and we are constantly monitoring and responding to this situation.
Our primary focus is to ensure that we have the best chance of avoiding the severe impacts of COVID-19 through working closely with regional healthcare providers, supporting businesses through the restrictions set by the State Government, and keeping the community informed about the latest Coronavirus updates and safety measures.
Evidence from around the world has shown that pre-emptive measures are extremely effective in containing the spread of the disease. It is important to act now to reduce the risk of infection, reduce the spike of infections and protect our community as a whole, especially those who are more vulnerable.
It's important to remember that this situation is constantly changing.
The Northern Grampians Shire Council will provide regular updates to keep our community informed.
Scroll down to the links below to see up to date information on service changes from council and community services as well as health information and business updates and support.
The Northern Grampians Shire Council will provide regular updates to keep our community informed in the sections below. Ensure you are receiving your COVID-19 information from reputable sources.