COVID service updates 19 June 2020
Here's the latest news our COVID-19 impacted service changes.
Maternal and Child Health is back to full face-to-face service delivery. While we were able to provide most services online, it is good to be back in person.
Seymour Resource Recovery Centre is re-opening on Saturday (20 June) after some COVID safety works to better separate the centre from the landfill which also collects all of Council’s kerbside waste.
Libraries will allow browsing of books again from Monday 22 June. Safety is paramount so there will be rules in place including providing contact details upon entering and limited capacity in the centres. For now, our computers, Wi-Fi and seated areas remain closed but we plan to safely bring these back in coming weeks.
Our Customer Service Centres re-opened last Monday for face to face services. We’ve also had a lot of interest in when Learners’ Permits will restart at Kilmore. VicRoads has advised that they are working through previously booked learner permit tests and they expect to open for new appointments in a few weeks.
Lap swimming, aqua classes and water therapy have returned to our Seymour and Kilmore leisure services. Book now as classes and lanes are filling fast. Great news with the change rooms able to re-open next week too, which will make it much easier for pool users to beat the winter chills. Time and number limits still apply in the pools and change rooms, you can find out more here
Gymnasiums at Kilmore Leisure Centre and Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre's will reopen, post COVID-19 closure, on Monday 22 June at 6am. Bookings are essential to support limited capacity and increased cleaning.
We were planning to re-introduce indoor group classes on Monday 29 June. The recent changes to COVID restrictions means we are reviewing our timetable and will be at a reduced capacity initially. An update on indoor classes will be provided soon.
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Other COVID Information and Support
Please visit the COVID section of our website for a range of other COVID information and support including Council services and information, business support, news and updates, ways to prevent your risk of Coronavirus, information from the State and Federal government and how to access community and health services.
Information about Council service changes is below.
Last updated: 11 November at 3.30pm
You can also view the latest information from the Victorian Government about restrictions which includes Frequently Asked Questions for common activities.
|Animal pound and dangerous and wandering animals||Stray animals will still be collected. Procedures in place for payments and to ensure social distance between residents and staff.|
|Animal registrations||New registrations can be completed over the phone 03 5734 6200 or email email@example.com. Please phone 03 5734 6200 if you are experiencing financial hardship.|
Building and planning services
|Building and planning||Wallan service desk closed. Inspections and phone service still occurring. Online services available.|
|Business support||Please visit the business section of our website for details about what assistance and support is available for businesses in Mitchell Shire including our free business specialist advice service.|
Children and families
|Immunisation||All immunisation is operating with some temporary location changes to enable extra social distancing measures. Please check our timetable for current details.|
|Maternal and child health||Open|
|School crossings||Operating in line with school term.|
|Youth services||Opening 16 November (bookings essential, numbers limited)|
Community centres and halls
|Greater Beveridge Community Centre||Immunisation, Maternal and Child Health and Kindergarten open. Other services opening in line with government restrictions.|
|Hall and venue hire||Opening in line with government restrictions.|
Customer and library services
|Customer service centres||Open. Phone contact also available on 5734 6200 or online including payments and lodging enquiries via our Report It tool: www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/reportit.|
|Libraries||Open for browsing and borrowing. Click and collect and contactless printing also available. Please visit the Customer and Library Service Centre section of our website for details. Programmed activities (eg. stortyime) online. Greater Beveridge Micro Library closed.|
|Public computers||Open. Bookings essential and limited to one hour per person per day.|
|Printing and scanning||Open.|
|Sharps containers||Collection of new containers and drop off available at customer service centres.|
|VicRoads and agency services||Open|
|Council meetings||Online meetings. View live on our website. Visit the meeting page of our website for details and agendas.|
|Citizenship ceremony||For questions regarding citizenship please contact the Department of Home Affairs 131 881.|
|Indoor pools and group fitness||Open. Limited numbers.|
|Learn to Swim||Expressions of interest now open. Starting soon.|
|Gyms and group fitness||Open. Limited numbers.|
|Stadiums||Open for some non-contact sport and fitness activities for 18 and under.|
|Open outdoor spaces||Open|
|Outdoor fitness equipment||Open|
|Outdoor basketball courts||Open|
|Outdoor physical recreation||Classes and training can resume for up to 10 people or a household - plus the trainer. Keep 1.5 metres apart, clean equipment between users and minimise sharing of equipment.|
|Community sport||Outdoor non-contact sport can resume for adults. Outdoor sport, including contact sport, can resume for people who are 18 years and younger. Spectators only allowed for supervising children or supporting players with additional needs. Indoor non-contact sport can resume for those aged 18 years and under where a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained for a maximum of 20 people. Spectators are limited to one parent, guardian or carer only, where child requires supervision. No adult indoor community sport is permitted.|
|Outdoor sport facilities||Classes and training can resume for up to ten people or a household - plus the trainer|
|Outdoor basketball rings||Open|
|Personal training||Outdoor only, up to 10 people plus trainer. Permit required. Contact Local Laws.|
|Fitness and dance classes||Outdoor permit required. Up to 10 people plus instructor. Some indoor classes from under 18 can restart.|
Public and environmental health
|Public health||Inspections and permits continuing with some extra social distancing measures in place|
Roads, parks and capital works
|Roads maintenance||Continuing with extra precautions in place|
|Parks and open space maintenance||Continuing with extra precautions in place|
|Capital works||Continuing with extra precautions in place|
|Cleaning public places||Extra cleaning in place|
Visitor Information Centre, Seymour
|Visitor Information Centre||Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 3pm|
|Youth services||Open from 16 November. Bookings essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Numbers capped. Please visit Youth Services page for details.|
|Kerbside collections||No change. Continue to put your kerbside bin out as usual.|
|Resource recovery centres||Open|
This page was last updated on 25 June 2020.