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Health service offers free tests in Kilmore

Representatives of Kilmore District Health, KDH, were out in the community last week, distributing free Rapid Antigen Tests, RATs, to help residents. Attending locations including Kilmore Village, Wallan Customer and Library Centre and Broadford Customer...

New community awards recognising Mitchell Shire heroes

THREE Mitchell Shire organisations have joined forces with a new initiative to honour people who have given exceptional service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell, Kilmore Racing Club and...

Mickleham quarantine facility opens its doors

By Colin MacGillivray A MULTIMILLION dollar quarantine facility at Mickleham opened its doors yesterday, allowing Victoria to begin a transition away from its COVID-19 hotel quarantine program. Since the pandemic reached Australia in 2020, many overseas...

Density limits scrapped, check-in requirement reduces

COVID-19 restrictions are set to ease as hospitalisation numbers and community transmissions decrease. Density quotients of one person per two square metres at hospitality and entertainment venues will be removed from 6pm tomorrow, Friday. Indoor...

Concerns raised over shortage of rapid tests

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell is concerned pensioners across the electorate have been unable to access free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, RATs, despite a Federal Government program promising up to 10 free...

Mental health complexities grow after COVID-19 pandemic

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire health and social support groups are banding together to address a broad array of mental health issues as the community grapples with the ongoing fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Goulburn...

Focus on youth vaccinations at Kilmore District Health

WITH several changes being made to mandatory COVID-19 booster vaccinations, Kilmore District Health, KDH, has provided an update for its services at the vaccination clinic. The clinic will now be accepting walk-in appointments for both...

Kilmore COVID-19 testing site relocates

By Tricia Mifsud Kilmore District Health’s COVID-19 testing site at JJ Clancy Reserve is now permanently closed. People needing to test for COVID-19 are being directed to other locations in Kilmore. From January 29, polymerase chain reaction,...

Economy concerns conveyed to Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan

By Colin MacGillivray FEDERAL Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan met with industry and community leaders in Seymour on Friday in an effort to support businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organised...

Third vaccination interval reduced to three months

Victorians over the age of 18 will now be eligible for their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine three months after their second dose. The reduced timeframe of three months, previously four months, was recommended...