COVID-19 updates, latest news and information

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From 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, the five reasons to leave home no longer apply in metro Melbourne, including the Mornington Peninsula, and the existing 10km limit is increased to 25km.

For a detailed overview of the changes, see the current Table of Restrictions.

Travel limit of 25km from place of primary residence. Travel limit does not apply:

  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 25kms from home
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • for work and education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

You cannot travel to regional Victoria, except for:

  • work or education
  • necessary goods and services (if they cannot be accessed within 25km of home)
  • care and compassionate reasons
  • to receive COVID-19 vaccination at the nearest vaccination centre to home

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors at all times, except if at home, or if an exception applies

Please maintain COVIDSafe behaviours to keep our community safe and most importantly, if you are unwell, get tested as soon as possible and stay isolated until you receive a negative result.

Further information: coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live

Regularly check the exposure sites listing

Please check the listing and if you have visited any of the exposure sites during the dates and times indicated, you must follow the health advice listed about getting tested and quarantining. Anyone who is concerned can call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 (24 hours). The listing is being regularly updated. Listing of Exposure sites.

Latest community bulletin: 11th June - Coronavirus update: Easing of restrictions - changes to Shire services

Changes to Shire services and operations

Continuing as normal

  • Rubbish, recycling and green waste bins collection
  • Maternal and child health and immunisation appointments
  • Meals on Wheels (delivered to the home only)
  • Personal care
  • Family day care and kindergartens
  • Animal shelter (appointments preferred)
  • First time parent groups and Sleep and settling groups.

Open from Friday 11 June (25km radius, density and gathering limits apply)

  • Resource Recovery Centres and hoppers
  • Mornington Community House
  • Mount Martha Community House (opens Tuesday 15June)
  • Community halls (indoor exercise not permitted)
  • The Briars, including the Wildlife Sanctuary and The Nursery (the visitor centre remainsclosed for now)
  • Our Libraries (Computers require bookings, Storytime continues on Zoom, home delivery continues for those who can't access our libraries)
  • Skate parks and play grounds
  • Mount Martha Public Golf Course (wild weather has resulted in fallen tree branches. Check the website before you visit to ensure the golf course is able to open)
  • Sporting fields (training only)
  • Youth services (drop-in and programs resume).

Closed to the public

  • Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
  • Recreation centres and pools.

Modified services

  • Customer service (phone and online only)
  • Domestic assistance and home maintenance (modified services returning)
  • Community transport(temporarily suspended)
  • Supported playgroups (modified with slow return to face-to-face sessions)
  • Assessments for in-home services areconducted by phone
  • Visitor Information Centre (phone and email only).

COVID-19 Vaccinations

You can help stop the pandemic by getting a COVID- 19 vaccine when it is available to you.

COVID-19 vaccinations are run by State and Federal Governments and may also be provided by your GP.

Peninsula Health is providing the COVID-19 vaccines at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals by appointment. For more information, visit the Peninsula Health website.

Vaccinations are also available at vaccination centres and at some GP clinics. Visit the DHHS Vaccination Centres page or the Commonwealth GP-led Vaccination Clinics page.

More information:

Why should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?
Getting Vaccinated
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker
Translated information about COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 testing on the Peninsula

Who should get tested?

Anyone with symptoms, or those that have visited any of the exposure sites during the dates and times indicated should get tested as soon as possible.

Symptoms can include: fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

While you are waiting for your test results, you must isolate and stay at home. The Department of Health and Human Services is providing a one-off $1500 payment designed to financially support Victorian workers who are self-isolating or quarantining at home because they are waiting for test results, have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case.
Learn more about the worker support payment

For further advice call the 24-hour Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your general practitioner or use the State Government's online self-assessment tool

Learn more about Coronavirus testing.

Testing sites on the Peninsula

Testing is free if done through a public health facility or GP offering bulk billing.

  • Peninsula Health - Frankston Hospital: Yuille Street - Drive through & Walk in – 8:30am - 6pm
  • Peninsula Health - Rosebud Hospital: 9am – 4pm

Latest updates and information on the Peninsula Health website.

Other testing facilities:

 

COVID-19 and your physical health

 

COVID-19 and your mental health

It's important to maintain good mental health.

Look after yourself and your loved ones who are struggling. 

The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service has been developed by Beyond Blue to address the growing mental health impact of the pandemic, including fear about the virus, financial stress, family stress, anxiety and loneliness.

The service offers easy access to a broad range of practical supports from online wellbeing tips, self-help tools to phone counselling from trained mental health professionals and peer to peer support.

If you need to talk to someone about how you are doing, you can call Beyond Blue to speak to a trained counsellor on 1800 512 348.

Headspace has also put out a mental health guide for young people.

Further information and resources:

Further information and resources