Double vaccination for Council services

Published on 29 October 2021

Horsham Rural City Council Civic Centre

Double vaccination will be required for patrons to enter some Horsham Rural City Council facilities including Horsham Aquatic Centre and Horsham Town Hall.

This is in keeping with the latest Victorian Public Health Order that takes effect Friday 29 October from 6pm. 

In keeping with these new requirements, the following Council’s facilities will only be open to fully vaccinated people:

  • Wimmera Business Centre
  • Mibus Centre Horsham Library
  • Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange (from 29th November , noting first vaccination needed to occur by 22 October )
  • Horsham Town Hall
  • Horsham Aquatic Centre
  • Council owned/managed community facilities that are used by community groups

The following Council facilities will be open to all residents: 

  • The Civic Centre reception area
  • Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub (appointment only)

Council staff will place signage at the entry to any premises or event where proof of vaccination will be required.

Visitors to the Civic Centre reception area will not be requested for proof of vaccination. 

Council will work with community and sports groups to clarify arrangements for Council-owned facilities such as halls and sports clubrooms.

Mayor Robyn Gulline urged the community to work together with Council to ensure the safety of all.

“Our municipality is in a really good position to embrace a gradual return to a more normal range of activities because of our high vaccination rate,” she said.

“Now is the time we must all stand together, be kind to one another and allow some extra time and consideration for others, particularly our frontline Council staff who are doing their best to serve our residents.

“We are almost at the finish line and have done so well to get this far – together we will get through this difficult period,” Cr Gulline said.

Council will accept two types of proof of double vaccination as valid:

  1. A paper copy of the Australian Government (Services Australia) Medicare Immunisation history statement with the COVID-19 immunisation status ticked.
  2. Digital proof of vaccination via the Service Victoria check-in app or MyGov app.

At this stage of the Roadmap, the proof of vaccination request will apply to any person who is 16 years and above.

The rules do not apply for people with vaccination medical exemptions.

For more information on Victoria's Roadmap, visit the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website

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