COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Horsham Rural City Council is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and making preparations for the potential challenges ahead.

We are encouraging people to stay informed about health matters directly with Victoria's leading agency DHHS.

Services and events closed, cancelled or postponed

  • The Civic Centre has closed to the public. People can still contact Customer Service with enquiries on 53829777 or council@hrcc.vic.gov.au   
  • Recreation facilities including playgrounds, skate parks, water fountains and a range of other public facilities have been closed. All non-essential recreational places such as public barbecues, outdoor exercise equipment, sports clubrooms and community halls are now off-limits
  • Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery are closed to the public for an indefinite period
  • Horsham Aquatic Centre is closed until further notice
  • Horsham Library is closed. The mobile library will no longer operate until further notice
  • Seniors Citizens Centres and programs in Horsham and Natimuk are closed until further notice
  • Youth Week activities postponed
  • Cultural Diversity Week Horsham activities postponed
  • Kalkee Road Childrens and Community Hub - New Parents Group CPR sessions (postponed until further notice). Supported playgroups (cancelled until further notice)
  • Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre has closed its doors.  However staff are still answering telephone and online enquiries via 5382 1832 or 1800 633 218 or email tourism@hrcc.vic.gov.au
  • Rural Road Network Plan workshops scheduled for rural areas on March 23rd and 24th were cancelled. Council will be determining other ways for rural people to provide input into the plan

Services and events restricted or impacted

  • All Maternal and Child Health appointments will now be offered via telephone, FaceTime or Zoom. Please wait for your nurse to contact you. Do not attend the centre
  • The Wimmera Business Centre is closed to the public.  Staff and most tenants are working from home and the WBC be contacted on 0423579533
  • Immunisation services will continue. However people need to book before attending a session and note new procedures. More info
  • Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange is as a critical service to help ensure food security.  To ensure that sales can continue, Council needs to limit the attendance by non-essential people at the site. Access during the sale will be restricted to agents, buyers, transport operators, Council and its staff. The general public will not be able to attend, even if they are sellers at the sale.We are conscious that many regular attendees are in an age bracket that is potentially more vulnerable to the virus, and are taking this measure as a means of ensuring continuity of the sales
  • The Operations Depot in Selkirk Drive continues to be fully operational. However the public is no longer permitted to enter.

Services and events unchanged

  • Waste collection services to continue as scheduled
  • Home Support Services are operating as normal
  • Meals on Wheels will continue to provide client meals with delivery by Council staff
  • All Transfer Stations and the Dooen Landfill are operating as normal (the Tip Shop at the Kenny Road Transfer Station is closed)

Further Information

MANDATORY ISOLATION

 If you are currently living in mandatory isolation and need help please call the dedicated Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Please Note: Mandatory isolation is defined by the DHHS Self-Assessment Tool.

LOCAL HELP

If you are isolating yourself for any other reason, are vulnerable and lacking supports, local Wimmera agencies may be able to help.

Please telephone the Call for Help hotline, 1800 195 114 or send an email.

BUSINESSES

If you are a business owner and require information, please refer to our HRCC Business Support page or the Business Victoria website.

VIRUS INFORMATION

For information regarding health questions please contact the DHHS Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus website

LOCAL INFORMATION

For local information, please contact Council on 5382 9777.