Impact of latest COVID-19 restrictions on Council services

Published on 26 May 2020

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Please note that the information contained in this article was correct at the time of publication, but may become outdated as restrictions change.

For the most up-to-date list of what's open, what's closed and what's cancelled, view a comprehensive list of Council services, events and facilities here.

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The latest easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the Victorian Government means increased community access – subject to stringent conditions - to a number of Nillumbik Shire Council facilities and services, in the coming days and weeks.

Starting today, Council playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gymnasiums will reopen.

Remember, however, that the mandated physical distancing requirements remain in place.

We ask those who use these facilities to follow the recommended health and safety measures – including use of hand sanitiser - in the interest of their own families’ health and safety, as well as that of others.

Any outdoor gymnasium equipment should be cleaned before and after use.

Training for various community sporting activities is currently allowed, but must be outside, non-contact and non-competitive, in groups up to 10. From 11.59pm Sunday 31 May, this number will increase to 20.

Council is exploring the best ways in which other facilities may best be opened under the current restrictions.

Further information will be available in coming days. Nillumbik Shire Council’s priority remains the health and safety of the broader community and our staff.

Our community must be commended for its collective effort in helping to fight the spread of this pandemic.

These efforts appear to be paying off, but it is important to remember – as the experts and authorities keep reminding us - that the spread of this virus has been limited by limiting movement and physical interaction.

The situation continues to evolve and we will keep you updated on the latest developments.

Further information on the easing of restrictions and those that remain in place can be found at the Department of Health and Human Services website.