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Latest information

The State Government has announced changes to restrictions in line with its roadmap for reaching 80 percent first dose vaccination, effective from 11:59pm Tuesday 28 September. 

Residents of Metropolitan Melbourne (which includes the entire City of Whittlesea LGA) will be able to:

  • Participate in "contactless" recreation at outdoor facilities such as boating, tennis or golf
  • Gather outdoors - up to five adults from two households if all adults are fully vaccinated 
  • Travel 15km for exercise and essential shopping instead of 10km.

For Metropolitan Melbourne, there are still only six reasons to leave home:

  • Shopping for food and supplies
  • Authorized work or permitted education
  • Care and caregiving
  • Exercise for up to 4 hours and with 1 other person (within 15km from home)
  • To get vaccinated or tested
  • Outdoor social interaction (conditions apply)

Other restrictions are as follows:

  • The curfew is still in place from 9am to 5am
  • Visitors to home are not permitted.
  • 15km travel limit applies from place of primary residence.
  • Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors
  • Public gatherings permitted for personal training (for up to 5 fully vaccinated people outside people plus a fully vaccinated trainer), social interaction (for up to 2 people from separate households) and for five people from two households if people aged 18 and over are fully vaccinated.
  • Playgrounds are open.
  • Outdoor skateparks and outdoor gym equipment are open.
  • Cafes and restaurants are open for takeaway only.
  • Schools, Childcare and Early Childhood Care are closed except to children of authorised workers.

Public exposure sites

The following exposure sites have been identified in the City of Whittlesea 

Tier 1 exposure sites:

Lalor:

  • Lalor North Primary School 2 Derna Crescent 3075. Exposure period: 16/09/2021 8:40am - 3:50pm and 17/09/2021 8:40am - 3:10pm

Mill Park: 

  • Mill Park Superclinic Pharmacy 250 Childs Road 3082. Exposure period: 17/09/2021 10:00am - 10:50am

Epping: 

  • Meadowglen Primary School 22-48 Meadow Glen Drive 3076. Exposure period: 17/09/2021 9:00am - 2:45pm

Mernda: 

  • Mernda YMCA Early Learning Centre 2 Goulburn Street 3754. Exposure period: 13/09/2021 6:30am - 3:30pm

Thomastown:

  • Thomastown West Primary School 98-112 Main Street 3074. Exposure period: 13/09/2021 8:45am - 4:00pm

South Morang: 

  • Little Learners Early Education & Kindergarten, 205 Gordons Road 3752. Exposure period: 08/09/2021 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tier 2 exposure sites:

Bundoora: 

  • RMIT Bundoora, Building 201 289 McKimmies Road 3083. Exposure period: 15/09/2021 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Bundoora Fruit Market, Uni Hill Town Centre, 5 Janefield Drive, Bundoora. Exposure period: 20/9/2021 12:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Coles, Uni Hill Town Centre, 224 Plenty Rd, Bundoora. Exposure period: 18/9/2021 3:00pm - 11:30pm, 17/9/2021 2:00pm - 11:30pm, 16/9/2021 12:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Chatime, Uni Hill Town Centre, 5 Janefield Drive, Bundoora. Exposure period: 21/9/2021 2:00pm - 6:30pm, 20/9/21 12:30pm - 6:00pm, 19/9/21 1:00pm - 7:30pm

Mill Park:

  • Mill Park Superclinic 250 Childs Road 3082. Exposure period: 09/09/2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm, 10/09/2021 6:20pm - 7:00pm, 14/09/2021 10:40am - 11:50am
  • Mill Park Primary School 2/10 Blamey Avenue 3082. Exposure period: 13/09/2021 - 14/09/2021 8:45am - 6:00pm, 15/09/2021 8:45am - 4:00pm, 16/09/2021 8:45am - 3:00pm
  • Mill Park Secondary College, 25 Moorhead Drive, Mill Park. Exposure period: 14/9/2021 - 8:45am - 4:00pm

Epping: 

  • Woolworths Epping Pacific Epping, Corner Cooper and High Street 3076. Exposure period: 16/09/2021 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Costco Warehouse Epping, 60 Deveny Road 3076. Exposure period: 16/09/2021 8:00am - 3:00pm and 17/09/2021 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • EU Automotive Industries Epping 8/17 Lydia Court 3076. Exposure period: 13/09/2021 - 17/09/21 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Al Siraat College 45 Harvest Home Road 3076. Exposure period: 17/09/2021 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • McDonald's Epping Corner High Street and Childs Road 3076. Exposure period: 14/09/2021 6:30am - 11:31am
  • Melbourne Marketplace, 55 Produce Drive, Epping. Exposure period: 13/9/21 4:55am - 1:00pm, 14/9/21 4:55am - 1:00pm, 15/9/21 4:55am-1:00pm, 15/9/21 4:55am -1:00pm, 16/9/21 4:55am - 1:00pm, 20/9/21 4:55am-1:00pm, 21/9/21 4:55am - 1:00pm
  • Crusader Caravans, 8 Dream Haven Court, Epping. Exposure period: 20/9/21 6:00am - 3:30pm, 21/9/21 6:00am - 3:30pm, 22/9/21 6:00am - 3:30pm.

