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Public notice - 8 September 2020

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Coronavirus update

Regional Victoria is still in Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions. There are only four reasons to leave home. They are shopping for food and essential items, care and caregiving, daily exercise, and work/study - if you can’t do it from home. No visitors are allowed at your home, and you can only gather in public with one person from outside your household. Stay home if you are unwell, and get tested and go straight home if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild. For more information call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

New testing clinic

Residents now have access to a drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic at CHIRP Community Health in Castlemaine. Testing is available by appointment only for community members showing symptoms of coronavirus or need mandatory testing before surgery. The clinic is open between 2.00pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday and Friday, and between 10.00am and 12.00noon on Sunday. Call CHIRP Community Health on 5479 1000 to make an appointment. The clinic is operated by Castlemaine Health and CHIRP, with support from Council.

Council services update

While we continue to deliver essential services, our Customer Service Centre is closed to the public. Contact us by phone, email or lodge a customer service request via our website.

Help is here

If you are feeling lonely or isolated, help is just a phone call away thanks to the Victorian Government’s Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative. Call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 and press option 3 to speak with a volunteer from the Australian Red Cross who can talk to you about your needs. They can also put you in touch with a local community connector who can organise extra social, emotional or practical support from a network of services and organisations in the community.

COVID-19 support service

For local assistance and information regarding COVID-19, access to a community connector, or referral to a local community organisation or service, call our COVID-19 support number on 1800 512 446 between 8.30am and 5.00pm (Monday to Friday), email us at covid19@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or visit www.connectmountalexander.com.au.

R U OK? Day

Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day and Council invites you to learn about initiatives designed to support positive mental health. Find resources to help better manage mental health at www.ruok.org.au.

If you or someone you know is struggling help is also available from:
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au, or
QLife 1800 184 527 www.qlife.org.au.

Red Cross seeks volunteers

The Australian Red Cross plays an important role
in supporting communities before, during and after emergencies. The Red Cross is seeking talented and skilled people to join its Emergency Services Team
in the areas of emergency management planning, incident management planning and community outreach. Applications are open until 14 September. For more information visit www.redcross.org.au/volunteer.

Extension of rates instalment

Council has extended the due date for the first 2020/2021 rates instalment to 14 October, due to unforeseen delays with the production of rates notices. For more information contact our Rates Team on 5471 1700.

Employment opportunities

Engineering Coordinator – full time, ongoing.
Closes at 9.00am on Monday 14 September.
For more information or to apply visit our website.

Council meetings

The next Council Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 15 September. It will be broadcast on YouTube.

The Council Column is published in The Midland Express each Tuesday.

Public notice - 8 September 2020

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