Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Updated 3 April 2020

Moyne Shire Shire Council is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and making preparations for the potential challenges ahead.

The Department of Health and Human Services is the lead Victorian agency dealing with the coronavirus disease. For the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website

Support for local businesses can be found on this page

Council is preparing for future changes to the situation. Changes to Council services at this time are listed below.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide community updates as changes occur.

Read our FAQ's(PDF, 249KB) for full information on the current status of council services

Current status of Moyne Shire Council sites and service

Site/service

Information subject to change depending on advice from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Services not listed are operating as normal until further notice.

Customer Service Centres

Closed:

Centres closed from 4.45pm 23 March 2020

Customer service still available at:

phone: 1300 656 564

email: moyne@moyne.vic.gov.au

web: www.moyne.vic.gov.au

Need to make a payment?

Even with our current customer service counter closures, all customer payment options are still available, please visit this page for details on how to make a payment
Playgrounds and skate-parks Closed:

As per the announcement by the Prime Minister on 29 March 2020, all playgrounds and skate-parks are now closed.
Council kindergartens  Open:

Kindergartens continue to operate as normal (on holidays from Friday 27 March).

This is a decision of the State Government.

Council childcare Open:

Remain open in-line with Federal Government advice. For those families choosing to keep their children isolated at home, they will not be charged their daily fees.

Port Fairy Community Services Centre

Changed:

Remains open for childcare and kindergarten access only. No customer service or access to meeting rooms.

Maternal and child health Changed:

Maternal & Child Health Services continue to operate.   

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released requirements for MCH services to follow to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19.

As per the DHHS recommendations service delivery will be conducted via electronic or phone consultations wherever possible and safe to do so.

A short home visit or face to face consultation will still occur if deemed clinically essential 

Young infants and new parents at key ages and stages including the first consultation, and at 2,4 and 8 weeks, and anyone with additional needs or complexity will be given priority access.

Please call (03) 5568 0516 to arrange a consultation with a MCH nurse.

IMMUNISATION SERVICES:

 

While COVID-19 is definitely front of mind for most people, it’s still very important that your children are up-to-date with their immunisations against other vaccine preventable diseases. Keeping vaccinations up to date will minimise the risk of children needing medical attention. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released new requirements for immunisation clinics to follow to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which we are strictly following.

As per the DHHS recommendations, Moyne Shire will be extending clinics to ensure we are meeting the requirements of social distancing.

 

The childhood immunisation clinics are  currently operating from The Younger Ross Maternal & Child Health Centre, Port Fairy Community Services Centre,  and at the Terang Mortlake Health Service in Mortlake, at the Maternal & Child Health Centre.

 

Please call (03) 5568 0516 to book an appointment.
Aged care Changed:

Normal service delivery. Assessments are being done virtually (by Facetime etc) as State Government has advised no physical or home assessments.

Meals on wheels Operating as normal
Senior citizens centres

Closed

Waste Collection

Operating as normal

Green FOGO bags

Can be obtained from the Killarney transfer station for $10 (Killarney is the only transfer station they are available).

Or by calling 1300 656 564 and paying $10 to get them delivered. Delivery will usually be of a Wednesday.

Transfer stations (tips)

Changed:

Killarney Transfer Station is the only council run transfer station that can accept these items: mattresses, tyres, ewaste, fridges, and gas bottles.

Libraries

Closed:

Here are some ways you can stay connected to your library during the closure period;

Join online! It's quick and easy to enjoy FREE resources while at home. These resources include eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and resources for children

Follow your local library on facebook for ideas to entertain both kids and adults - with great websites to visit and activities updated regularly www.facebook.com/CorangamiteRegionalLibraries

Port of Port Fairy

Changed:

  • No handling of cash – any exchange to be by EFTPOS, cheques.
  • Maintenance of grounds and Port facilities – areas will be isolated when works undertaken to limit contact with members of the community
  • Any critical inductions required will be done by self distancing
  • Any vessel traffic into Port will be monitored as to where they have travelled from

The following changes to the operation of the Port of Port Fairy will come in place as of 30 March:

  • Both large and small slipways closed
Council works (road works etc) Continuing as normal
Public toilets Open as normal
Mt Shadwell Quarry Open as normal
Public halls Public gatherings, meeting, functions should be avoided
Council-run caravan parks

Closed:

No further bookings are being taken. For current/future bookings, a refund or credit will be offered. All current holiday-makers will be vacated as soon as possible.

Free camping  Closed:

This will be enforced by Council Local Laws Officers

 Pools Council pools already closed for the season
Local Laws   

Changed: 

The Local Laws team will not be supplying Cat Traps until further notice.

Customers can still call CS staff  and be added to a register. Once we return to normal services, they will be contacted and advised when a trap is next available.