Community Update – 15 July 2021

Published: Thursday 15 Jul 2021

The Premier has announced a 5-day circuit breaker restrictions from this evening at 11:59pm, Thursday 15 July until Tuesday 20 July 2021. During this time there will be five reasons to leave home:

  • shopping for food and supplies within 5km from home, one person per household per day
  • authorised work only, work from home if you can
  • providing or receiving care and medical attention
  • exercising, up to two hours and with one other person and within 5km
  • get vaccinated

No visitors (except for single bubble/intimate partner), and no public gatherings.

Face masks

Face masks must be worn inside and outdoors when away from home - unless an exemption applies.

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care stay open. Schools are closed but open to vulnerable children and the children of authorised workers. Higher education and training are closed with remote learning only.

Public Facilities

Outdoor playgrounds remain open. Essential retail stores are also open, with 1 person per 4sqm allowed.

NSW/Victoria Border Closure

The Victorian border is effectively closed to New South Wales and the ACT – except for Victorian residents returning on a red zone permit for 14 days of quarantine.

Victorians who have returned on Red Zone Permits must comply with the conditions of their permit and stay at home unless to get tested. Support is available to meet their essential needs while in quarantine. They should call 1800 675 398 to access this support. 

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 Aqualink, Sportlink, arts facilities, Morack Public Golf Course, Youth Connexions and libraries. More information on facility closures is on our website.

We will continue to provide essential services to the Whitehorse community, such as Meals on Wheels, waste collection and childhood immunisation.

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 6333 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.

Stay up to date and play our part

If you have even mild symptoms, get tested, and stay at home while waiting for the results. Keep an eye on exposure sites and follow advice to test and isolate if it affects you.

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 Coronavirus 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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