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COVID-19 information

Access COVID-19 resources and support available in our community, including free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). 

Rapid antigen tests

You can collect free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from:

  • Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, Shop 26, Ground Floor, 7-13 High Street, Bayswater VIC 3153
  • Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia VIC 3155
  • Ferntree Gully Library, Ferntree Gully Community Centre, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
  • Knox Library, Knox City Shopping Centre, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152
  • Rowville Library, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Stud Road, Rowville VIC 3178
  • Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152

Limits may apply. You do not need to show ID or a concession card.

Opening hours for Knox libraries

Opening hours for the Knox Civic Centre

If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not collect RATs until you are well. If you can’t get to a location, a guardian or carer can collect your free RATs for you. 

Free RATs for the community are delivered with support from the Victorian Government.

COVID-19 testing sites

The Department of Health has a handy tool to help you find COVID-19 testing sites near you.

Find your nearest testing site

Respiratory clinics

If you are unwell with mild respiratory symptoms (such as coughing, runny nose or fever) or other COVID-19 symptoms (such as nausea or vomiting), you can visit a respiratory clinic.

Respiratory clinics are staffed by general practitioners (GPs) and nurses and:

  • provide care for people with COVID-19
  • offer face-to-face assessments, testing and immediate support for people with respiratory illnesses such as influenza, hayfever, COVID-19 and asthma
  • are free for everyone with or without a Medicare card.

Find your nearest respiratory clinic

Latest restrictions

Find the latest COVID-19 restrictions on the Victorian Government website. 

See the latest COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccinations are important to reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19.

There are 4 different vaccines available:

  • If you are aged 12 and over, you can have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
  • If you are aged 18 and over, you can also get the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines.

Booster vaccines

People aged over 16 who received their second dose 3 or more months ago can now have a third dose.

These booster shots are important in keeping up your immunity against COVID-19. 

Visit the Department of Health website to find more information on COVID-19 vaccines.

Make an appointment

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster vaccine, you can:

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Being COVID safe

To stop the spread of COVID-19, please remember to:

  • get tested and isolate if you have symptoms
  • regularly wash or sanitise your hands
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • maintain at least 1.5 metres distance from others
  • carry a face mask with you when leaving home. 

If you need support

Support is available if you are concerned about COVID-19 or are distressed because you are in quarantine or sick.

You can also access support at the Head to Health website for:

  • links to mental health online and phone support
  • resources and services that can help if you’re experiencing mental health concerns or trying to support someone else.

Information for businesses

Council's Economic Development Team has a range of resources to support local businesses to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit knoxbiz.com.au for more information. 

For information about the Government's business assistance package, visit Business Victoria or call the business support hotline on 13 2215.

Community impact survey reports

This survey measured the needs and experiences of our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provided comprehensive information to guide our recovery efforts. 

The first survey took place in 2020, with a second survey conducted in 2021. 

Information in other languages

Information about COVID-19 is available in other languages from the Victorian Government website.

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