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.
On Monday 16 March, the Victorian State Government declared a State of Emergency to help combat COVID-19. On 13 April, The State of Emergency was extended for another four weeks until midnight 11 May 2020.
A slight easing of restrictions was announced on Monday 11 May, the details of which can be found here:
Gradual easing of restrictions
Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced on 31 May, the State of Emergency will be extended until 11.59pm on 21 June 2020.
This extension will allow the Victorian Government to continue to enforce strict physical distancing and isolation requirements, as well as other directions from the Chief Health Officer relating to businesses, working from home, mass gatherings and recreational activities.
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 for the foreseeable future is to ensure that we have the best chance of avoiding the severe impacts of COVID-19.
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 changing daily.
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.