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Community Alert
Location:
Shire-wide
Alert Issued:
August 5, 2020 3:22 PM
Current Status:
Some services facilitated by Wellington Shire Council have been affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease.

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 now 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.

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 5 August 2020 following the reinstatement of Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions by the Victorian Premier and Chief Health Officer.

Wellington Shire Council Service Centres

Our Customer Service Centres will be CLOSED for face-to-face operations as of Thursday 6 August. Customer requests can be made online, by email to enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or by calling 1300 366 244.


Libraries

All libraries will be CLOSED as of Thursday 6 August. You can access library e-resources here.

The Click and Deliver library delivery service will resume from Friday 7 August. Contact your nearest library branch for more information.

Aqua Energy Leisure Centre

The Aqua Energy Leisure Centre will be CLOSED as of Thursday 6 August.

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex

The Gippsland Regional Sports Complex will be CLOSED as of Thursday 6 August. This includes both indoor and outdoor facilities and facility hire is no longer being accepted.

The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

The Wedge Performing Arts Centre (including Box Office) will be CLOSED as of Thursday 6 August.

Gippsland Art Gallery

The Gippsland Art Gallery will be CLOSED as of Thursday 6 August.

Port of Sale (Wellington Centre)

The Port of Sale (Wellington Centre) will be CLOSED as of Thursday 6 August.

Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange

The Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange is OPEN for only essential people to attend sales. Essential people include agents, saleyard staff, transporters and pre-registered buyers.

Caravan/RV Parks

Council operated Caravan and RV parks throughout the municipality will be closed as of Thursday 6 August.

Playgrounds and Outdoor Gym Equipment

Playgrounds and public outdoor gym equipment throughout the municipality will be closed as of Thursday 6 August.

Public Toilets

Public toilets throughout the municipality will remain open for use.

Skateparks

Skateparks will remain open until further advice is received from the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services. Please maintain appropriate physical distancing and hand hygiene when using a skatepark to exercise.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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18 Desailly Street (PO Box 506)
Sale VIC 3850
Operating Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Yarram Service Centre
156 Grant Street
Yarram VIC 3971
Operating Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm (Closed Wednesday)
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