City responds to snap lockdown

Thursday, 15 July 2021

The City will temporarily close a number of its public facilities, due to the COVID-19 restrictions that come into effect across Victoria tomorrow.

All indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities, recreation and leisure facilities, customer service centres, Belmont Market, The Carousel, The Potato Shed, National Wool Museum, The fOrT, public halls and community hubs will be closed for the duration of the five-day Victorian Government-imposed lockdown.

In accordance with the Government’s directions, our childcare centres will remain open to assist parents to work at home or in essential services outside the home.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the Victorian Government’s list of public exposure sites at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

Please get tested if directed or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Testing sites are listed at www.barwonhealth.org.au/coronavirus/where-to-get-tested

COVID-19 vaccinations at the Norlane community hub can be booked at www.barwonhealth.org.au/coronavirus/booking-a-vaccination

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher urged residents to keep safe and to get tested if they have been to any exposure sites during the relevant period.

“It is very tough to be placed in lockdown again, and once again we are feeling for the businesses and workers impacted, along with everyone who’ll be in isolation over the coming days,” Mayor Asher said.

“Greater Geelong is in a more precarious position this time given the local exposure sites, so it is especially important for everyone to be vigilant and don’t delay getting tested if you’ve been at an exposure site or you’re experiencing symptoms.

“Hopefully with another dedicated combined effort this latest outbreak will be contained quickly and the restrictions lifted.”

Information about support available and how the City is responding to the evolving situation can be viewed at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/covid19

The City’s customer service team can still be contacted during business hours by calling 03 5272 5272 or emailing [email protected]

 





Page last updated: Thursday, 15 July 2021

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