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Latest information and advice

Contact us at feedback@whittlesea.vic.gov.au if you need assistance accessing any of the information on this page.

We can also help you access it in your preferred language - call 131 450 for support.

For Auslan support visit Coronavirus Victoria.

 

Latest updates

There are things we can all do to make ourselves and others safer. Follow COVID-safe behaviours to prevent severe illness and reduce the spread of the virus in our community. Visit the protect yourself and others page on the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Get your next COVID-19 vaccine dose as soon as you are eligible by booking in with a GP, pharmacy or health clinic offering COVID vaccinations. Find your nearest location.

For information and advice on booster doses, visit health.gov.au.

To find ATAGI recommendations on eligibility, visit the Coronavirus Victoria website.

To find ATAGI recommendation on 2023 booster dose visit ATAGI 2023 booster advice.

See the City of Whittlesea's vaccinations page for more information and frequently asked questions.

GP Respiratory Clinics are available for people who are unwell with mild respiratory symptoms.

  • The clinics are free for everyone (babies, children, adults)
  • You do not need a Medicare Card to visit a clinic
  • Clinics are staffed by GP’s and nurses
  • Find your nearest clinic.

Call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 if you have any questions about COVID-19 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

For Translating and Interpreting Services call 131 450.

 

Testing, antivirals, and isolation

Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) are the preferred means of testing for COVID-19. Free RATs are available at Council or other service providers.

For information on how and where to access free RATs, visit the Coronavirus Victoria website or call Council on 9217 2170.

Antiviral medication is available to treat COVID-19 infection. Find out if you are eligible and how to access antivirals.

PCR Testing sites are no longer available for drive through testing. If you need a PCR test, you will need to visit a GP Respiratory Clinic or have a GP referral to a private pathology provider.

Isolation is recommended to help reduce the spread of the virus. If you have COVID-19, or you are a contact of someone who does, follow the checklist for COVID-19 cases and report your result

 

For further information on testing, antivirals, or assistance with managing COVID-19 at home visit the Coronavirus Victoria website or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

For Translating and Interpreting Service call 131 450.

 

Support and information

Visit our support page for more information on how and where to access services and assistance, including food relief, mental health resources, and financial assistance.

You can also Ask Izzy to find your nearest support service.

COVID Positive Pathways provides targeted support for Victorians with COVID-19 needing additional care. This includes people who are:

  • aged 80 years and over
  • living with a disability or carers of people living with a disability needing help to recover at home
  • of refugee or asylum seeker status
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • living in rural isolated communities.

Visit the COVID Positive Pathways page on the Coronavirus Victoria 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.

Visit the Coronavirus Victoria website for more information, or contact Northern Health Disability Liaison Officer via email DisabilityLiaison@nh.org.au.

People with disability, carers and support workers can contact the Disability Gateway for information and assistance.

Further information, visit:

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians is available on the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Further information is available on the Australian Government website and COVID Positive Pathways.

If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms of COVID-19, speak with your GP or visit the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Further information can be found on the Coronavirus Victoria website or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Visit healthdirect.gov.au for the latest advice.

COVID Positive Pathways can offer support for people aged 80 years and over.

Many venues can only open for people (including workers) who are fully vaccinated or exempted.

On this page, fully vaccinated means someone who:

  • has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • has a valid medical exemption.

Vaccination requirements apply to everyone aged 18 years or over, unless you have a valid medical exemption from an authorised medical practitioner.

People under the age of 18 years are considered fully vaccinated.

Vaccination requirements are different for workers. Select workers in critical industries are required to have the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by a certain date. Visit Information for workers required to vaccinated for more information.

The most reliable information on COVID-19 can be found on both the Victorian and Australian government 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.

 

 

Stay up-to-date with international and domestic travel information at the Coronavirus Victoria website.

 

Vaccination Information

COVID-19 booster doses are available to anyone aged 16 and over who has had their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine three or more months ago. 

You can get a COVID-19 booster dose from a GP, pharmacy, or health clinic offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Book Online or call 1800 675 398. 

See the vaccination page on our website for more information.

ATAGI 2023 booster advice in-language resources