COVID-19 Information and Resources 

Coronavirus Hotline

If you have any symptoms, call the dedicated hotline 1800 675 398. 

Department of Health Updates

The government and the department of health are keeping the community updated on the coronavirus and procedures via thier websites:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus 

https://www.health.gov.au/ 

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/ 

Victorian State of Emergency 

More information can be found at:

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/state-of-emergency-declared-in-victoria-over-covid-19/ 

    Mental Health during COVID-19

    Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak:

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak 

      Employer and Employee Obligations

      Employment obligations outlined by the NHACE and Fairwork:

      https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws 

        JobKeeper Payments

        Full Time, Part Time and Casual staff may be eligble to access a $1500 fortnightly payment as a job retention measure. Sole Traders may also be eligible. For more information, please see: 
        https://www.ato.gov.au/general/JobKeeper-Payment/?=redirected_JobKeeper

         

          Jobseeker Payments (Unemployment)

          There has been a temporary increase to the Newstart/Jobseeker payment in recognition of the sudden spike in unemployment due to COVID-19. For more information, please see: 

          https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/jobseeker-payment

            Mitchell Shire Council – Business Support 

            The EcoDev team has compiled a series of resources for local businesses affected by COVID-19 here: https://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/your-business/covid19-business-support