Community Update – 8 July 2021

Published: Thursday 08 Jul 2021

Dear residents,

Our state is in a stable position – and that means we can ease restrictions. From 11:59pm tonight, 8 July, restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne will be the same as those of regional Victoria, which means all COVIDSafe settings will apply statewide.

These settings are expected to be in place for 14 days.

Facemasks

Masks will continue to be required indoors unless an exemption applies. They will no longer be required at schools for students and staff, or at your workplace if you don’t interact with the public – for example, if you work at an office or a factory.

Masks are still recommended outdoors when you cannot maintain social distancing, and must be carried at all times outside your home.

Social

The limit on private gatherings will stay the same, with up to 15 people able to attend a home per day; while public gatherings are limited to 50 people.

Interstate travel

The Victorian Travel Permit System is still in place. You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria, even if entering from a green zone. Permits can be obtained at www.service.vic.gov.au.

There is also a new maps app for COVID alerts across Australia that you can check before making travel arrangements.

Impact on Council services

Council facilities are open subject to density and maximum capacity limits. We will use all COVIDSafe measures, including COVID Marshalls in some locations, to ensure we comply and that our contact tracing will be fast and effective should we require it.

You can reach us via Council’s website, phone on 9262 6333 or email at customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

What hasn't changed

If you have even mild symptoms, get tested, and stay at home while waiting for the results. Check in using the free Service Victoria app when visiting public and retail places.

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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