Wodonga Council
COVID-19

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Your safety is our priority.


Wodonga Council wants to assure its community that it is business as usual at this time for many of its operations during the onset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

The safety of our community and our staff are always our top priority. 

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.


LOCAL CASES AND EXPOSURE SITE MANAGEMENT

Please check the Department of Health website (coronavirus.vic.gov.au/case-alerts-public-exposure-sites) as any Tier 1 exposure sites will be listed there once contact tracing and risk assessments are completed.

It is good practice to also check the NSW list if you have travelled across the Border recently at health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

If there are no exposure sites in a place where known cases are, it is because contact tracing is still underway or sites have been considered low-risk exposure settings. The locations are listed by the department only when there is a higher risk people may have been exposed to COVID-19. Not all exposure sites are published online and not all sites visited by a COVID-positive person are considered high risk.

Please only come forward for testing if you have attended an exposure site during the time of exposure, or have cold or flu-like symptoms.  You do not need to present for testing if you were not at an exposure site during the time of exposure and have no symptoms.

Please note: If a COVID case is detected in Victoria, the Victorian Department of Health and AWH manage the COVID-19 contact tracing process and exposure sites. If a COVID case is detected in NSW, NSW Health and MLHD manage the COVID-19 contact tracing process and exposure sites.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Victorian Roadmap – Delivering the National Plan

The Victorian Government has announced Victoria’s new roadmap to deliver the National Plan.

The roadmap is based on expert modelling from the Burnet Institute and is set against COVID-19 thresholds including hospitalisation rates, and the vaccination targets already set out in the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response.

The COVID-19 thresholds detailed in the roadmap will be important measures to maintain as Victoria moves through the different stages in order to safeguard the health system.

For information on Victoria’s roadmap to deliver the National Plan:

Roadmap - Delivering the National Plan: How we work: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap-delivering-national-plan 

Indicative dates in the roadmap include:

  • September 26: 80 per cent of Victorians expected to have had at least one vaccination dose. This is Phase A of the National Plan.
  • October 26: 70 per cent of Victorians expected to have had both vaccination doses. This is Phase B of the National Plan and lockdown will end in Melbourne.
  • November 5: 80 per cent of Victorians expected to have had both vaccination doses. This is Phase C of the National Plan, and regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will come together under the same rules.
  • November 19: Once 80 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated, restrictions will align with Phase D of the National Plan.

For more information about how the roadmap applies in regional Victoria, see the summary of proposed restriction levels for regional Victoria https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210919%20-%20Roadmap-Regional.pdf 

A one-page summary of the roadmap is also available: · Victoria's roadmap https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210919%20-%20Roadmap_0.pdf 

Support packages
COVID-19 Disaster Payments

Eligible workers across the state who lose hours due to the lockdown will be eligible for support through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as will businesses that do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs because they are not registered for GST.

The COVID-19 Disaster Payment payments will be administered through Services Australia, with Victoria assuming responsibility to fund payments in areas that have not been declared a hotspot by the Commonwealth.

Business Costs Assistance Program

Around 18,000 businesses in regional Victoria will automatically receive payments of $5,600 ($2,800 per week) if they have previously received grants under the Business Costs Assistance Round Two or July Extension programs.

The payments will allow businesses to continue paying overheads and other costs while they are unable to operate.

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund

Automatic payments of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 per week will be made to more than 2,000 licensed hospitality premises in regional Victoria that have previously received grants under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or July Extension programs.

Payment amounts will be tiered according to a premises’ capacity: $5,000 for a capacity of up to 99 patrons, $10,000 for 100-499 patrons, or $20,000 for a capacity of 500 patrons or more.

More information about businesses support is available at business.vic.gov.au.

Learn more about the council's rates payment information at wodonga.vic.gov.au/About-Council/Rates/Payments 

Support Resources
Isolation and quarantine - financial and other support
Financial support

Financial support for coronavirus (COVID-19): coronavirus.vic.gov.au/financial-and-other-support-coronavirus-covid-19

Mental health support

Support for specific groups in the community

Social and wellbeing support for youth

Other relevant links

Victorian Government website

Find all the information and advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and what they're doing to assist during COVID-19.

Visit the DHHS page.

Your health and wellbeing

Staying physically active and mentally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic is important. 

See the tips and who to contact if you're feeling unwell.

Coronavirus Health Line

The national health line is 1800 020 080. Victoria's dedicated Coronavirus hotline is 1800 675 398. 

If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

Report a COVID-19 breach happening now on the Police Assistance Line 131 444.

Report a breach that has already occurred at https://onlinereporting.police.vic.gov.au

Kindness is catching


Showing a little kindness can go a long way.

Together with AlburyCity we've created the #KindnessIsCatching campaign asking all border residents to look out for your neighbours - particularly those who are most vulnerable - and show community spirit.

Get involved here