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7-day lockdown for Mitchell
Mitchell Shire has entered a snap 7-day lockdown until 11.59pm on Sunday 26 September. Most Council services have returned to remote service delivery for this time.
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Published Friday 19 June 2020
Tags:General, Libraries, Leisure, COVID-19

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.

Book for Kilmore Leisure Centre Gymnasium

Book for Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre Gymnasium

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.

Service Summary

Current restrictions

Mitchell Shire has entered a lockdown for 7 days, until 11.59pm on Sunday 26 September.

To help tackle the spread of COVID-19 in Mitchell Shire and in response to the lockdown, the way we are delivering services has changed and most Council services have returned to remote service delivery.

Refer to the table below for Council's service summary.

Animals

ServiceStatus
Animal pound and dangerous and wandering animalsStray animals will still be collected. Procedures in place for contactless pick up.
Animal registrationsNew registrations can be completed over the phone 03 5734 6200 or email mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au. Please phone 03 5734 6200 if you are experiencing financial hardship.
Cat trap hireNo cat traps will be hired out during this time.
Dog parksOpen

Building and planning services

ServiceStatus
Building and planningWallan service desk closed. Inspections and phone service still occurring. Online services available.

Business support

ServiceStatus
Business supportPlease 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

ServiceStatus
ImmunisationOpen with additional restrictions in place.
KindergartensNot open (school holidays)
Maternal and child healthFace-to-face for newborn to 8 weeks. Telehealth and short visits for others.
School crossingsNot operating (school holidays)
Youth servicesCentres closed. Online programming.

Community centres and halls

ServiceStatus
Broadford Living and Learning CentreClosed except for essential services
Greater Beveridge Community CentreClosed except for essential services
Wallan Multipurpose CentreClosed except for essential services
Essential supportEssential food relief (pick up and delivery only) and other essential services for vulnerable community members.
Hall and venue hireClosed

Customer and library services

ServiceStatus
Customer service centresFace to face closed, online and phone open
DHHS terminal (Kilmore)Available by appointment
LibrariesClosed. Contactless click and collect books and printing available
Libraries - Childrens programsClosed
Public computersClosed
PrintingClick and collect printing available
Sharps containersDrop offs and new container collections available by appointment
VicRoads and agency servicesClosed

Leisure services

ServiceStatus
Aqua group fitnessClosed
Group fitnessClosed
Indoor gymsClosed
Indoor poolsClosed
Learn to SwimClosed

Outdoor spaces

ServiceStatus
BBQsClosed
Outdoor basketball courts including half-courtsClosed
Outdoor fitness equipmentClosed
PlaygroundsOpen for children under 12, QR code check-in required, one parent or carer only and parent or carer must wear mask and cannot take mask off to eat or drink
Skate parksClosed
ToiletsOpen

Other sport

ServiceStatus
Community sport - IndoorClosed
Community sport - OutdoorClosed
Fitness and dance classesClosed
Outdoor sport facilitiesOpen
Personal trainingClosed

Public and environmental health

ServiceStatus
Public healthEssential inspections and permits continuing with some extra social distancing measures in place

Roads, parks and construction

ServiceStatus
Cleaning public placesExtra cleaning in place
ConstructionCapacity restrictions being introduced
Parks and open space maintenanceEssential maintenance continuing with extra precautions in place, concentrating on areas with outdoor spaces that remain open
Roads maintenanceEssential maintenance continuing with extra precautions in place
TreesSeasonal planting program continuing where restrictions can be met

Visitor Information Centre, Seymour

ServiceStatus
Visitor Information CentreClosed

Youth services

ServiceStatus
Youth servicesClosed

Waste services

ServiceStatus
Kerbside collectionsNo change. Continue to put your kerbside bin out as usual.
Resource recovery centresOpen for essential visits from Mitchell Shire residents without a kerbside collection only
Reuse ShopClosed

This page was last updated on 25 June 2020.