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Wellington launches COVID-19 relief information line

Issued: 
April 14, 2020

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 line will be answered by Council staff equipped to answer questions, provide advice and referrals for enquiries about food; accommodation; psychosocial support; medications; transport; internet access and/or shopping delivery services; and other locally available services.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said the Relief Line had been established to assist locals who were finding it difficult to find the information they need.

“The situation with COVID-19 is new territory for all of us,” he said.

“None of us have managed a situation like this before, so it’s not surprising some people in our community are feeling a bit overwhelmed and don’t know where to source local information.

“This Wellington COVID-19 Relief Information Line will help connect members of the public with the products and services they require to get through this 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.

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