Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published on 09 June 2021

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From 11.59pm on Thursday 10 June, suburbs in Melbourne (including all of Hume City) will take some first safe steps to move out of the circuit breaker restrictions implemented to tackle the latest outbreak of COVID-19. 

This means:  

  • You can leave home for any reason (the five reasons to leave home will no longer apply).  
  • Travel limits will be extended to 25km, however you still cannot travel into Regional Victoria.
  • No visitors will be allowed to your home, but up to 10 people can meet outside.
  • Schools will resume for face-to-face learning, and
  • Workers should continue to work from home if you can, however offices can see up to 25% of staff return if those staff cannot work from home. 
Changes to Council's services and facilities: 

Services reopening Friday 11 June (subject to density limits of 1 person per 4sqm and individual capacity limits)

Reopening Friday 11 June: 

  • Tips and Resource Recovery Centres
  • Outdoor sports and recreation facilities
  • Community sport (for training only)
  • StartNorth (25 percent capacity)
  • Community centres and libraries (venue capacity 50 people, 10 people within a space)
  • Lynda Blundell, Gladstone Park and Sunbury Senior Citizen Centres and Social Support Groups (venue capacity 50 people, 10 people within a space)
  • Galleries (excluding Town Hall Broadmeadows gallery)

Reopening Tuesday 15 June:

  • Customer Service Centres
  • Community Transport services
  • Bookmark 3047 Cafe.

Remaining closed/offering online services 

  • Leisure Centres (online content will continue to be available)
  • Council Meetings will continue to be held virtually
  • Youth Centres (online services will continue)

 

You can still contact us on 9205 2200 or by emailing contactus@hume.vic.gov.au.

Visit the Victorian Government's coronavirus website for more information.

Follow Hume City Council on Facebook for updates.

You can also contact the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Face masks

Face masks still need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.

Make sure you're wearing your mask correctly by following the World Health Organisation's tips:

  • Wash your hands before touching the mask
  • Adjust the mask to your face without leaving gaps on the sides - it should cover your nose, mouth and chin
  • Avoid touching the mask
  • Wash your hands before removing the mask
  • Remove the mask using the straps
  • Store the mask in a clean plastic resealable bag
  • Wash your hands after removing the mask
  • Wash your reusable mask in hot soapy water after each use
  • Put disposable masks in your garbage bin - they are not recyclable.

 

Tips to wear fabric masks safely

How to wear a medical mask safely

Exposure sites

View the Victorian Government's up-to-date list of exposure sites for more information. 

Exposure sites

Getting tested

Victoria is stepping up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing to help find and isolate cases quickly. 

If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. Symptoms include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • loss or change in sense of smell or taste.
If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, you should get tested and stay at home until you get your result.
There are a number of testing locations in Hume City. 
 

Getting vaccinated

If you are are over 40 years old, have a pre-existing medical condition or work in specific settings, you may be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Find out who can get vaccinated

DPV Health have opened a vaccination hub at Town Hall Broadmeadows, 10 Dimboola Road. 
It is open 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday. 
Walk-ins are accepted, or you can book by calling 1300 378 829

Food relief

We have a number of local agencies that can provide food parcels or grocery vouchers for people who are experiencing hardship.

View our list of food relief agencies

If you are self-isolating and require emergency food relief, please contact the Victorian Government's coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment

The Victorian Government is providing a $450 COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment to support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate while you wait for the results of your COVID-19 test.

Find out how you can apply for the $450 COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment.

Information in other languages

The Department of Health and Human Services has translated information including factsheets and promotional materials. You can access it by visiting the Translated Resources Coronavirus page on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

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