Opening up to fully vaccinated visitors
We’re so pleased to be reopening Council facilities following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions under the Victorian Government Roadmap.
Thursday 28 October 2021
From 6pm 29 October all visitors aged 16+ to Bayside City Council facilities must be fully vaccinated.
Victorian Government mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements will apply and Council will also introduce a new mandatory vaccination policy. The requirement for mandatory vaccination will apply for all visitors unless a medical exemption applies.
What's open when
Our Customer Service Counter at the Bayside Corporate Centre in Sandringham will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors 16+ on Wednesday 3 November.
Council facilities used by community organisations will commence reopening to fully vaccinated visitors aged 16+ from 6pm Friday 29 October (adhering to relevant density and visitor restrictions). This includes Community Centres and Bayside Toy Library.
Bayside and Brighton Men’s Sheds will reopen on Monday 8 November and our Seniors Centres from Monday 15 November.
The Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre is open.
Maternal and Child Heath appointments and immunisation sessions remain available via appointment only. As these services are deemed essential under Victorian Government health orders, vaccinations are preferred, not mandatory, for visitors aged 16+ years.
Members of the public will not yet be able to return in person to Council meetings but you can continue to make submissions on agenda items, ask a question and watch meetings live via our website here
We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all visitors, employees, volunteers and contractors at Council facilities through our mandatory vaccination policy. The health and wellbeing of our community is our highest priority.
You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if:
- you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
- you have a valid medical exemption to COVID-19 vaccination issued by an authorised medical practitioner, or
- you are aged under 16.
To see accepted evidence of your vaccination status, visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.
Please present your vaccination certification when entering a Council facility. Thanks for your understanding.
If you are unvaccinated
Unvaccinated residents can continue to access Council’s services via online, telephone or in certain circumstances, by appointment including:
- Customer service – online via our website or via telephone on 9599 4444 including rates payments
- Library services – online via the eLibrary, Click and Collect and Home Library Service
- Bayside Gallery – online via our website
If you need assistance
We are here to assist the Bayside community during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- to access Council services if you are not fully vaccinated
- to obtain certification of your COVID-19 vaccination status
- to book and/or travel to a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
- help to isolate due to COVID-19.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9599 4444 for assistance.
Welcome back - we're looking forward to seeing you.