Council services change due to virus
Published on 23 March 2020
THE Corangamite Shire Civic Centre in Camperdown is closed to face-to-face customers, to prevent the risk of transferring the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Residents can still do their business by calling customer service on 5593 7100. Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or going to www.corangamite.vic.gov.au of Council’s Facebook page.
The Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre closed for face-to-face customers, last week but services are still being provided by phone on 1300 137 255, email email@example.com and online at www.visit12apostles.com.au and the Visit 12 Apostles and Volcanic Lakes and Plains Facebook pages.
The Camperdown and Timboon stadiums are closed from 12 pm today (Monday 23 March) until further notice.
All of the Corangamite Regional Library Corporation libraries will be closed from
5 pm today (Monday 23 March).
The Killara Centre and Theatre Royal will not be holding any events until government restrictions on non-essential gatherings are lifted.
All Shire-run kindergartens and childcare facilities will operate as usual—except after-school care because of the school holidays being brought forward to tomorrow—unless the government advises otherwise.
There are some changes to Maternal and Child Health services. Call 1800 552 902 for more information.
Waste recycling and FOGO collections will continue as normal.
The Naroghid landfill and all transfer stations are still open, but customers are asked to use cards rather than cash, and to maintain the recommended 1.5-metre social distancing.
Suppliers are asked to send their invoices electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mason said the changes were based on advice from the Federal Government and State Department of Health and Human Services.
“Everybody has a role to play in slowing the spread of this pandemic,” Mr Mason said.
“The coronavirus is spread by face-to-face contact with an infected person, or from surfaces they have touched.
“By reducing certain points of contact, we’re working to protect the health of the public and our staff.
“The best ways to slow the spread of the virus are to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your cough and sneeze, and staying more than 1.5 metres away from other people.”
Mr Mason encouraged residents to keep an eye on council’s website and social media for further updates.
“The situation is changing rapidly, and we are following the expert advice from DHHS and the Federal Department of Health.”
If you think you may have the coronavirus disease call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus More information can be found at www.health.gov.au
If you are feeling distressed by the current situation, you can ring Headspace on 1300 276 749 or Lifeline on 13 11 14, or go to www.beyondblue.org.au