Community Update - 5 August 2021

Published: Thursday 05 Aug 2021

The Premier has announced 7 day lockdown from this evening at 8pm, Thursday 5 August until Thursday 12 August 2021. During this time there will be five reasons to leave home:

  • shopping for food and supplies within 5km from home
  • authorised work
  • providing or receiving care and medical attention
  • exercising, up to two hours and with one other person and within 5km
  • getting vaccinated

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 except for programs on the Authorised Premises and Authorised Workers (APAW) List.

Where a parent or carer indicates that a student with a disability cannot learn from home due to vulnerability or family stress, the school must provide on-site learning for that student. This will apply to students enrolled in specialist schools and students with a disability enrolled in mainstream schools.

Public Facilities

Outdoor playgrounds, skate parks and gym equipment remain open. Essential retail stores are also open, with 1 person per 4sqm allowed.

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, 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 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. 

Play our part  

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. Get vaccinated. Comply with QR check-in requirements.

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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ελληνικά


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - हिन्दी


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Italiano


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 한국어

Persian (Farsi)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - فارسی


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - tiếng Việt

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