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Stage 4 stay at home restrictions

Stage 4 stay at home restrictions

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

If you are looking for specific up-to-date information or advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Their information is regularly updated and provides specific health and medical advice, including targeted information for:

Stage 4 stay at home restrictions

The Victorian Government has introduced Stage 4 restrictions across Metropolitan Melbourne.

Stage 4 restrictions mean:

  • Only one person per household can leave the house to shop for essential items within 5kms of home.
  • You can exercise within 5km from home for one hour daily and with only one other person.
  • Curfew from 8pm-5am is in place - during these times you can only leave your home to work or to give or receive care.
  • You must work from home if you can. 

You can leave home to provide care and for health care including accompanying someone for essential medical care if you are a carer, guardian or necessary support person. 

You must also continue to wear a face mask when you go out. If you feel unwell please get tested.

In line with these restrictions, a number of Council services and facilities will remain closed for the time being.

The following Council services and facilities are now temporarily closed:

  • Customer Service Centres
  • Sunshine Leisure Centre and St Albans Pop-up Gym
  • Brimbank Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses
  • Keilor Basketball Netball Stadium
  • Brimbank Library branches (online remains open)
  • Brimbank Resource and Recovery Centre
  • Brimbank Multi-Deck Car Park (from 6pm Friday 7 August)
  • Playgrounds
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Skate parks
  • Public BBQ Facilities
  • Outdoor exercise equipment

Watch this message from Mayor Cr Georgina Papafotiou

More information on these restrictions visit the Department of Health & Human Services website.

Important information from the State Government

 

Contacting Council

Due to COVID-19 our Customer Service Centres are temporarily closed until further notice.

If you would like to report an issue or request a service, you can do this through  https://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/forms/report-it

Please also check out other parts of this website, which are updated daily with the latest information relating to Council services.

You can also contact us by:

  • Phone: (03) 9249 4000 (Monday-Friday: 8.45am-5pm. After 5pm calls go to our after-hours service).
  • Email: info@brimbank.vic.gov.au 
  • Fax: 03 9249 4351
  • Mail: PO Box 70, Sunshine VIC 3020

Brimbank Chat

You can chat to a Customer Service Team member between Monday-Friday: 8.45am - 4.45pm. Look for the 'Brimbank Chat' icon on the right-hand side of the page.

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Symptoms

Even if they are only mild, get tested if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever, chills or sweats
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

Not sure or concerned?

Call the Coronavirus hotline (available 24 hours): 1800 675 398

All Victorians can use the online self-assessment tool:
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-self-assessment

Taking the test helps our community

Diagnosing coronavirus (COVID-19) early, even when symptoms are mild, helps us to slow the spread of this virus. Testing helps the State Government track the spread and plan for the gradual easing of restrictions in Victoria.

Getting tested means that you can take informed action to protect yourself and your loved ones. You will be doing your bit to protect us all.

Testing locations in Brimbank

Keilor Community Hub (Old Calder Hwy)
Pop-up Drive Thru Testing: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm

IPC Health Deer Park (106 Station St)
Drive Thru Testing: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Sunshine Hospital Respiratory Clinic (176 Furlong Road, St Albans)
Walk-in Testing: Monday to Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Australian Clinical Labs (ACL) St Albans (309 Main Rd E, St Albans) NOTE: GP Referral Required
Visit your doctor first to get pathology request forms before going to this testing site
Walk-in Testing: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

4cyte Pathology Sunshine (14 Hertford Rd) NOTE: GP Referral Required
Visit your doctor first to get pathology request forms before going to this testing site
Drive Thru Testing: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Watergardens Shopping Centre (drive-through)
Entry 1 via Melton Hwy, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038
Drive Thru Testing: Monday - Sunday 9am-5pm

Nearby testing

CoHealth West Footscray (575A Barkley St)
Booking recommended – Phone: 9448 5502
Appointments available: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 12.30:pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Highpoint Shopping Centre (120-200 Rosamund Road, Maribyrnong)
Drive Thru Testing: Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 7:00pm

Melbourne Showgrounds (Epsom and Langs Rd, Ascot Vale)
Enter Gate 4 off Langs Rd - this is a left-hand turn only.
Drive Thru Testing: Thursday & Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Melbourne Airport
Terminal 4 Level 2 (Mercer Dv exit off Tullamarine Fwy) Melbourne Airport VIC 3045
Site entry: Take the Mercer Drive exit off the Tullamarine Freeway, then go up the T4 ramp
Monday - Sunday: 9am-5pm

Public health teams in your area

Victorian Government COVID-19 Public Health teams are visiting homes across Melbourne's priority suburbs, including parts of Brimbank. They are providing information on free local testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) for everyone, even if you don’t have symptoms, including a 'testing at home' option. These teams can also provide information in different languages on staying safe and available support during this crisis.

