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Victoria roadmap to reopening / Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire Government areas entering lockdown

The Victorian Government has unveiled their roadmap to reopening for both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. To learn more about the roadmap click here.

The Association is currently seeking clarity from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding where therapeutic massage, remedial massage and myotherapy fit in the roadmap and when members can expect to start treating clients again. We will update members as soon as more information is available.

Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire to enter lockdown

The Victorian Government also announced today that the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire Government areas will reenter lockdown tonight Sunday 19 September at 11.59pm AEST until at least Sunday 26 September at 11.59pm AEST, due to a concerning rise in COVID-19 case numbers. The City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire Government will have the same restrictions in place as metropolitan Melbourne except for the curfew. For more information click here.

During the lockdown, only authorised health services will be permitted to continue treating. Massage therapy, remedial massage therapy and myotherapy are not listed as authorised health services that are permitted to treat during the lockdown.

Massage & Myotherapy Australia will continue to monitor the situation and notify members of any changes to directions.

List of support services available

Mental Health and Anxiety

Business and Financial Assistance

Beyond Blue
Support for those dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Black Dog Institute
Resources for anxiety and stress caused by COVID-19.

Lifeline
A 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.

MensLine Australia
Health and relationship advice for men.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners
A free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders the support they need.

Suicide Call Back Service
Free counselling for suicide prevention and mental health via telephone, online and video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts, 24/7.

AusGov COVID-19 Payments
Payments and services during COVID-19

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Tax assistance for those struggling through adversity.

COVID-19 Disaster Payment
This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 state public health order.


MoneySmart
For those who require financial support.

Other

National Coronavirus Helpline
A 24-hour a day number to call for COVID-19 questions or concerns.

Fair Work Ombudsman
If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed from work.

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