COVID-19

Kilmore COVID-19 testing site relocates

By Tricia MifsudKilmore 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 MacGillivrayFEDERAL 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...

City of Whittlesea announces changes to services due to COVID-19 outbreak

THE City of Whittlesea has announced changes to services, vaccinations and testing rules in light of increased COVID-19 cases in Victoria.A series of pop-up vaccination clinics will open from January 17 until further notice...

COVID-19 test delays causing havoc in the Mitchell Shire

By Tricia MifsudMitchell Shire businesses are having to close doors and minimise trading hours due to shortages and delays in staff receiving COVID-19 test results.Despite lockdowns finishing, businesses are being affected by staff shortages...

Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre vaccination hub reopens

A MASS vaccination hub has returned to the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, PRACC, in South Morang to support the effort to deliver thousands of third doses in coming weeks.Northern Health will again...

COVID-19 continues to cause chaos

The new year has started with COVID-19 again causing chaos as the Omicron variant produces a surge in case numbers across Australia, affecting businesses and daily life across the region.It is estimated more than...

Demand soars for COVID-19 tests as restrictions change in Victoria

AS the State Government today announced tighter restrictions due a spike in COVID-19 cases, Kilmore District Health has reminded the Mitchell Shire community of its testing practices.The reminder comes after some people attended Kilmore...

Normal life by November: Everything you can do from this weekend and beyond

Victoria is expected to reach its vaccination targets early, resulting in a further easing of restrictions, starting Friday.Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday that, after 20 months of restrictions, life in Victoria will return...

“Doesn’t make sense”: Tooborac trudges through lockdowns despite only two cases since March 2020

By Aleksandra BliszczykBusinesses in small towns on the Mitchell Shire’s northern border are pleading for a more localised approach to COVID-19 restrictions in future, after trudging through extended lockdowns despite low cases.Tooborac, a town...