Coronavirus updates, latest news and information
Welcome to a COVID-safe summer!
The Shire’s main priority is to keep our community safe this Summer.
Some additional restrictions came into effect from 5pm Thursday 31 December 2020. This includes:
- Face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces
- The maximum number of visitors to your home has been reduced to 15 (not including people who already live the house or infants under 12 months)
- For information on COVIDSafe Summer restrictions visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au
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
Planning to travel or have travelled interstate recently?
Information and updates are changing frequently, you can find the latest information on the DHHS Coronavirus website.
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
- Peninsula Health – Somers: 9am – 4pm
- Peninsula Health – Mornington Park Pavilion: 9am – 4pm
Latest updates and information on the Peninsula Health website.
Other testing facilities:
Stay Safe this Summer.
Before heading out to one of our Peninsula's beautiful beaches, national parks or camping grounds this summer, let’s stay prepared and safe by planning ahead first. Being ready for increased visitor numbers, long waits at busy locations and knowing how to keep safe when swimming, boating and hiking, helps us all keep enjoying the great outdoors together.
Love our beaches and parks and take your rubbish home with you if the bins are full. Think ahead and avoid single use plastics – reusables rock!
Remember to keep a fitted face mask with you at all times and at the first sign of any symptoms, get tested then stay home. Learn more about how to stay safe.
Caught in traffic? We’ve all been there. The Peninsula gets packed. Remember to slow down, relax – you’re on Peninsula time!
View: Community Email Bulletin - 22 December 2020
Coronavirus and your physical health
- Stay alert and continue to:
- Make sure you wear a face mask/face covering when outside your home
- Keep 1.5 metres away from anyone you don't live with
- Wash your hands - and cough and sneeze into your elbow
- Stay home when unwell - if you have symptoms, get tested.
Coronavirus 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
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