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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

Last updated: 3.40pm, 4 June 2021

Mitchell Shire is classified as Regional Victoria and has stepped out of the circuit breaker restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June. A number of Council services that were affected are being restored slowly. We have made the necessary changes in the summary below.

Animals

ServiceStatus
Animal pound and dangerous and wandering animalsStray animals will still be collected. Procedures in place for payments and to ensure social distance between residents and staff.
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.
Dog parkOpen

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
ImmunisationAll immunisation sessions will operate as normal. Please check our timetable for current details.
KindergartensOpen
Maternal and child healthOpen
School crossingsOperating
Youth servicesOpen

Community centres and halls

ServiceStatus
Greater Beveridge Community CentreOpen
Hall and venue hireOpen with density quotient of 1 person per 4 sq metre.

Customer and library services

ServiceStatus
Customer service centresOpen
LibrariesOpen. Face to face programs still closed and will be reviewed next week.
Public computersOpen
Printing and scanningOpen
Sharps containersOpen as normal
VicRoads and agency servicesOpen

Events

ServiceStatus
Council meetingsNext meeting 21 June. Open.
Citizenship ceremonyThe Citizenship ceremony schedule for 7 June was postponed. For questions regarding citizenship please contact the Department of Home Affairs 131 881. Council will contact recipients directly.

Leisure services

ServiceStatus
Indoor poolsOpen
Learn to SwimOperating
Indoor gymsOpen with 1 person per 4 square meters
Group fitnessOpen

Outdoor spaces

ServiceStatus
BBQsOpen
Open outdoor spacesOpen
Outdoor fitness equipmentOpen
PlaygroundsOpen
Skate parksOpen
Outdoor basketball courtsOpen

Other sport

ServiceStatus
Outdoor sport facilitiesOpen
Outdoor basketball ringsOpen
Personal trainingOpen
Fitness and dance classesOpen
Indoor community sportAble to restart in a limited capacity as new return to play plans are developed and reviewed.

Public and environmental health

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

Roads, parks and construction

ServiceStatus
Roads maintenanceContinuing with extra precautions in place
Parks and open space maintenanceContinuing with extra precautions in place
ConstructionContinuing with extra precautions in place
Cleaning public placesExtra cleaning in place

Visitor Information Centre, Seymour

ServiceStatus
Visitor Information CentreClosed. Will review next week after the long weekend.

Youth services

ServiceStatus
Youth servicesOpen

Waste services

ServiceStatus
Kerbside collectionsNo change. Continue to put your kerbside bin out as usual.
Resource recovery centresOpen

This page was last updated on 25 June 2020.