The state government has announced an easing of several COVID restrictions. This will result in several Council services changing. Read more via the below link.
Council services as COVID restriction ease
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Following state government directives, we have returned to a COVID circuit breaker lockdown from 11.59pm 27 May until 11.59pm 10 June. This means face masks are now mandatory both indoors and outdoors. Council buildings and facilities will be closed, except where required to provide one of the essential services as listed below.
1. Food and supplies
2. Authorised work
3. Care and caregiving
4. Exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person
5. Getting vaccinated
Exercise and shopping will be limited to 10 kilometres from home. Shopping is limited to one person per day, per household.
Private and public gatherings will not be permitted, although visiting your intimate partner is OK. Single person bubbles will be allowed.
Childcare and kinder will remain open, but schools will need to close other than for the children of authorised workers and vulnerable kids and students in Years 11 and 12.
Shops like supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will remain open. Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away only. Gyms, hairdressers, community facilities and entertainment venues will all close. Non-essential retail may only open for click and collect.
Hotels and accommodation can only stay open to support guests already staying onsite. No new bookings can be made – unless it’s for one a permitted purpose, like authorised work.
You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless an exemption applies. For more information, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks
To find a testing site visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested. For exposure site updates, please visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks-covid-19
In line with state government advice, there will be restrictions on services to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of the Hobsons Bay community and Council staff. Please read the information below.
Council’s Customer Service front counter will be closed. The community can contact customer service by phone on 1300 179 944 or by emailing email@example.com. A live chat function is also available through Council’s website.
All five Hobsons Bay Libraries branches will be closed.
For more information, please call 1300 462 542, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/
Newport Community Hub, Laverton Community Hub and Seabrook Community Centres will be closed, including for private bookings, except to provide essential services, where required.
A range of programs and activities continue to be available from home virtually.
For enquiries, phone:
Newport Community Hub: 9932 1234
Laverton Community Hub: 9932 3011
Seabrook Community Centre: 9932 3010
Translated videos in 28 languages
English version: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/english
Translated coronavirus information from the Victorian Government is available online in the following languages:
Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan)
Niuean - Vagahau Nieu
What to do if you have tested positive for coronavirus:
How to isolate or quarantine in your home:
What to do if you are a close contact:
What to do if symptoms get worse:
How to care for someone during a period of isolation or quarantine:
Pandemic leave disaster payment:
Test isolation payment:
Arabic Audio Script Close Contact(DOCX, 41KB)
Arabic Audio Script Worker Support Payment(DOCX, 29KB)
Lebanese Arabic: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/arabic (noting there may be differences in Lebanese Arabic compared to other Arabic forms)
Traditional Chinese: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/traditional-chinese
Simplified Chinese: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/simplified-chinese
Hakka: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/hakka (audio only)
Easy English guide - Coronavirus Support for social connections(PDF, 3MB)
Information about coronavirus for traders in Hobsons Bay is available here: www.hobsonsbaybusiness.com.au/Do-Business/COVID-19-information.
For further information please email email@example.com.
Shops like supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will also remain open. Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away only. Gyms, hairdressers, community facilities and entertainment venues will all close. Non-essential retail may only open for click and collect.
For up to date business and professional services details, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
All Council-delivered face to face events or consultations will be postponed or delivered online until further notice. The community can still provide feedback on any current projects currently out for public consultation by visiting Participate Hobsons Bay at https://participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Maternal and Child Health Services will still see young and vulnerable babies in centres.
Breastfeeding support will continue face-to-face, while sleep settling and new parent groups will move online.
Immunisation sessions scheduled will still be delivered.
Supported playgroups have been suspended and pre-school field officers services will be delivered online and by phone.
Youth counselling will be delivered online. Intake and assessment services will be delivered over the phone.
Planned Activity Group services will pause and we will support our older adult clients with well-being phone calls.
Delivered meals will continue.
Indoor and outdoor sports clubs, sporting and recreation venues, pools and public facilities will be closed.
Outdoor playgrounds will remain open. Touch point cleaning of playgrounds will occur regularly.
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Council acknowledges the peoples of the Kulin nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and water ways. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.