Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published on 06 July 2020

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Areas across Hume City Council have returned to stage three lockdown restrictions. 

The restrictions will apply until at least Wednesday, 29 July. Find out about affected Council services.

These areas include Broadmeadows, Jacana, Dallas, Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Mickleham, Donnybrook and Kalkallo.

If you live in these locations, there will only be four reasons to be out: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

You can find out more by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services Frequent Asked Questions on the restricted postcodes or phone the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

If you haven’t already, we urge you to do your part and get tested – even if you have mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all.

 See below for a list of local pop-up testing sites.

 

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Please check back for updates or follow Hume City Council on Facebook.

Testing Blitz suspended

The Department of Health and Human Services has notified us that Craigieburn and Kalkallo COVID-19 testing resources will be moving to Flemington and North Melbourne public housing estates.

We are unsure when the testing blitz will continue in Hume, but we will keep you informed on Facebook and on our website.

Learn more about other testing sites: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19

Keeping our communities safe - get tested!

The latest restrictions are a timely reminder for all of us that nobody in our community is immune from COVID-19.

It doesn’t matter where you live or what your background is – we’re all at risk from contracting coronavirus.

If you haven’t already, we urge you to do your part and get tested – even if you have mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all. 

Testing is free for everyone and there are a number of testing sites located in Hume City and surrounding suburbs open daily from 10am - 3pm, including: 

Drive-through sites:

  • Craigieburn Health Service: 274-304 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn (closed 7 July)
  • Broadmeadows Central Shopping Centre: Corner of Pascoe Vale Road and Coleraine Street, Broadmeadows
  • Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre: 75 Lakeside Drive, Roxburgh Park
  • Melbourne Airport: Terminal 4 Level 2, Melbourne Airport

Walk-in sites:

  • Meadow Heights Community Centre: 15/29 Buchan St Meadow Heights

You can also find a COVID-19 testing site near you.

For the latest information visit vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Council services and facilities closures

In line with the Victorian Government's reintroduction of stage three restrictions in Broadmeadows, Jacana, Dallas, Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Mickleham, Donnybrook and Kalkallo, the following Council services will close to the public from 11.59pm Wednesday 1 July 2020.

  • Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre
  • SPLASH Aqua Park and Leisure Centre
  • Craigieburn Sports Stadium
  • Hume Libraries in Craigieburn and Broadmeadows – Hume Libraries Express service will remain active
  • Hume Global Learning Centres in Craigieburn (including Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery) and Broadmeadows.
  • Youth Centres remain closed
  • Seniors Centres remain closed
  • Community centres (Broadmeadows Community Hub, Roxburgh Park Homestead, Aitken Hill Community Centre, Newbury Child & Community Centre – excluding early years at Aitken and Newbury)
  • Customer service counter at Broadmeadows and Craigieburn - telephone call centres remain fully operational.
  • StartNorth in Broadmeadows
  • Outdoor sports facilities, playgrounds, BBQs and picnic areas in the restricted postcodes.

Limited services continue to operate

The following limited services will continue to operate in the affected suburbs:

  • Maternal and Child Health Centres will continue to offer face-to-face centre consultations for all 0-8 week-old Key Age and Stage visits, and will continue with telephone consultations for 4 month – 3.5 year-old visits, with an option for 15 minute face-to-face assessment based on clinical need. Babies in Hume and breastfeeding support services will continue to be provided by both face-to-face and via telehealth.
  • The Immunisation Services team will continue to offer appointment-based services.
  • The Aged and Disability Services team will continue to deliver essential home support services and property maintenance. Seniors Centres will remain closed, community transport will remain suspended, social support groups will also remain suspended.
  • The Customer Service team will be available by phone or email. You can also report issues online. We have partnered with Priceline Pharmacy Craigieburn and Olsen Place Pharmacy again for the current closure to offer syringe containers. Please store full syringe containers in a safe place at home. These can be disposed of when Customer Service Centres reopen. 
  • Kerbside collection and hard rubbish will continue to operate in the affected suburbs.
  • Long day care will also continue to be offered for families in the affected suburbs.
  • Hume Libraries will continue to offer the Hume Libraries Express program.

Business support in lock down

Businesses that are operating within a postcode affected by the return to Stage three restrictions are eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to help them get through to the other side of the suburb lock downs.

 This program closes on 31 July 2020.

 Businesses can register their interest with Business Victoria from today.

 Applications will be up and running within the next few days.

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