Important Community Information – Updated 23 September 2021

Important Community Information - September 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION

BUSINESS SUPPORT

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

 

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

  • What is Council doing?

    We closely monitor the ongoing coronavirus situation to ensure we're able to respond to potential issues in our community. Our role is to provide local essential services, public health and community support and recovery. We are guided the Victorian Government about the appropriate action to take and when. 
     
    The Mansfield Shire Municipal Pandemic Management Sub Plan (March 2020) guides responsibilities and actions to be taken by Council and agencies in Mansfield Shire in the event of a pandemic.  The plan has been developed in line with State and Federal health management plans that aim to provide an effective health response framework to minimise transmissibility, morbidity and mortality associated with a pandemic and its impacts on the health sector and community. 

  • Key Websites and Resources

    Coronavirus Hotline

    For people in the community seeking support services call 1800 675 398 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

    VicEmergency

    For state-wide emergency advice go to emergency.vic.gov.au

    Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

    Services: services.dhhs.vic.gov.au

    Housing: housing.vic.gov.au

    Family safety: vic.gov.au/family-violence-support

    Department of Health

    The Australian Government’s Department of Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Health are providing daily updates and information, answering questions about the latest news, providing current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers.

    For more information, visit health.vic.gov.au

    For reliable information about the global pandemic, we recommend the the WHO website.

 

  • BUSINESS SUPPORT

  • Financial support and resources for businesses

    The Federal Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees.

    There are a number of resources available on the Federal Government's Business website.

    The State Government has introduced a number of measures to support business to plan and respond to coronavirus COVID-19. 

    For advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus visit the Business Victoria Coronavirus Support website.

    Additionally, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website has information regarding employment obligations and guidelines.

    Tourism operaters can find resources online at the Victorian Tourism Industry Council support hub.

  • Workplace Impacts

    Worksafe Victoria: Find the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventing exposure in the workplace.

    The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have produced an employer guide for managing the workplace in the face of the outbreak which includes:

    • Understanding your risks.
    • Employer obligation.
    • Working from home.
    • Changing or scaling down operations, and
    • Business shut down.

    For information and assistance on any aspect of your employment obligations, the Victorian Chamber Workplace Relations Advice Line (03) 8662 5222 can help.

    24/7 Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398. If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

  • Environmental Health

    Preventing infection in the workplace advice on how businesses can reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the workplace, including how best to clean and disinfect.

    The principles apply equally to domestic settings, office buildings, small retail businesses, social venues and all other non-healthcare settings.

  • Supporting Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

    If you are experiencing increased worry and stress during this time, there are a number of support services available:

    Lifeline can be called on 13 11 14

    Beyond Blue can be called on 1300 224 636

    Partners in Wellbeing chat online or call 1300 375 330

    Small business owners and employees get free and confidential access to wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and business advisors.

    Wellbeing & Mental Health Support for Victorian Small Businesses

  • Further Information

    If you have any queries, please contact the Economic Development Team on 03 5775 8520 or email council@mansfield.vic.gov.au

 

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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 September, 2021 - 17:37