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07/08/2020
Life under lockdown on the Mornington Peninsula

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Mornington Peninsula Shire has released a guide to service changes, testing centres, and support options available during the Stage 4 lockdown. These are on top of the Health and Human Services Department’s regular guidelines and updates.

Normal service:
Rubbish, recycling and green bin collection

Suspended:
The Night Network route 970 to Rosebud

Closed:
Tips and hoppers (except for commercial use; 2019-20 waste voucher expiry date extended to December 31)
Mount Martha Golf Course
Boat ramps (except for commercial fishing)
Playgrounds and skate parks
Community halls and houses
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Our Library
Recreation centres and pool

Open for people who live within 5km:
The Briars (pedestrians only)
Beaches
Cemeteries
Sporting fields (personal exercise only)

Modified services:
Customer service (phone and online only)
Aged and disability care
Maternal and child health and immunisation
Family day care
Youth services
Animal shelter

Support for businesses:
Advice, updates and support available from Business Victoria and the business support hotline on 13 22 15.
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Funding Finder lists funding opportunities provided by state, federal and philanthropic grant programs, including all COVID-19 funding support.
Mornington Peninsula Business has free online training and workshops, as well as a small business mentoring program.

Food and emergency relief:
Mornington Peninsula’s community support centres can deliver food and emergency relief. Contact Mornington Community Information and Support on 5975 1644; Westernport Community Support on 5979 2762; and Southern Peninsula Information and Support on 5986 1285.

Worker support payment:
The DHHS can provide financial support to workers who are self-isolating or quarantining while awaiting COVID-19 test results, have been diagnosed with the disease or are a close contact of a confirmed case.

Testing clinics:
You should get tested if you have any symptoms, however mild. These can include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue. For further advice, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or your GP. Testing is free if done through a public health facility or GP offering bulk billing.
Rosebud Hospital: open daily 10am-6pm
Frankston Hospital: open daily 10am-6pm
Monash University Peninsula Campus, Frankston: drive through screening clinic open daily 8.30am-4pm
Atticus Health Medical Clinic Hastings: by appointment only
Rosebud Respiratory Clinic at the Rosebud Skin Cancer Centre: by appointment only

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