Community Update - 2 June 2021

Published: Wednesday 02 Jun 2021

The Acting Premier has announced a further 7 days of circuit breaker restrictions from tomorrow evening at 11:59pm, Thursday 3 June 2021. New stay at home restrictions outlined below apply to metro Melbourne.

  • shopping for food and supplies within 10km* from home
  • authorised work and study
  • providing or receiving care and medical attention
  • exercising, up to two hours and with one other person and within 10km*
  • getting vaccinated

Different restrictions apply in regional Victoria.

Intrastate travel

*The travel limit will be expanded to 10km from home, except to visit an intimate partner, visit a person in your “single bubble”, for authorised work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state), provide care and compassionate reasons and for permitted education.

Remote learning

Students in Year 11 and 12 will return to face-to-face learning. That includes students in other year levels who are doing a Unit 3/4 VCE or VCAL subject. Remote learning continues for higher education and training and other year levels.

Early learning centres, childcare, family day care remain open. 

Public facilities

Essential retail stores are open. We must check in by QR code in all retail settings, including supermarkets and shops.

Outdoor playgrounds and skate parks remain open. 

Getting vaccinated

It's more important than ever to get vaccinated. If you are eligible, book your vaccine appointment today. There is currently a very high volume of calls to the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline (1800 675 398), however some vaccination centres accept walk-ins. Be sure to check the wait time of the centre you are planning to visit. 

Coronavirus.vic.gov.au website also provides translated information on COVID-19 vaccines.

Impact on Council services

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

Council facilities will remain closed. This includes Aqualink, Sportlink, arts facilities, 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.  

Waste services

Kerbside collections will continue as usual. Our Recycling and Waste Centre at Vermont South is only open to commercial operators who are authorised workers. You can find out what can go in hard waste or book a hard waste collection online.

What hasn't changed

Face masks must still be worn inside and outdoors when away from home - unless an exemption applies. Stay 1.5m apart when possible. If we have visited an exposure site or 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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