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Latest COVID-19 information

Latest restrictions

The Premier has announced the end of the Stage 4 Circuit Breaker restrictions from midnight 17 February, with some continued restrictions to be in place until at least Friday 26 February. 

  • Wearing a mask or face covering
    Masks are currently mandatory in all indoor settings outside your home and in all outdoor settings where you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people. You must wear a face covering according to government requirements, unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so. If you plan on visiting any of our Council facilities, please ensure you wear a mask. 
  • Outdoor gatherings capped at 20 people
  • Gatherings at home capped at 5 visitors

Testing and exposure sites

Please visit the DHHS website to view the latest exposure sites

Anyone who has visited these exposure sites during these times must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and remain isolated for 14 days.

  • If you have been at an exposure site, isolate and get tested.
  • If you have symptoms, isolate and get tested.

Testing

For more information on where to get tested, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website.

Local testing sites in Maroondah

To find a testing site, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or see the DHHS website for the full listPlease check opening hours.

  • Tests are free, and there are support payments available to help workers stay home if they need to isolate.
  • At drive-through sites you will be tested from your vehicle. Mobile drive-through sites do not provide walk-in tests.

Ringwood

EACH - Ringwood Respiratory Clinic
46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood
1300 219 449

Croydon

4Cyte Pathology
321 Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon
0435 469 992

See a map and opening times for all testing sites on the DHHS website

Important messages

  • Wear a mask or face covering
    Masks are currently mandatory in all indoor settings outside your home and in all outdoor settings where you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people. .

  • 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.

  • Adhere to restrictions. See details of the latest restrictions

  • 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. See below how to access testing

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

For the latest information about a vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) see the DHHS site

Home Safety Plan

The COVID Home Safety Plan provides an important reminder that even as restrictions gradually ease, we all have a role to play in reaching, and then maintaining, a COVID Normal.

  • This includes important actions inside the home, like regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, recognising the symptoms of the virus, and planning for potential illness.
  • Outside the home, the Plan includes suggestions such as keeping a record of where we've been or who we've seen, reminders regarding wearing a face covering and the COVID Normal steps we’ll all need to keep each other safe as group and gathering sizes gradually increase.
  • The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Safety Plan is available for download at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-home-safety-plan with hardcopy and translated versions available shortly.

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 access testing:

  • find a testing site near you:
    • call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398
    • visit the DHHS website
  • Call-to-test: The Call-to-Test service provides coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at home with a qualified health clinician, for people who cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons. Call the Victorian coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398  and select option 9 to find out if you are eligible for this service. See more about Call-to-test

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:

Government links

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

Federal

State

Accessible COVID-19 information

07/04/2020
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