Testing Clinic - hours of operation
Temporary change in operating hours Friday 31 December and Saturday 1 January
COVID-19 Daily Updates
The COVID situation is changing rapidly. Please check this page for community updates as they come to hand.
Thank you to our community
Yesterday our pop-up testing at Marty Busch Reserve closed, after a very busy fortnight testing and tracing our community to beat down this latest outbreak. Each time we enact a COVID response, we rely on our community to assist with a range of needs – generously and immediately. Each time we are overwhelmed by the level of support we receive. It takes a village to raise a testing site!
Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021
The 15th of June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to remind the community that human rights do not diminish as people age, to raise awareness of elder abuse prevention services and promote help-seeking behavior.
5-day vaccination blitz
On Tuesday 1 June, the State Government announced a 5-day vaccination blitz for aged care and disability workers from Wednesday 2 June to Sunday 6 June.
Funding for improvements to Talbot Place
Ballarat Aged Care’s Talbot Place will receive upgrades as part of the Victorian Government’s $30million in funding to improve Victoria’s public sector residential aged care services, home to some of our most vulnerable older Victorians.
Pop-up testing in Ballarat
Our Rapid Response Testing Team (RRTT) will again set up a mobile COVID-19 testing facility in response to the concerning rise in cases in our region.
Transition to new Regional Assessment Service
The Hepburn Shire Regional Assessment Service will transition to Ballarat Health Services from 1 July 2020.
Local school staff testing available
Ballarat Health Services is providing a pop-up clinic for staff from local schools to be tested for COVID-19 before students return to on-site learning.
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