PLEASE NOTE:  This information changes regularly. Please click here for the latest information on Victorian COVID-19 testing locations.

Call-to-Test Service

The Call-to-Test service is available to vulnerable Victorians to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) at home with a qualified health clinician. The service will provide access for people who cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons.

Access to the Call-to-Test service will be available for those who have symptoms and

  • Have an injury, chronic health issue, frailty affecting mobility
  • Have moderate to severe physical or psychological disability
  • Care for a person with moderate to severe disability

More information at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/call-to-test-covid-19

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If you have loved ones, friends or neighbours that need information in a language other than English about coronavirus, getting tested, stopping the spread, and the Government’s restrictions around numbers of people gathering together, translated resources can be found at:

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION IN 53 LANGUAGES

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION IN 62 LANGUAGES - AUDIO ONLY

WEARING A FACE MASK

Brimbank Resources in Other Languages

Additional material including some videos from Brimbank Councillors is also available: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the City of Brimbank is doing

Council plays a vital role in ensuring public health and will continue to monitor the situation, and take advice from the government health agencies daily to adjust to new information as it becomes available.

This is a serious public health situation and the wellbeing of our community is our number one priority. During this time we may take longer to respond to unrelated service or maintenance requests.

The health and safety of the community is Council’s number one priority. We have put in place a number of measures, ranging from cancelling events that would draw large numbers, to closing Council facilities that are high traffic zones.

We’ve tried to strike a balance to ensure essential services can continue in a safe and responsible manner, and make sure supports are in place for the elderly and more vulnerable in our community.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by all these measures but we have a duty of care to our community and staff, and need to make sure we take appropriate measures to help limit the spread of the virus and support the required social distancing.
 

Working for Victoria, Working for Brimbank.

Unemployed Brimbank residents can apply for jobs with Brimbank City Council through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program. To find out more here.
 

Finding ways to ease the financial pressure during COVID-19

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is causing economic disruption in many sectors including retail, tourism and hospitality, education, property, manufacturing and supply chains.

If your business is being affected, there is Council information, support, and resources available that can be found here.

We know that like other areas, Brimbank is doing it tough. Just as we’re finding innovative ways to continue to deliver for our community and look after those most at risk, Council is also looking at how we can reduce the pressure on our ratepayers, businesses and sporting clubs.

This includes:

  • Options for rates relief
  • Relief for sporting clubs
  • Supporting local business
  • Extensions to community grants
  • Animal registrations fees on hold

The focus with these initiatives is immediate relief and assistance, as a first step in a multi-pronged recovery approach. 

If you're the ratepayer of a property in Brimbank and are experiencing financial hardship due to he coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic then please complete our COVID-19 Hardship Application (also available in Vietnamese) to make arrangements or defer your rates payments.

Council is further working on a broader stimulus and engagement strategy for the medium to longer term for when businesses and communities can re-open their doors. This broader planning should be a partnership approach with business and community.    

Council’s Coronavirus Response & Recovery Strategy

Brimbank Council is implementing a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response and Recovery Strategy to help address the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Brimbank and limit impacts on the community, businesses, and cultural and sporting groups across the municipality.

Brimbank Business Recovery Grants

Grants for Small Business

Brimbank City Council is establishing a $300,000 Brimbank Business Recovery Grants Program (Business Grants Program) to support local start-up and small businesses in adapting and responding to COVID-19 and strengthening their businesses as part of the Brimbank City Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy – Economic Development Response

Other Assistance Available

The Australian Red Cross understands that many people have been impacted by COVID-19, and that you may need some financial relief to meet your most urgent needs. For financial relief to meet urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic visit The Australian Red Cross' Emergency relief support page.

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