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Latest COVID-19 information

Latest COVID-19 information

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Changes to council services

Customer service

Our Customer Service Centre and planning and building counter at the Civic Centre in Ferres Boulevard, South Morang will be closing at 5pm Thursday 13 January until Monday 31 January. 

During this time, you will still be able to contact us via phone on 9217 2170 or email at info@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Please note our sharps drop-off service will continue.

Maternal and Child Health

Our Maternal and Child Health staff have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and as a result we may need to cancel or reschedule appointments at short notice. We ask for your patience as we work to keep our families and nurses safe. Priority is being given to babies under 12 months of age and 3.5 year old appointments. Our staff will be in touch however if you have any urgent concerns you can contact the Maternal and Child Health 24-hour line on 13 22 29.

Home Support for older residents

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on our staff we are currently unable to provide some services, to allow us to ensure the provision of essential services. During this time we may also need to reschedule some client services. We apologise for any inconvenience, however the health and safety of our clients and staff is our priority. Our staff will be in touch with you if your services are impacted. You can contact us on 9407 5940 if you have any enquiries.

Masks

Masks are required indoors (except in the home) for people aged eight and over. Masks are also required indoors (and outdoors when moving around) at major events with more than 30,000 people. You won't have to wear them when sitting down outdoors.

Read the Premier's media release

Vaccination

The Federal Government has announced that from 4 January 2022, the interval between second and third (booster) dose vaccination will be reduced to four months and then from 31 January 2022, reduced to three months.

Check where you can get vaccinated

  • Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.
    • Bookings available for first, second and third doses
    • Children aged 5 to 11 (in the Civic Centre building)
    • Book online or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8am and 8pm.

You can also find pharmacy, health clinic and GP vaccination locations near you via this link.

Testing

You can now test for coronavirus with a rapid antigen test (RAT) which you can do at home or a standard PCR test.

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you are required to report your result to the Department of Health online or call 1800 675 398. You and your household must then isolate for seven days.

If you test positive, follow the checklist for cases.

Where can I get a PCR test?

Find testing sites and estimated wait times online.

Bundoora

  • LaTrobe University - Bundoora Campus, Carpark 7A from 7am to 7pm 7 days

Epping

  • Melbourne Pathology (asymptomatic only), 230 Cooper Street, from 9am to 3:30pm weekdays and Saturday 8:30 to 11am
  • Northern Hospital at 187 Cooper Street, Epping from 7am to 5pm 7 days

Mernda

  • Mernda Station in Schotters Rd, Mernda from 8am to 5.30pm 

Mill Park

  • RMIT Bundoora East Campus car park, 264 Plenty Rd, Mill Park from 9am to 4pm 7 days

Thomastown

  • First People's Health and Wellbeing, 317-319 High St, Thomastown from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm Friday.

 Find more Coronavirus information