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Latest COVID-19 information

As the Coronavirus pandemic impacts Australia, Council is monitoring the situation and taking direction from Australia's Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Here you’ll find information on staying healthy and the latest on restrictions.

See also:

The important messages remain

  • Practice good health and hygiene: This is the single most effective means of preventing infection. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap after going to the bathroom. Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Cover your face when coughing or sneezing. Avoid shaking hands. See a video on good hygiene.
  • Stay home. Unless you're:
  • shopping for what you need - food and essential supplies
  • medical, care or compassionate needs
  • exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements
  • work and study if you can’t work or learn remotely
  • visiting friends and family - if you really need to
  • Feeling unwell? If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, you should seek medical advice and get tested. To get further advice, call your GP or the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398.

Cleaning blitz in Maroondah

Citywide Sanitisation Services contractors will be deep cleaning popular areas and communal touch points around Maroondah until mid-July 2020.

Read more on the cleaning blitz

COVIDsafe app

The Federal Government has launched the COVIDSafe app, which helps identify people who have been exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus. The COVIDSafe app recognises other users of the app, noting the date, time, distance and duration of contact and the user's unique reference code.

Keep up to date

Make sure you are following the recommend guidelines during COVID-19. For information on current recommendations and restrictions see:

Social distancing and self-isolation

Feeling unwell?

If you begin to feel unwell, have a fever or a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or respiratory illness you should get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at many places across Victoria. To find a testing site near you, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or visit the DHHS website

Older people

See advice from the Department of Health and Human Services to help older people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Here's two videos from the Department of Health:

Information and tips for parents from the Department of Education and Training

Government links

You can stay informed and learn more about the virus via the following official government channels:

Federal

State

07/04/2020
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