COVID-19 updates and changes to services

COVID-19 impact to services

As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, it is possible that the City of Stonnington community may experience some changes to council services as a result.

City of Stonnington workplaces and community facilities may become exposure sites, leading to staff needing to isolate and we may not always immediately have the capability to fill any gaps.

We will either liaise directly with affected clients or share broad community messaging where there is a larger impact as required.

Click here for up-to-date information on services.

 

Proof of Vaccination

In line with Victoria’s roadmap, all staff and community members attending City of Stonnington operated facilities, services and buildings must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination upon entry.

For details on how to show proof of vaccination please visit the COVID-19 digital certificate page on the state government website.

If you do not have a smart phone, you can ask an authorised medical practitioner (your GP) to print your COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement. Or you can call Services Australia on 1800 653 809 and ask them to send your Immunisation History Statement to you.

 

 

COVID-Safe living

Get tested if you have symptoms

Read the COVID Checklist to find out what you need to do if you test positive to COVID-19.

As of 7 January, people who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be considered a case.

You must report your positive Rapid Antigen test result as soon as you can.

To report the result, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or fill in this online form.

You don’t need a PCR test if you have a positive Rapid Antigen Test.

If you are still waiting on the result of a PCR test but you tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test, you are now a case and you must report your Rapid Antigen Test.

Please visit your checklist for reporting a positive RAT result for more information.

Prepare for isolation

Being prepared and planning in the event of isolation will help make the situation less stressful. If you are isolating, learn how to manage COVID-19 symptoms and take care of yourself or family.

Learn more about how to keep your home COVID-Safe. Are you and your home COVID-Safe?

Get boosted

As of Tuesday, 4 January 2022, COVID-19 third doses (boosters) are available to anyone aged 18 and over who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine four or more months ago. A COVID-19 third dose is strongly recommended to help keep you and your loved ones protected from COVID-19. 

Children and COVID-19

Children aged 5-11 years are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Getting kids vaccinated will help:

  • keep schools open, so kids can have more face-to-face learning and playtime with their friends
  • reduce the spread of COVID-19
  • protect them from getting sick from COVID-19.

Find out more about vaccination for kids.

Looking after our community

Now more than ever we need to look after each other and do what we can to help each other through these challenging times.

Some things we can do include:

  • check in on neighbours or anyone you know who is vulnerable
  • offer to shop for friends in isolation or organise online deliveries
  • book your third dose if eligible and help others book theirs
  • maintain social distancing and good hygiene practices.

Learn about the mental health services you can access during the pandemic.