Mornington Peninsula Shire has closed a range of centres and services as well as cancelling or modifying non-essential programs in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. The decision followed the State Government’s declaration of a state of emergency last month.
The following services will be closed until further notice:
• Libraries in Mornington, Rosebud, Somerville and Hastings, and the Mobile Library;
• Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery;
• Pelican Park Recreation Centre, Civic Reserve Recreation Centre and Somerville Recreation and Community Centre; and,
• Tourist Information Centre, Dromana.
“Our immediate priority is keeping our community well,” said Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Sam Hearn. “We need to act with responsibility but not anxiety. Therefore, in line with the World Health Organisation’s advice, we are playing our part at the local level to slow the spread of (the) coronavirus.
“The prevention we undertake now will help our community, especially those who are most vulnerable. The Shire is committed to retaining all essential services during this challenging time. We will keep our community informed as things unfold.”
For updates on affected council services, programs, events and activities, visit www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
For all health-related queries about COVID-19, go to www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
If you believe you are showing symptoms of the disease, call the COVID-19 hotline on1800 675 398. For information in languages other than English, phone 13 14 50. Only call 000 in emergencies.