Stage 3 Restriction Reinstated
In line with the re-introduction of Stage 3 restrictions across regional Victoria from 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August, Latrobe City Council will temporarily close a number of services.
Latrobe City Council essential council services are continuing. This assurance follows the state-wide implementation of a Stage 3 shutdown of non-essential activity aimed at slowing the spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Since Premier Daniel Andrews announced the shut-down, of “non-essential” activities, Council has been working hard to ensure all appropriate measures are enacted as we revert back to the model adopted during the initial Stage 3 shutdown.
Essential services which will continue to be delivered are:
- Waste collection including transfer stations,
- Meals on Wheels (through service support provision),
- Childcare, Maternal and Child health,
- Aged and disability services (at a reduced capacity),
- Animal pound; and
- Response to critical infrastructure and maintenance requirements.
Council has a critical role to play in supporting our most vulnerable community members and continues to enact its Business Continuity Plan to ensure minimal impact to its vital services.
Our customer service team has been assisting the community in person, over the phone and online as we transition to changes in our service delivery. They will continue to do so, however face to face contact ceased at the close of business Wednesday 5 August 2020.
As of Monday 3 August 2020, under new directives from the Victorian State Government, everyone in Victoria is required to wear a mask when leaving their home. Exemptions apply to children under the age of 12 years and for some medical conditions.
Residents will need to obtain a mask before this date in order to comply with the new regulation. Unfortunately, Latrobe City Council is not able to provide masks to the general public.
There are a number of local retailers who supply either disposable or reusable masks and the state government is in the process of organising masks to agencies across the state to meet the needs of those most vulnerable in our community.
Masks must be worn at all Latrobe City Council facilities such as libraries, service centres, leisure centres, visitor information centre, Latrobe Regional Gallery and all other public places.
For more information on masks please visit the DHHS website.