Novel coronavirus is a newly identified virus that can cause respiratory illness, including pneumonia. It is spread person-to-person through close contact.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is working with health services, the Commonwealth and international agencies to respond to the outbreak of novel coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.

For the latest updates, including information and guidance, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus or www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/novel-coronavirus

If you suspect you may have the novel coronavirus, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.

Like all local councils, we are receiving regular updates and advice from the Victorian Government on this issue. Council is liaising directly with parents, guardians and carers who use our family and early childhood services and facilities.