Essential Services Continue
Published on 23 July 2020
Essential services in the City of Stonnington – such as waste and recycling collection, maternal and child health and immunisation programs – will continue despite metropolitan Melbourne being plunged into a second COVID-19 lockdown.
Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said he was confident of the community’s resilience and ability to adapt, after overcoming the last lockdown phase. "Nobody wanted to re-enter COVID-19 restrictions and our challenge now is to make sure these six weeks are the last we experience," he said.
"By now, we all know the rules – here are the only four reasons to leave home:
» to shop for food or other essential items
» to provide caregiving
» for outdoor exercise
» to work or study, if you cannot do this from home.
"Our essential services like waste and recycling, maternal and child health and immunisation programs, continue with strict health and safety protocols in place. Our community services teams will continue to check in with our most vulnerable residents.
"If you have older neighbours, reach out to them to let them know you can help with shopping using our Stay Connected Stonnington flyer available at stonnington.vic.gov.au/stayconnected.”
Cr Stefanopoulos said all Stonnington residents should stay safe, check in with loved ones, remain at home and get tested if they experienced any COVID-19 symptoms. "We have testing facilities at Prahran Town Hall and Chadstone Golfers Drive," he said.
Cr Stefanopoulos encouraged the community to continue its support of Stonnington businesses. "I call on everyone to help our businesses by observing social distancing if you are shopping and check in with your favourite café or restaurant to see if they’re doing takeaway or delivery."
Important information is regularly updated on our online COVID-19 hub.
Visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/covid19 or call us on 8290 1333
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