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To comply with the introduction of Stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions from midnight Wednesday 5 August, the BCH gym at Point Lonsdale will NOT reopen as planned. We all need to follow the rules to keep our community safe and we appreciate your understanding ...
We are pleased to announce a limited re-opening of our gym at our Point Lonsdale site from the week beginning Monday 3 August. The re-opening is pending further COVID-19 restrictions. The Point Lonsdale gym will be open for appointment only sessions ...
Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and to protect clients, staff, volunteers and the local community, we now require all clients attending a BCH site for an appointment to wear a mask. Acceptable masks include disposable, washable or reusable ...
The Chief Health Officer guidelines on wearing masks for people living in regional Victoria has been updated. This is due to the high level of community transmission in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire of Covid-19. All people living in regional ...

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Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is pleased to advise we have re-opened some face to face services following the easing of Commonwealth and State restrictions. 

All BCH clients are now asked to wear a mask to appointments. Acceptable masks include disposable, washable or reusable masks. Clients with a medical reason not to wear a mask are recommend to provide a medical certificate. Children under 12 are also exempt, however carers or parents attending an appointment with a child are required to wear a mask. Thank you for helping keep our community safe.

Unfortunately, due to the Stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect across regional Victoria from Thursday 6 August, we have to delay the reopening of the gym at our Point Lonsdale site. We appreciate your understanding at this difficult time. Please contact gym@bch.org.au or call 0407 364 800 for further information.

The COVID-19 shutdown and ongoing restrictions have resulted in significant wait times for some of our services. All Podiatry appointments in particular are being prioritised based on clinical urgency. 

Clients on the wait list will be contacted by BCH for an appointment but we are asking for your patience and understanding as we work through the backlog. If you have Private Health Insurance, an MBS plan, or wish to pay full fee, you can still ring our team on 1800 007 224 for an appointment, however wait times may apply. 

If you have any urgent need for service during this period or have any further questions, please contact the team on 1800 007 224.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 dedicated page.

If you are feeling unwell, have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have returned from overseas in the past 14 days please phone us on 1800 007 224 and advise a member of our team. Feeling unwell may include, but not limited to: fever of chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, loss of smell, nausea. Please do not enter the clinic before being screened and ensure you take appropriate precautions.

If you have any further questions, please visit:

Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services:
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus

Australian Government Department of Health:
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.