Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians

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 and Metropolitan Victoria have moved now to the last step of the roadmap to COVID-Normal as of 11.59pm on Sunday 22 November 2020. The last step allows for masks to be mandatory in only specific situations and more people can gather in your home and out and about, 

See the detail of what the last step of the roadmap means here

Download a Roadmap Last Step Cheat Sheet here(PDF, 74KB)

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. 

Our Objectives

Key objectives of Northern Grampians approach to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Contain the spread of COVID-19
  • Maintain a healthy workforce
  • Provide strong leadership across the municipality
  • Keep residents informed about what we are doing and why we are doing it
  • Support local health and emergency services
  • Deliver key messages in partnership with local agencies

Our Message

Key messages for our community:

  • Remain calm
  • This is a significant risk to our entire community
  • We all have a responsibility to minimise the risk 
  • Social distancing and practising good hygiene is critical

 

Our Partnerships

Northern Grampians Shire Council has partnered with local community leaders and service providers to provide you with the most up-to-date local information about how COVID-19 is affecting our community. 

We are in constant contact with healthcare and education providers, emergency services, tourism bodies, business support networks, and more to make sure you know exactly what's going on in our community. 

 

COVID-19 Cases in NG Shire

See the latest State Government Data Here 

Step 1.Monday 17 August

There are currently no active cases of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians Shire Council Local Government Area. 

Step 2.Friday 7 August

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there are no active case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and three cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.

Step 3.Thursday 6 August

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there is one active case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and four cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.

Step 4.Monday 3 August 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there are two active case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and five cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.

Step 5.Friday 31 July

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there is one active case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and four cases recorded during the course of the pandemic. Yesterday's case has been removed from the statistics.    

Step 6.Thursday 30 July 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there is two active cases of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and five cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.  

Step 7.Tuesday 28 July 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there is one active case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and four cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.  

Step 8.Friday 29 May

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there are no active cases of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and three cases recorded during the course of the pandemic. The forth case has been removed from the State Government's epidemiological data accessible via the link above. 

Step 9.Tuesday 26 May

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there is one active case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and four cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.  

Step 10.Thursday 7 May 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing there are no active cases of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians and three cases recorded during the course of the pandemic.  

Step 11.Monday 30 March

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has recorded three cases of coronavirus in our region.

Step 12.Friday 27 March

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has recorded a second case of coronavirus in our region.

Step 13.Wednesday 25 March

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services confirmed there is a single case of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians Shire area.


Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Murray Emerson, said residents should be alert but not alarmed and continue to look out for the health of  themselves and others. 

“While we would ideally like to avoid this pandemic completely, that is not realistic,” he said. 

“What we can do, however, is to continue to follow the advice of medical experts, increase our hygiene practices, and ensure we all adhere to social distancing measures to slow the spread as much as possible."

“We are a strong community and one that will not be broken by this virus. Follow the advice to stay home when you can, limit contact with others, and be sensible, rational, and compassionate.”

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. 

Some council services and facilities will be suspended or closed for the foreseeable future in an effort to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus in the Northern Grampians.

Click here to see the full list of changes to council services

Some services, facilities, and businesses in the Northern Grampians will be changed, suspended, or closed for the foreseeable future in an effort to help reduce the impact of Coronavirus. 

Click here for a list of altered community services

Council is here to help businesses in the Northern Grampians to navigate the assistance and support announced by governments and other industry sectors. 

Click here for information on business support

Information and resources to keep healthy and protected during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Click here for access to up-to-date health resources