COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Stage 3 restrictions: A State of Disaster has been declared for Victoria. Stage Three restrictions are now in place in Regional Victoria - including Central Goldfields Shire. 

This means you must stay home and there are only four reasons to be out:

- Shopping for food and supplies ✅
- Exercise ✅
- Care and Caregiving ✅
- Work and education – if you can’t do it from home ✅

For the latest information on changes to restrictions visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Be vigilant: Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, keeping at least 1.5 metres from  others and staying home if you feel unwell. 

Face masks: Wearing a mask or face covering is now mandatory in Victoria when leaving your home. A $200 penalty will apply.

Get tested: If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get tested. Symptoms include:

  • Cough or sore throat
  • Fever, chills or sweats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste.

You can make an appointment to get tested at Maryborough District Health Service by calling the Fever Clinic on 5461 0362. For more information around testing, including testing locations, click HERE.

Remember - you must stay home and isolate whilst you await your test results. 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required  to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. Workers include those that are permanent, casual,  part-time, fixed term, and self-employed. Details HERE

Emergency Relief: If you are self-isolating or in quarantine and need food or support click HERE.

More information: For the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus and restrictions visit the Department Health and Human Services website HERE.

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