The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced lockdown will end for the City of
Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire at 11.59pm tonight.
A range of City
facilities will be able to reopen from Monday 27 September 2021 as restrictions
Trent Sullivan welcomed the easing of restrictions and the great efforts
community members have made in getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
will come as a big relief for Greater Geelong residents and businesses, who
have all done an incredible job in following restrictions and turning out in
large numbers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
With some active
cases in our region, we remind residents to monitor local exposure sites, keep
updated via Barwon Health and the Department of Health websites and follow the
health advice as needed.
still a long road ahead, getting vaccinated is the most important thing we can
do to progress through the government’s roadmap to reopening the state.
the changes, the City is preparing to open the following venues, subject to
- City-owned indoor
centres, outdoor group training and outdoor pools;
hubs and halls;
Service Centres (Corio, Drysdale and Brougham St, Geelong)
- The Potato
should visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au or contact the
individual facilities for specific details on their operations.
of COVID-19 restrictions is set to come into effect at 11.59pm Tuesday 28
September 2021 when the state reaches its 80 per cent first dose vaccination
Trent Sullivan said the milestone was a step forward, while acknowledging the
continuing impact on businesses and the community.
continue to be a challenging and long road ahead for many businesses until we
reach the 80 per cent fully vaccinated target and can welcome Melbourne
continue to face capacity restrictions, we encourage residents to grab some
takeaway, shop local and support local wherever possible.
Another way we
can support businesses is to act with kindness and follow the COVID-safe
measures in place at each venue.
also urged to get tested straight away if they experience any symptoms.
is an important tool for our public health officials to keep on top of this.
Thank you to
the residents who have done the right thing and got tested early and isolated –
you’ve potentially saved others from becoming unwell and you’ve also helped
this latest lockdown to end.
Anyone who is
yet to book for a COVID-19 vaccination is strongly urged to do so today.
the only way out of this cycle of lockdowns and we can all help ourselves, our
families, friends and community by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
vaccinations at the Norlane community hub can be booked at the Barwon Health website
assistance is available for people who may have difficulties getting to a
vaccination centre. Inquiries should be made to Volunteering Geelong on 5221
monitor the COVID-19 exposure sites and follow directions if you have attended
a site in the exposure period. Visit the Barwon Health website for local testing sites.
Find further information about support available and how the City is responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
needs help is strongly encouraged to contact Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14,
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or visit headspace