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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Information

This content was last updated on:
April 19, 2021 3:56 PM

Current Information

The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services is the best place to keep up to date with information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Please continue to monitor the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services web page or Facebook page for updates.

COVID-19 Local Testing

Wellington Respiratory Clinic is fully operational, from the rear of Inglis Medical Centre in Sale.

Swabbing criteria follows the state government guidelines.

Patients can book online.

All patients will be seen in a safe, private and completely confidential clinic with the highest possible infection control standards. Alternatively, tests can be conducted for COVID-19 via local General Practitioners. Patients are encouraged to ring their regular GP for guidance.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Wellington Shire Council is NOT providing the COVID-19 vaccine. To check your eligibility and determine where you can receive your vaccine please check your eligibility using the Department of Health's Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

Has COVID-19 affected your ability to cope?

Here are two FREE LOCAL services to help you.

CASI

Through Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI), social, emotional and practical support is available for the residents in need of help during COVID-19. CASI can assist you to keep important connections with your family and friends, and building connection with your local organisations and support networks.

For enquires contact Wellington COVID-19 Relief Line 1300 137 218 (8:30am to 5:00pm - Monday to Friday, except public holidays) or enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au. After hours, CASI can be access through the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline by choosing option 3 or 8 when calling 1800 675 398. This hotline is open 24 hours, 7 days.

Head to Help

If you are struggling with stress or finding your mental health condition peaking, and unsure where to turn, trained mental health staff (Psychologists, mental health nurses & occupational therapist) are available to support you at NO COST. Your local HeadtoHelp hub is located at 10 Inglis Street, Sale or contact 1800 595 212 (8:30am to 5:30pm - Monday to Friday, except public holidays).

Community Support

Information and links for support services is available from our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Support page.

Local Business Support

Information and links for businesses in Wellington Shire is available from our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Business Support page. This also includes details of Wellington Shire Council's COVID-19 Support Package.

COVID-19 Relief Line

Wellington Shire Council has launched a COVID-19 Relief Information Line for members of the public who require assistance as a result of the current pandemic. The Wellington COVID-19 Relief Information Line number is 1300 137 218 and is open 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. The Line will operate until it is no longer required.

For all relief queries outside the normal business hours please contact Coronavirus state-based hotline available 24 hours each day on 1800 675 398.

Wellington Shire Council Operated Facilities

The following changes to Wellington Shire Council operated facilities will occur from midnight on Wednesday 18 October 2020 under Step 3 of the State Government's roadmap to re-opening.

Wellington Shire Council Service Centres

Our Customer Service Centres in Sale and Yarram are OPEN for face-to-face operations. Use our Contact Us page to make a request or report an issue online.


Libraries

All libraries are OPEN and normal operating hours have resumed.

Each library has a cap of one person per two square metres.

Libraries Victoria deliveries and system wide holds have resumed.

Contact your nearest library branch for more information.

Aqua Energy Leisure Centre

The Aqua Energy Leisure Centre is OPEN - all indoor pools, the gym and Group Fitness are operating, with density caps in place.

  • One person per four square metres permitted in indoor pools
  • One person per two square metres permitted in outdoor pools
  • Hydrotherapy Pool for exercise and rehabilitation (up to 38 people)
  • 25M Lap Pool (up to 81 people)
  • Learn to Swim/Toddler Pool (up to 50 people)
  • The gym has a density limit of one person per four square metres (up to 88 people)

The full program of group fitness classes has recommenced (bookings are not required)

Customer Service and kiosk are open for takeaway purchases only.

The sauna and creche remain CLOSED.

More information is available here.

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex

The Gippsland Regional Sports Complex is OPEN.

Office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday with the facility open to the public between 3 - 6pm, Monday - Thursday.

All facilities are now available for junior and senior contact and non-contact sports. More information here.

The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

The Wedge Performing Arts Centre is OPEN.

The Box Office is open with temporary operating hours - 10am and 2pm, Tuesday - Friday.

More information is available here.

Gippsland Art Gallery

The Gippsland Art Gallery is OPEN.

Port of Sale (Wellington Centre)

The Port of Sale (Wellington Centre) is open. The Sale Library, Gippsland Art Gallery and the Central Gippsland Visitor Centre, gift shop and café in the Wellington Centre building are all open as normal.

Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange

The Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange is OPEN.

Caravan/RV Parks

Council owned Caravan and RV parks throughout the municipality are OPEN.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds throughout the municipality are OPEN.

Skateparks and Outdoor Gym Equipment

Skateparks and public outdoor gym equipment throughout the municipality are OPEN.

Public Toilets

Public toilets throughout the municipality will remain OPEN for use.

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