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COVID-19 statement by Mayor Bernadene Voss - 23 March

Published 23 March 2020

Port Phillip Council is implementing further precautions and service reviews following new COVID-19 measures announced by the Victorian and Australian Governments on the weekend.

From today, all ASSIST counters will be closed. You can still contact Council by submitting an Online Services request or calling 03 9209 6777.

We will be contacting event organisers to let them know that all permitted events will be cancelled until further notice.

The High Country and Gippsland Comeback – Fitzroy Street initiative will be closed for the next fortnight at this point.

Still open or operating:

Childcare centres – when we hear more from the Victorian Government we can provide further information about this important service
Community bus
In-home care, meals service and support for people experiencing homelessness
Waste collection services
Public health services
Parks and beaches remain open to the public, however these areas will be patrolled and we encourage people to practice social distancing.
South Melbourne Market.
As you know, events are changing very rapidly as efforts continue to 'flatten the curve' of the spread of COVID-19.

The safety of our community, visitors and staff is paramount and we urge everyone to 'play their part' in line with the requirements of the Victorian Government.

Our Council will continue to provide COVID-19 updates. Please stay safe as we pull together as a community during this challenging time.