27 July 2020 

 With the ongoing community transmission of COVID-19 and the introduction of mandatory face coverings, we understand how unsettling and stressful this time is for many people in our community.

In line with the Victorian Government restrictions, please remember to wear a face covering whenever you leave your home for one of the four permitted reasons listed below. Face coverings don’t need to be medical grade and you can make your own mask or use other suitable face coverings such as a scarf or bandana. Please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services website for the most current information regarding lawful exceptions and instructions on how to make your own mask. 

As a council, we are also supplying all our staff who are in contact with the community disposal masks to ensure everyone’s safety.

Please remember there are still only four reasons to leave your home:

  • shopping for what you need – food and essential supplies
  • medical, care or compassionate needs
  • exercises in your local area
  • work and study if you can’t work or learn remotely.

You also cannot have visitors in your home and no more than two people from different households are able to gather in public spaces.

We will continue to work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Municipal Association of Victoria to get the latest updates and become familiar with the details of the latest COVID-19 related directions. We will ensure to communicate these to you as quickly as possible so make sure you follow us on social media, read Manningham Matters and check our website for updates on our services and facilities.

I want to thank everyone in Manningham who has responded with so flexibly and with resilience in this challenging time. These are tough times and I encourage everyone to stay kind to other, to businesses and to themselves.

Please continue to follow the Victorian Government health advice to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to yourself, your friends, family and our community.

Stay safe and stay well.

Mayor, Cr Paul McLeish