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Public health restrictions eased from Friday 11 June

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Following the Deputy Premier’s announcement on Wednesday 9 June that several public health restrictions will be eased, some of Council’s facilities will reopen from 11.59 pm on Thursday 10 June.

Residents will be able to leave their homes for any reason provided they remain within a 25km radius of their primary place of residence. Travelling further than 25km from home is only permitted when: shopping for necessary goods; caregiving or compassionate reasons; to visit an intimate partner or person in your bubble; for work or education, to get a vaccine, or if there is an emergency.

Face masks still need to be worn indoors and outdoors, except at home.

With the return of students to schools, school crossings will be fully staffed from Friday 11 June.

Following the easing of restrictions, the City of Casey Customer Service counters at Bunjil Place and Cranbourne will reopen from Tuesday 15 June. The counters will be open from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm, Monday - Friday.

During the height of the pandemic, Council reduced its customer service counter hours, however, we are pleased to advise that these hours will be extended at Bunjil Place from Monday 28 June, to 9.00 am until 4.00 pm, Monday – Friday. 

You can also still contact us via the live-chat function on our website, via email at caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au or through our call centre on 9705 5200, which is open from 8.00 am until 6.00 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Indoor community facilities remain closed, including indoor sports facilities and swimming pools. Our Youth Information Centres will also stay closed for now, however, Youth Counselling and Support will continue to provide services through telehealth and via limited face to face services.

Our community centres, as well as The Factory (Rehearsal Centre for the Arts), will be open for regular hirers with groups of 10 or less but will not have Council staff onsite. Please contact the specific centre to discuss your hire needs.

Casey Cardinia Library (CCL) branches will re-open on Friday 11 June at 10.00 am, however please note there are capacity limits and you may be required to wait to enter the branch. The Click and Collect service for holds is available and return chutes are open. For more information, visit the CCL website.

Kindergartens, Family Day Care and Maternal Child Health centres are open. Appointments are mandatory and home-visits are also still occurring, where it is safe to do so. 

Playgrounds are open, as is Wilson Botanic Park and the Old Cheese Factory, however a reminder that these facilities can only be used by residents who live within a 25km radius and face masks must be worn at all times.

Essential Community Care services, such as meals on wheels, in-home services and volunteer transport have continued to operate throughout the lockdown. If you require additional support during this time, visit the Community Resources page on Council's website.

The immunisation program will continue to run, as will the syringe container exchange program. You will be able to dispose of used sharps containers and collect new sharps containers from our Customer Service Centres during their hours of operation, commencing from Tuesday 15 June.

Please remember, you can always leave home if there is an emergency, including family violence or violence by another person in the home. If you are stopped by police, tell them you are feeling unsafe at home and they will help you.

Safe accommodation and support for family violence is available. Call safe steps on 1800 015 188 or email: safesteps@safesteps.org.au for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

For further resources, visit Council’s Family Violence Prevention page on our website. 

For an updated list of exposure sites, please visit the case locations and outbreaks page on the DHHS website.

To find out where your closest testing clinic is, visit the testing clinics page on the Monash Health website.

For information about COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccination centres, visit the vaccine page on the DHHS website.

For specific information on events and programming at Bunjil Place, please visit the COVID-19 page on the Bunjil Place website.
 

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