Mornington Peninsula in lockdown Feb 2021

By 12/02/2021Local News
Mornington peninsula

Mornington Peninsula in circuit breaker lockdown

In line with the Victorian Government’s restrictions;

From 11.59 pm tonight Victoria will enter a five-day lockdown lasting until Wednesday 17 February, 11.59 pm.

Major changes to our day-to-day lives include:

  • There are only four reasons to leave home: permitted work/study, essential shopping, care or caregiving, and exercise
  • Exercise is limited to a maximum of two hours per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size is limited to a maximum of two*
  • Shopping is limited to one person per household per day and within five kilometres of your home*
  • Fitted face masks must be worn at all times when you leave home (indoors and outdoors).

* If you are unable to leave home because it would mean leaving a young child or at-risk person alone then they can accompany you. If your closest supermarket is further than five kilometres, you can still shop there.

Changes to Shire services

Continuing as normal:

  • Rubbish, recycling, and green bins collection.

Closed to the public:

  • Tips and hoppers (open to commercial use only)
  • Mount Martha Public Golf Course
  • Boat ramps (only commercial fishing can continue)
  • Community halls and houses
  • Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
  • Our Library
  • Recreation centres and pools
  • Events and markets on Shire land.

Open for people who live within 5km:

  • Playgrounds
  • Skate parks
  • The Briars is open to pedestrians (The visitor centre and Shire Nursery are closed)
  • Beaches
  • Cemeteries
  • Sporting fields (for personal exercise only).

Modified services:

An update on foreshore camping

Foreshore camping will be closing tonight at 11.59 pm. We are advising all campers must leave by midnight tonight. If you are unable to vacate please contact the Foreshore Camping Office on 5950 1011. Further updates will be provided on Wednesday 17 February in accordance with Victorian Government advice.

Do you need help?

The uncertainty the pandemic brings can affect our mental health and we might feel stressed, anxious, and worried in ways we haven’t before.

It is important to look after yourself and your loved ones who are struggling.

If you need to talk to someone about how you are doing you can call Beyond Blue to speak to a trained counsellor on 1800 512 348 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you live under threat of family violence by another person in your home and you are at risk, you are allowed to leave home. If you are stopped, you can tell the police you are feeling unsafe and they will help you. Call 1800 737 732 for confidential counselling and support or visit 1800 RESPECT.

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Local testing clinics

If you have any symptoms, however mild, you should get tested. Symptoms can include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite, and fatigue.

For further advice call the 24-hour Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your general practitioner, or use the State Government’s online self-assessment tool.

Testing is free if done through a public health facility or GP offering bulk billing.

Rosebud Hospital: The clinic is located in Eleanora House at the front of the Rosebud Hospital.

Frankston Hospital: Corner of Hastings Road and Yuillie Street, Frankston.

Atticus Health Medical Clinic Hastings: Testing at the clinic car park. Tests are by appointment only.

Rosebud Respiratory Clinic at the Rosebud Skin Cancer Centre: Testing at the clinic by appointment.

The Libraries in Mornington, Rosebud, Somerville and Hastings will be temporarily closed.
Today, Friday 12 February, the Premier of Victoria announced a five-day, stage four lockdown that will commence at 11.59 pm tonight and end at 11.59 pm on Wednesday 17 February. The new restrictions mean that all branches of Mornington Peninsula Library Service will close for the duration of the lockdown.
Our priority is keeping you and our community well. We understand that you will have items on loan, can you please hold on to these items until we reopen.  We will renew all items that are due back during this time.Remember the library has eBooks, eAudiobooks. eMagazines, Streaming Video, and Storybox you can access at home.
Please look out for our online programs at
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