Changes to accessing Council's facilities

Published on 22 November 2021

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Gannawarra Shire Council is continuing to protect the community as the Gannawarra emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, with Council implementing guidelines listed in the State Government’s Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan.

These measures, which are now in effect, will enable maximum attendance at popular Council facilities and accessibility to key services.

“Council thanks residents for their understanding when these measures were initially implemented earlier this month,” Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.

“These changes, which follow on from the State Government’s announcement that Victoria has reached Phase D of the roadmap, will ensure that we continue to protect our vulnerable members of the community from COVID-19.”

As part of the new measures, any person aged over 12 years and two months visiting the following facilities will need to have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and provide verification of their vaccination status, or have a valid medical exemption:

  • Cohuna Library
  • Cohuna Swimming Pool
  • Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre, Cohuna
  • Kerang Exercise Pool
  • Kerang Swimming Pool
  • Leitchville Library
  • Quambatook Library
  • Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang

“Residents and visitors can show they are fully vaccinated when checking in to these facilities by displaying their COVID-19 digital certificate through the Service Victoria app, Medicare app or equivalent smartphone wallet,” Mr O’Reilly said.

“A printed version of their certificate or immunisation history statement, evidence of a valid medical exemption, will also be accepted.”

Anyone who needs assistance with connecting their COVID-19 digital certificate to their smartphone or printing a certificate can contact their local Gannawarra Library Service branch or Neighbourhood House.

A copy of an Immunisation History Statement can also be obtained by phoning the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and a hard copy certificate will be mailed.

“Council thanks residents and visitors to our facilities for their understanding as Council adheres to these guidelines,” Mr O’Reilly said.

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