Moyne Shire Coronavirus Update

Published on 04 October 2021

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Moyne Shire Council has been advised of three active cases of Coronavirus in the Shire. It is understood that the cases are linked and South West Healthcare is awaiting further information. 

Contact tracing and testing related to these three cases is a critical step in stopping the spread of the virus. 

Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade has called on residents to remain vigilant and look out for each other. 

“The safety of the community is Council’s top priority,” said Cr Meade.

“With this news, it is important that we all follow public health advice from the State Government, to stop further spread and rein in this outbreak.” 

“To help keep our community safe, Council would like to remind everyone to stay vigilant, minimise movement, stay home if you can and keep checking for updates to the exposure sites list.” 

“More importantly, if you develop symptoms or have visited an exposure site during the listed times, get tested and isolate.” 

The Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 5 October in Mortlake has been changed to online to assist in restricting peoples’ movements and will be livestreamed via Council’s Facebook page.

“We understand this is a challenging time for our residents and businesses and Council is here to support the Victorian Health Department to help get us through this,” Cr Meade said. 

“If you are isolating or affected by Coronavirus and are unable to access support and aid by your own means, please contact the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.” 

“Free emergency relief packages can be arranged for people who are unable to access food themselves or do not have support available to them.”

South West Healthcare testing facilities are setup in Warrnambool. You can register at https://southwesthealthcare.com.au/home/covid-19-screening/

Shearwater Medical Clinic in Port Fairy are also running screenings daily. Bookings can be made by calling 7064 5845.

Further updates can be found on the Moyne Shire Council website at www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Emergencies/Coronavirus-COVID-19

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