Increase in Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Victoria continues to see an increase in cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the community.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of sense of smell.

It is important that everyone with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, however mild, gets tested and stays at home until they receive their test results. Those who test positive and their close contacts must isolate for 14 days.

The below local community areas have been selected due to the high rates of recent community transmission. The risk of undetected coronavirus circulating in the community and the risk of outbreaks within the below communities.

  • Keilor Downs
  • Broadmeadows
  • Maidstone
  • Albanvale
  • Sunshine West
  • Hallam
  • Brunswick West
  • Fawkner, Reservoir
  • Pakenham

The government is requesting all residents in these suburbs to get tested regardless of having any COVID-19 symptoms. We strongly encourage every resident within these areas to get tested, to ensure the safety of the family members, clients, and staff members.

For more information about the easing of the COVID-19 and stay updated on the latest COVID-19 Update

Continue to take the follow actions to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Continuing to keep 1.5 meters between each other.
  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Limiting your time away from home.
  • Stay home if you feel at all unwell.

This is extremely difficult time for all of our participants, families, carers and employees. We are all in this together and shall overcome this pandemic.

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