Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published on 07 July 2020

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The Victorian Government has announced that Hume City and the rest of metropolitan Melbourne will return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions from 11.59pm, Wednesday, 8 July 2020.  

There will only be four reasons for residents to be out, including:

  • Shopping for food and supplies
  • Medical care and care-giving
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Study and work – if you can’t do it from home

Some businesses will be required to close, and cafes and restaurants will return to take-away and delivery only.

Restrictions will be in place for six weeks.

You can find out more by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services website or phone the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

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

Testing blitz suspended in Craigieburn and Kalkallo

The Department of Health and Human Services has notified us that Craigieburn and Kalkallo testing resources have moved 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 this page on our website.

You can find other testing sites by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services website. 

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 (and are located in a testing priority suburb). 

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:

  • 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

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

Affected facilities and venues

In line with the Victorian Government's reintroduction of stage three restrictions in Hume City and metropolitan Melbourne, Council is preparing to close the following services to the public from 11.59pm, Wednesday 8 July 2020:

  • Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre
  • Sunbury library – Hume Libraries Express service will remain active
  • Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury
  • Community centres
  • Community gardens
  • Customer service counter at Sunbury - telephone call centres remain fully operational
  • Boardman Stadium
  • Greenvale Recreation Centre.

These facilities join the following facilities that were temporarily closed last week in response to the postcode lockdown:

  • Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre
  • SPLASH Aqua Park and Leisure Centre
  • Craigieburn Sports Stadium
  • Hume Libraries in Craigieburn and Broadmeadows
  • 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 counters at Broadmeadows and Craigieburn - telephone call centres remain fully operational.

Changes to Council services

Council services will continue to operate as normal where permitted. Changes to services are listed below. See closed Council facilities above:

  • 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, Chemist Warehouse Sunbury 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 affected by the return to stage three restrictions are eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to help them get through the lock down period.

This program closes on 31 July 2020.

Businesses can register their interest with Business Victoria.

You can also visit the Business support and advice page on our website for further updates.

Where to find help

Hume City Council has provided grants of up to $25,000 to 14 agencies who are providing assistance to our community members. This assistance includes meals/food packages, food vouchers, toiletries and phonecards.

If you need help, please contact one of these agencies:

Organisation

Food (meals,
packages or
parcels

Food
vouchers 
Toiletries  Phonecards/
vouchers
Location Contact
details
Anglicare
Victoria
 yes  yes yes yes  Craigieburn      anglicarevic.org.au
ph: 0408 129 590
Banksia Gardens
Community Services 
 yes yes yes yes Broadmeadows banksiagardens.org.au
ph: 9309 8531  
Brotherhood of
St Laurence
 yes        

 Please contact via email:
GWP.IntakeGeneral@bsl.org.au

CareWorks
SunRanges Inc
yes yes yes    Sunbury www.careworks.com.au
ph: 9740 5061 
Dallas
Neighbourhood
House
 yes        Broadmeadows dallasnh.org.au
9302 2131
Thursdays only, by appointment
 DPV Health  yes yes
 yes   dpvhealth.org.au
ph: 1300 234 263
Khalsa Darbar yes   yes   Mickleham  Facebook
Northpoint Centre
Food Pantry 
 yes   yes   Craigieburn northpointcentre.org.au
ph: 9308 1477  
Sri Guru
Singh Sabha 
 yes   yes    Craigieburn  sgss.org.au
secretary@sgss.org.au 
St Dominic's  yes yes yes yes Broadmeadows  sdbroadmeadows.catholic.edu.au
ph: 9309 4146
St Vincent De Paul
Society 
  yes  yes   Sunbury   vinnies.org.au
ph: 1800 305 330
The Salvation Army yes   yes    Craigieburn salvationarmy.org.au
ph: 8339 4987 
Tullamarine
Community House

 yes        Tullamarine  tullamarinehouse.org
ph: 9338 9072
Uniting Care yes  yes yes yes Broadmeadows unitingvictas.org.au
ph: 9351 3600 

 

 

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