Community Update: Restrictions Remain in Place

Published: Friday 08 May 2020

The Prime Minister is expected to make announcements from the National Cabinet on Friday 8 May. However, any decision to ease restrictions in Victoria will be made by the State Government. 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said he will make announcements about any easing of restrictions on Monday 11 May. Council will respond to those announcements. Our website will have up to date information about decisions to open any facilities or programs

Testing Blitz

We are seeing positive results from our collective efforts to stop the spread of the virus. However, the Premier and Chief Health Officer remind us that this is not the time to become complacent. We must remain vigilant and abide by social distancing rules. 

The testing criteria for coronavirus COVID-19 has been updated. It is not necessary to have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case or a returned overseas traveller. 

If you have any of the following symptoms, even mildly, you should get tested:  fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, loss of sense of smell, or a runny nose. There are many test sites now. To find your nearest location call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

More details about the coronavirus are on the DHHS website.

Whitehorse is Open for Business 

Council’s Open for Business Map shows our community which businesses are still operating and details of their current offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep your eye on the map as we add more business details.

Businesses open in Whitehorse are invited to submit their details via the online form to be included on the map. 

Support local businesses and our local economy.

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