It’s important to stay healthy and safe during COVID-19.
To help and connect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic we have created a dedicated COVID-19 support number and email. For information or a referral to a local community organisation or service, call Council on 1800 512 446 between 8.30am and 5.00pm (Monday to Friday) or email us at email@example.com.
If you suspect you have coronavirus (Symptoms include: a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or tiredness) or need advice you should contact:
The Australian Government Department of Health website has information on coronavirus (COVID-19) including, symptoms, seeking medical attention and self-isolation: www.health.gov.au
Local GP clinics within Mount Alexander Shire are also testing registered patients via appointment:
If you aren’t registered with a local GP clinic, your nearest COVID-19 GP Respiratory Clinic is:
To view the locations of testing stations in Victoria visit DHHS - Where to get tested in Victoria
There are many ways to stay connected with family and friends during COVID-19 restrictions including telephone and video calls and social media. Local groups and organisations have set up Facebook pages as a way to keep connected and offer help. The Victorian Stage Government and our local community are also running initiatives to keep people connected and engaged.
Victoria Together shares some of the best music, entertainment, nature and art our state has to offer. Because even though we're at home - we're together. Visit www.together.vic.gov.au
The Access and Support Service provides short term support for frail, older people, people with a disability, and their carers, who:
A people centred, community based organisation committed to eliminating barriers to participation, inclusion and acceptance for people with disabilities in their local community. Call 5472 1599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.windarring.org.au
For information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters who need help because of COVID-19. Call 1800 643 787 (Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9am-7pm).
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can call the National Relay Service on 133 677.
If you require support in another language, you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) free of charge by calling the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 and asking for an interpreter, or calling TIS on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Information Helpline.
If you are not registered with My Aged Care and are aged 65 years or over, registration can be set up quickly for up to six (6) weeks without the need for an assessment. Call 1800 200 422 (Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm)
Free Nationwide Support - 24 hour help call 1800 699 799 or visit Dementia Support Australia
If you are worried about someone who is experiencing family violence – check in with them. They can leave home to escape harm. Family violence services are still operating.
You are allowed to leave home if you are escaping harm or are at risk of harm from family violence or abuse.
For confidential support, referral and assistance you should contact:
Daisy is a free app developed by 1800 RESPECT that provides information and support services in your local area. Download the Daisy App