Community Update - 28 September

Published: Monday 28 Sep 2020

Restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne eased from midnight last night. The curfew has been lifted but there are still only 4 reasons to leave home and we must stay within 5km for shopping and exercise. Worker permits are still required, but permit holders can take their exercise within 5km of work or home. Skate parks remain closed but our playgrounds have been open since 14 September. We can gather outdoors in public spaces for picnics or relaxation with members of our household, or in groups of maximum 5 people from maximum of 2 households. Please remember to keep your distance, wear face masks and take your litter with you. 

Restrictions on childcare, outdoor pools and personal training have eased and there are more details below. If you need to report an unlawful gathering or breach of restrictions, contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or report online

We recently sent out rates notices for 2020/21. Lump sum payments are due on 15 February 2021. However, payment by instalments is also possible and the due date for the first instalment has been extended to 21 October 2020. The due dates for second and subsequent instalments have not changed. Information on our Relief and Support package is on our website.  

Aqualink Updates

Aqualink Box Hill Outdoor Pool Reopening

We are excited that Aqualink Box Hill re-opens the outdoor swimming pool from today. All sessions must be pre-booked.

Aqualink Outdoor Personal Training

Outdoor personal training for one and two people is being offered at Aqualink Box Hill and Aqualink Nunawading from Wednesday 30 September. 

School Holiday Activities

As we enter second week of school holidays, there are many activities across Whitehorse for all ages. They include resources from our very own Supported Playgroup, BHCAC, Manningham Libraries as well as Victoria Together offering engaging virtual programs. 

WELS Update

From today WELS (Whitehorse Early Learning Services) re-open for ALL children across our three child care centres, offering 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs integrated with long day care. While we've been supporting early childhood learning from home, having your child attending in person is the best way to support their wellbeing, learning and development. WELS centres are low-risk environments with lots of health and safety measures in place.   

New to WELS or just wanting to return? We have vacancies! Give our team a call on 9262 6476 or submit via our Waiting List Application

What Hasn’t Changed?

We must continue to maintain 1.5m physical distance and good hand hygiene, and wear face masks while outside home. 

If we have even mild symptoms, we should get tested. If you tested negative to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past, but have symptoms again, please get tested now. While waiting for the results stay at home.

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

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