Lalor: 

  • High Street Collision Repair Centre 434/436 High Street 3075. Exposure period: 13/09/2021 - 16/09/2021 7:30am - 11:00am

Wollert: 

  • Dental One Epping North 18 Matilda Avenue 3750. Exposure period: 13/09/2021 11:54am - 1:45pm

Thomastown: 

  • Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd 319 Settlement Road 3074. Exposure period: 18/09/2021 5:00am - 12:30pm

Stay up to date with the latest information at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

View the NEW exposure sites map which is updated regularly by the Department of Health.

Travel restrictions

Stay up-to-date with travel restrictions online.

 

Latest advice

If you visited any of the exposure sites listed on the Victorian Health Department website you should get tested immediately.

Even if you have not been to any of these sites, if you have any symptoms you should get tested and isolate until you get a negative result.

You can find out more about where to get tested online.

A Call-to-Test service enables vulnerable people who cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons to get tested at home. Read more about about to access this service.

Testing is at the following sites:

  • Mernda Station in Schotters Rd, Mernda from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Northern Hospital at 187 Cooper Street, Epping from 8am to 6pm
  • 4Ctye Pathology at 52 Childs Road, Epping, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
  • 4Cyte Pathology at 420 Grimshaw St, Bundoora, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
  • 4Cyte Pathology at 6 Main St, Thomastown, 8am to 5pm
  • RMIT Bundoora East Campus car park, 264 Plenty Rd, Mill Park from 9am to 4pm

Find all the local testing sites and estimated wait times online.

You can pre-register for a COVID-19 test at some locations to save time. Fill out the online form. Check which centres are using the registration form.

Call 1800 675 398 for more information or 

Read more on the DHHS website.

Some people are eligible for an in-hometest. Call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 4 and then option 5 to find out if you are eligible for this Call-to-test service.

If you HAVE symptoms, no matter how mild, and get tested you need to STAY HOME until you received your coronavirus test result.

You may be eligible for a Victorian Government payment if you don't have access to sick leave and are required to isolate. More information is available here.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment

Those aged 12 and over are now eligible for a vaccination appointment. They can book, subject to availability, by calling 1800 675 398.

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Local vaccination sites

Council Offices, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang (follow the signs to the PRACC building). This is run by Northern Health.

  • Open: 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Available for: Walk-ins and bookings for AstraZeneca and Pfizer (pending supply). Visit the Northern Health website for up-to-date information. 
  • Book online: vaccination.nh.org.au

For more details, other vaccination centre locations, eligibility and bookings, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

A fitted face mask is required instead of other face coverings because it provides better protection.

You should take the following actions to stay safe:

  • practice good hygiene
  • maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
  • understand the risk and symptoms
  • help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms
  • stay home and avoid contact if you’re feeling unwell
  • take care wherever you go, assume others may be carrying the virus.

More information is available here.

Read more on the Victoria Government's website.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19?

The most reliable information on the coronavirus can be found on both the Victorian and Australian government’s websites.

Victorian Government 
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

1800 675 398

Australian Government
www.health.gov.au or www.australia.gov.au
1800 020 080

Click here to visit the DHHS website for COVID-19 information translated in other languages.

You can call the coronavirus hotline if you have concerns: 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter call 131 450.

Additional resources are available on our website.

 

 

Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) program that aims to help people with disability access:

  • COVID-19 testing
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • advice and prevention through linking people to other health supports.

For more information https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/disability-liaison-officers

Or contact Northern Health Disability Liaison Officer via email DisabilityLiaison@nh.org.au

 People with disability can now contact the Disability Gateway for information and referrals about coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Disability Gateway can help families, carers and support workers, too.

The hotline is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST). It’s not available on national public holidays.

The Council for Intellectual Disability has easy English information 

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have developed an easy English Guide to Coronavirus 

Read Access Ability Australia's social story about keeping safe during COVID-19.

Watch Don't Forget Us video 

There is information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians on the DHHS website.

There is also information on the Australian Government website: Health.gov.au resources

 

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