Cleaning program boost in public spaces

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The City has bolstered its cleaning program in public spaces to reduce the risk of coronavirus contamination.

The disinfecting and street cleaning team is targeting shopping precincts and high pedestrian areas across the region, with a focus on footpaths, bike racks, bench seats, bus stops and signs.

To support the sanitisation effort, a secondary high-pressure spraying unit will be introduced to the CBD cleaning operation today.

The street cleaning team is also likely to benefit from an increase in numbers, as the City’s new staffing redeployment program finds opportunities for employees impacted by service closures.

In line with health advice from government authorities, workers will be following safety measures including social distancing and wearing protective clothing.

Signs will also be clearly displayed while cleaning activity is underway.

While the City has boosted the cleaning program, we strongly encourage the community not to visit public places.

For up-to-date information about facility closures in the City of Greater Geelong, visit the Coronavirus Support page.

For the latest health advice and restrictions, visit

Cr Anthony Aitken, Chair – Parks, Gardens and City Services portfolio

The City has stepped up the cleaning program for the health and safety of our community.
In the changing and uncertain times we are facing, it’s also great to be able to create opportunities and keep staff members in work. A big thank-you to the cleaning staff and other redeployed staff who are doing this essential frontline task in the city and throughout the community.
Of course, we all have a responsibility to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
While we have increased our cleaning program, we still ask residents to follow the current health advice and refrain from visiting public facilities.

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