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    COVID-19; Health and wellbeing

Face masks do not need to be worn for your visit to all Woollahra Council venues, and check-in via QR code is not required.

Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from Wednesday 21 September 2022. The NSW Government will remove the requirement for people to wear masks on public transport, including taxis and rideshare services, in transport waiting areas and the indoor areas of cruise terminals.

Please visit NSW Health for the latest COVID-19 updates.

Mental health support
We understand that this may be a stressful time for you or someone you know. Please reach out and seek the help you or the people you care about need. There are a variety of mental health support services available to support positive mental health.

Get your COVID-19 vaccination
Book an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccination and find out what to expect when you go. Make an appointment at a doctor or chemist in Woollahra here.

If you are aged 16 or over, don’t delay your COVID-19 booster. Visit a pharmacy, GP, NSW Health vaccination walk-in clinic or make a booking at nsw.gov.au.

People who have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection since their first booster dose should wait 3 months since infection.

An additional booster dose (or "winter booster") is recommended for some people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, from 4 months after their first booster dose. This includes adults aged 65 years and older, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older, residents of aged care and disability care facilities, and people aged 16 years and older who are severely immunocompromised.

Local testing clinics

Help protect your family and our community against COVID-19. Get tested even if you have mild symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore or scratchy throat, runny nose or shortness of breath.

There are several testing clinics available at convenient locations across the eastern suburbs. Testing is free. Find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic.

The clinics currently operating in the Woollahra local government area are listed below. Please note the drive-though clinic through the Double Bay Doctors in Jamberoo Lane is no longer operating.

Rose Bay

A drive-through pop-up testing clinic is located at the car park adjacent to the Lyne Park tennis courts in Rose Bay (entry via Vickery Avenue).

Open 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 12pm Saturday and Sunday. No referral or booking is required. All ages are welcome. Bulk billing, operated by Laverty Pathology. Please bring ID and your Medicare card if you have one. Please do NOT leave your vehicle.

Rates payments

If you are concerned about not being able to pay your next rate instalment due to financial difficulties, don't be. Just email us when you receive your rate notice and we can discuss a payment plan that suits your circumstances which may include waiving overdue interest charges for the instalment.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay your rates, find out more about our Financial Hardship policy and how we may be able to assist.

Small business support

We have implemented a number of measures to support our local small businesses throughout COVID-19.

View a snapshot of our COVID-19 financial support.

Visit our Business section for more information on how to make your business COVID safe.

Stay informed

Please keep informed about COVID-19 via NSW Health and the Australian Government Department of Health.

Service NSW can help with all government information and services 24/7 on 13 77 88. You can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Public Health Order or self-isolation breaches need to be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Mental Health Support

If this is a stressful time for you or someone you know, please reach out and talk to someone.

COVID-19 has presented our community with many unexpected challenges. We want you to know you are not in this alone and we encourage you to reach out and seek the help you or the people you care about need.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of online and telephone services available to support positive mental health. These include:

  • Beyondblue - 1300 246 36
    Offers short-term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat.
  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
    Crisis support service available 24/7 via telephone, text and webchat.
  • Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line - 1800 171 866
    This free service has been established to answer COVID-related questions and to provide help, support and resources to Older Australians impacted by COVID-19 in any way. Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 6pm (excluding public holidays)
  • NSW Mental Healthline - 1800 011 511
    Offers professional help and advice and referrals to local mental health services.
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 789 987
    Resources, phone and online counselling, specifically for men and fathers.
  • Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
    Telephone counselling support service for children and young people.
  • ReachOut
    Online self-help resource for young people (and their carers) who may be struggling with their mental health.
  • Black Dog Institute
    Offers webinars in an effort to reach out to those who have trouble attending or accessing face to face sessions.
  • NSW Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
    Nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
  • Domestic and family violence support - 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
    A 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for anyone who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence.

Click on the image below to download a printable pdf of useful mental health support services.COVID mental health poster

Click on the image below to download a printable pdf of the services provided by the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

Mental Health Recommended Reads
Woollahra Libraries have put together a list of books in our eCollection that encourage health and wellbeing. Explore these titles that will soothe your mind, body and spirit.

Local support services

Our Community Services and Programs page contains a list of phone numbers and resources, including local support services. Local support services that you can reach out to for assistance include:

Holdsworth Community can provide assistance to community members requiring food and essential travel support. Please call 9302 3600.

Vinnies NSW can provide assistance paying bills, food parcels, material aid, clothing, housing and homelessness services, access to the No Interest Loans Scheme, advocacy and referral to relevant services. Community members can connect with Vinnies NSW by calling Vinnies Assist on 13 18 12 or emailing vinnies@vinnies.org.au.

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