Coronavirus updates, latest news and information

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  • Face masks are required when on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, in sensitive settings such as aged care facilities.
  • Victorians will still need to carry a mask with them at all times 
  • Washing our hands and keeping our distance important to stay COVID Safe.

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

View: Community Email Bulletin - 18 February 2021

Coronavirus 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
  • Peninsula Health – Somers: 9am – 4pm
  • Peninsula Health – Mornington Park Pavilion: 9am – 4pm

Latest updates and information on the Peninsula Health website.

Other testing facilities:

 

Coronavirus and your physical health

 

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