What is the City of Ballarat doing in response to COVID-19?

City of Ballarat

The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented event in recent history.  

On Monday 16 March, the Victorian State Government declared a State Of Emergency to help combat COVID-19.

The City of Ballarat also has a key role to play in emergency management situations affecting the municipality, and as a result, we are monitoring the situation very closely.

Our primary focus for the next six months is to ensure that we have the best chance of avoiding the major impacts of COVID19.

To ensure we protect the health of residents and staff, the City of Ballarat has instigated its Response and Recovery Pandemic 2020 Plan for its staff, ratepayers, residents and the broader community. 

Evidence from around the world has shown that pre-emptive measures are extremely effective in containing the spread of the disease. 

Our key objectives:

  • Contain the impact of the disease
  • Maintain a healthy workforce
  • Provide strong leadership across the Ballarat municipality
  • Keep residents and business informed about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it

We are encouraging residents to:

  • Remain calm
  • Follow all state and federal government advice
  • This is about distancing yourself, but not social isolation
  • Look out for each other, check on your your neighbours and provide assistance where necessary

It's important to remember, this is an extremely fluid situation and events are changing daily.

The City of Ballarat will provide regular updates to keep the community informed.

These are pre-emptive measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. Our key message to everyone is to remain calm.

For up-to-date information, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services
If you can't find the information you are looking for on the website, please email infectious.diseases@dhhs.vic.gov.au

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Previous updates 
Monday 16 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 11.30am
Monday 16 March 2020 ISSUE 2 as at 5pm
Monday 16 March 2020 ISSUE 3 as at 6pm
Wednesday 18 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 2.30pm
Thursday 19 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Thursday 19 March 2020 ISSUE 2 as at  4.10pm
Friday 20 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 5pm
Monday 23 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 2.30pm
Tuesday 24 March 2020 ISSUE 1as at 3.30pm
Wednesday 25 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 2.30pm
Thursday 26 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 2.30pm
Friday 27 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 5pm
Monday 30 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 5pm
Tuesday 31 March 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Wednesday 1 April 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Thursday 2 April 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Friday 3 April 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Monday 6 April 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Tuesday 7 April 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm
Wednesday 8 April 2020 ISSUE 1 as at 3.30pm

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