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Council service changes - Covid-19

Information last updated: Friday 16 July 2021 

Moreland City Council services are affected by Covid-19 restriction changes.  On this page is a complete list of our services and their opening status.

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  • The health and safety of our residents and staff is foremost in our service delivery during COVID 19. As such, we have made changes to the way we deliver some of our services and have also had to cancel some services.  Essential support services continue to be provided with additional health and hygiene practices and measures put in place.    

    Home Support services, Personal Support, Respite Support, Delivered Meals and Community Transport will continue, with some adjustments to services.   

    Planned Activity Groups/Social Support Groups 

    Groups are cancelled until further notice, however we are working with residents to provide alternative social connection opportunities and activities that can be done at home.    

    Senior Citizen groups  

    Cancelled until further notice. We are working with groups on options for staying connected while staying at home.    

    Delivered meals program 
    Additional Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funding has been provided to provide additional meals to the community during COVID-19.    

    If you have any questions or concerns about your service, or find out if you or someone you know are eligible for a service, phone 9240 2302.   

     

  • Our breastfeeding support at Coburg and Merlynston will continue but restricted number of clients will be allowed and only mum and baby to attend. 

    For general enquiries contact our Maternal and Child Health team on 9240 1111 and select option 2.

  • The citizenship ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday 20 July 2021 are postponed until further notice.

    If you have a query regarding citizenship visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call 131 880.  

  • The Counihan Gallery is currently closed. 

  • Customer Service Centres at Coburg, Glenroy and Brunswick are closed.

    You can call us on 9240 1111 to talk with our Customer Service Team. 

    You can view our online services including bins and collections, new pet registrations, planning enquiries and more. 

    You can access urban planning advice via phone (03) 9240 1111 or view advertised plans online.

  • Most Council-run community meetings and information sessions have been cancelled or alternatively consultation is being conducted in a different way.   

    Advice about specific meetings and sessions will be provided to relevant participants.   

    Event permits for outdoor spaces have been suspended. 

  • Our Family Day Care service is still operating.  

    If you require child care or are interested in becoming a home based educator call 9240 2300. 

  • All council-managed halls, senior citizen centres and meeting rooms are closed until further notice.

    Any bookings that are not rescheduled will be refunded in full. Please allow us some time to process these refunds. 

  • Our Council-run immunisation services are still running and appointments must be made before you can attend.  

    Masks must be worn in all immunisation facilities.  

    Please call us on 9240 1111 or email sd-immunisation@moreland.vic.gov.au for any queries. 

  • Our Libraries are closed. Learn more about Library opening hours.

  • Active Moreland Aquatic and Leisure centres are open for Recreation Swimming, Gym and Group Fitness classes. For more information, visit our Contact Us page.

    Visit Active Moreland for more information

  • All our Maternal and Child Health Centres are open seeing 0-4 month old babies face to face for short consults with COVID safe practices. All other consults will be via telehealth.

    If you or your child is not well, please reschedule your appointment. If you attend and your child or you have signs of being unwell we cannot do the consult and will request that you reschedule your appointment. A surgical face mask is to be worn by all people over age of 12 and we will provide you with one if you don’t have one.

    You will be asked to QR code prior to entry of building for contact tracing purposes.

    Our New Parent groups and Sleep and Settling training will remain online until further restrictions are eased.

    For further information, call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9240 1111 and select option 2.

  • Playgrounds will remain open, however skate parks, outdoor gym equipment and other areas with outdoor recreation equipment are open.

  • Oxygen Youth Space is closed. 

    The team is available online and over the phone for all youth support. Please call 9389 8645, email oxygen@moreland.vic.gov.au or visit our Facebook page. 

  • Parking is being enforced as normal, except for timed parking (green signs) and paid parking areas in Brunswick.

    Please check the signs where you have parked to avoid any fines.

    Permits must be displayed in permit only areas.

  • All Council-led playgroups are suspended until further notice.

  • Our Primary School Holiday Program is not currently running. 

  • If you have sharps, needles or syringes that you would normally bring to our Customer Service Centres, you can now take them to Merri Health located at 93 Bell Street Coburg.

    For more information you can call Merri Health on 1300 637 744

  • Indoor and outdoor community sport, including training and competition, is closed.

    Visit Active Moreland for Centre Information

  • Business that can remain open

    Businesses that are exempt from closing must have a strict COVIDSafe plan in place and act with care to ensure the safety of staff, visitors, and the public.

    Those that are allowed to remain open include supermarkets, grocery stores (butchers, bakers, fruit and vegetable stores), bottle shops and petrol stations.

    Restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and hotels can remain open for takeaway orders, but cannot allow diners into their venue.

    Businesses that supply goods or service necessary to support any essential provider can remain open such as meat processing or cold storage.

    Businesses that are able to continue restricted operations must have a COVIDSafe plan in place.

    Businesses that must close

    While many retail and office-based businesses will need to pause operations entirely, some retailers will be able to continue operations in a limited capacity with contactless purchasing allowed.

    Religious gatherings, indoor sports venues, offices and non-essential retail businesses will be required to work remotely.

    Hotel and accommodation providers will be required to close, however, they are allowed to stay open to accommodate those already staying at their venues. No new bookings will be permitted.

    Find out more at

    Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Covid-19 for business

     

  • Our waste and bin collection and recycling services are still business as normal. Learn more about waste collection services.