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A thank you message from Mayor Christine Henderson

Mount Alexander Shire Mayor, Cr Christine Henderson.

Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire, Cr Christine Henderson shares her thank you message with the community.

Monday 17 August 2020

Hello my name is Christine Henderson, Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire, and I want to say thank you for helping to keep our community safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thank you to everyone for wearing a mask, and thanks to our local mask makers. It’s great to see the diversity of patterns and styles out in the streets.

A hearty thank you to our local shop assistants. Whether we’re buying food supplies or a coffee, a tin of paint, or dropping in the lawnmower to be fixed, we recognise and thank the people who put themselves in front of the public hour after hour, day after day.

We remember to use hand sanitiser at the shop entrance, to keep our 1.5 metres distance from the person serving us, and from each other, wherever we can.

Some of us exercise with others in our household, others exercise alone or with a friend.

Some of us are comfortable being at home, perhaps working online. Others face a daily challenge of juggling child-minding or school work supervision and online work.

Some of us are lonely, missing our social life, human contact. None of us expected this when we wished each other Happy New Year eight months ago.

It’s important to remember that by staying apart we are playing a vital part in preventing the spread of the virus. It’s the most important job we all have to do at the moment.

And there is help available for those of us who need it.

To help and connect our community at this time Council has a created a dedicated COVID-19 support number and email, as well as a virtual emergency relief centre.

The service can provide local advice on things like where to get tested, and how to access food relief, financial assistance and mental health support, as well as referral to other help services.

For local information and support regarding COVID-19, call 1800 512 446 between 8.30am and 5.00pm (Mon-Fri) or email covid19@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Visit www.connectmountalexander.com.au to find information on local statistics, support services, frequently asked questions and an online help form.

For the latest health information on coronavirus visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. For the latest restrictions visit vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS.

To stay up-to-date on changes to Council services visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Image: Mount Alexander Shire Council, Mayor, Cr Christine Henderson.

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