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.
The Victorian State Government has released a "Roadmap to COVID-Normal" that sets out the conditions the state needs to meet to ease restrictions on social gatherings, businesses, and services.
Regional Victoria moves to the third step of the roadmap to COVID-Normal at 11.59pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020. The third step allows for some social travel and visiting in people's homes, the removal of "stay at home" directions, and some businesses will be able to reopen and trade with some restrictions in place. Mandatory masks remain in place for the time being.
Regional Victoria will be able to move to the last step of the roadmap before COVID-Normal after 23 November only if there no new cases for 14 days across the state.
See the detail of what the third step of the roadmap means here
Download a Roadmap Third Step Cheat Sheet here(PDF, 82KB)
See a list of local mask maskers and suppliers here
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 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.