The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority.
West Wimmera Shire Council activates its pandemic plan on March 17, 2020. A new Relief Planning Group was set up to co-ordinate Council's response to COVID-10. The group comprises staff from across the organisation and external agencies.
If you suspect you may have Coronavirus:
Call the dedicated hotline: 1800 675 398 (24 hours).
If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450.
Please use Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
Information about Coronavirus and How to Prevent its Spread
Including its symptoms, how to reduce its spread, and where to obtain help and hospitals which provide assessment services for anyone who have the virus.
Go to: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19
Reducing the risk of infection
Go to: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-transmission-reduction-measures
Restrictions on movement outside of the home to slow the spread of coronavirus
Go to: Department of Health and Human Services Victoria | Victoria's restriction levels (dhhs.vic.gov.au)
Looking after our staff
The health and wellbeing of all our employees is really important to us. We've been regularly communicating with staff about how we can all keep healthy and avoid transmitting COVID-19 at work. We have also implemented a range of measures to allow our staff to work from home or other locations to promote safe working environments.
Stay up to date
The Federal Government Department of Health and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services provide daily updates on their websites.
You can also learn more about protective measures against coronavirus from the World Health Organization.
Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade is also updating the Smartraveller website every day.
Have you visited an exposure site?
An exposure site is a place that someone with COVID-19 visited.
Follow the instructions in the image below depending on the level of exposure.
Visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites for the latest exposure sites. Get tested, isolate and call the Department of Health on 1300 651 160 if you have visited an exposure site listed.
COVID vaccination in the home for eligible people.
There is now a clear pathway for those that are eligible for vaccination at home using the state’s Disability Liaison Officers located across health services.
The Commonwealth are supporting in home vaccination service provision through their provider networks.