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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working around the clock with health services, the Commonwealth and international agencies to respond to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and to keep the Victorian community safe.

Council is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak to ensure that we are best prepared to respond to any suspected or confirmed cases within our community.

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness.

The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

What council programs/services/events have been affected?

Protecting the health and safety of our community is Council’s top priority. We are closely monitoring all health updates and are responding to important Federal and State Government directives to reduce social contact to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In keeping with this, we have made the decision to close some of our community venues and services.

Please download a list of current changes here.

Community Fact Sheet

A Community Fact Sheet has been developed to provide relevant updates for Glenelg Shire residents.

Download a copy of the Factsheet here.

Ten ways to reduce your risk

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Shaking hands is optional!

Community Newsletter

The Glenelg Shire have developed a weekly eNewsletter to keep the community informed during this ever changing time.

You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking 'Subscribe' in the top left corner.
You can view past issues by clicking 'Past Issues' also in the top left corner.

Click below to read our latest version.

CURRENT: 2 July 2020

Further information

For further information and updates on the coronavirus please visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) dedicated website.

Coronavirus - Dealing with Loss of Control

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