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 revert to original COVIDSafe Summer conditions.
From 11:59pm Friday 26 February, masks will be only be required on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, in sensitive settings such as aged care facilities – and in some larger retail settings including indoor shopping centres, supermarkets, department stores, indoor markets.
While masks are no longer mandated in most circumstances, the evidence is clear wearing a face covering makes a real difference in slowing the spread of the virus – so masks continue to be recommended indoors or outdoors when distancing can’t be maintained.
Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, having a face mask with you and wearing it when required, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others wherever you can.
See the latest announcement from the State Government here
See the details of what COVIDSafe Summer means here
See a list of local mask makers 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.