Community Update – 12 February 2021

Published: Friday 12 Feb 2021

Victoria is starting a return to Stay at Home restrictions from 11:59pm, Friday 12 February for five days (until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 17 February) 

Stay at Home directions

It is important that we stay at home, except for the four reasons: 

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Essential work or permitted education, if you cannot work or study from home
  • Exercise (two hours per day)
  • Other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Exercise and shopping are limited to within within 5km from home.

Specific exemptions apply, but no visitors unless for care giving, and no public gatherings. 

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare and family day care remain open, while Victorian schools, higher education and training will return to remote learning, with few exceptions. 

Face masks

Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors – whenever you leave home.

Impact on Council services

These restrictions will alter the way we deliver some Council services. Updates can be found on Council’s website. 

Council will again close a number of facilities. This includes Aqualinks, Sportlink, arts facilities, Youth Connexions and libraries. More information on facility closures is on our website.

Community consultations and planned meetings over the next five days will be cancelled or deferred.

Our Customer Service centres will be closed to visitors. They will continue to serve our community, but this will be online, via Council’s website, phone on 9262 633 or email at customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au and not in person. 

Many of our staff are working from home to continue providing a wide range of Council services. You can still reach us through our website or on 9262 6333. 

What hasn’t changed?

We must continue to maintain 1.5m physical distance and good hand hygiene, and remember our face masks at all time outside home.

If we have even mild symptoms, we should get tested, and stay at home while waiting for the results. 

For information about coronavirus or to find your nearest testing site, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call 1800 675 398. 

Translated Resources

COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry can be found on the DHHS website or access them via the links below. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

Chinese - Simplified and Traditional 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 简体中文 / 繁體中文
Including Mandarin and Cantonese audio files - 普通话/广东话

Greek

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ελληνικά

Hindi

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - हिन्दी

Italian

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Italiano

Korean

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 한국어

Persian (Farsi)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - فارسی

Vietnamese

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - tiếng Việt

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