In the wake of the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Corangamite Shire Council will re-open the customer service desk for community members with essential business.
Customer service at the Civic Centre in Camperdown will be open to the public from Monday, May 25 with five people permitted in the foyer at any one time to maintain safe physical distancing.
Payments will be received from 10am until 3pm for the first week with preference for cashless transactions.
Chief executive Andrew Mason said measures would be taken to protect the health and safety of community members and staff.
"We anticipate a gradual, staged reopening of services-starting with the customer service desk-which will be guided by the National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles," he said.
"We are installing screens at the customer service counter and there will be portable barriers to ensure the 1.5-metre physical distance between customers.
"Hand sanitiser will be provided and we ask people if they must come in, to pay attention to all signage so we can abide by the four square metres per person rule."
Not all services will be offered immediately with planning and building services are expected to return after the June long weekend.
VicRoads services and firearms licence photos are unavailable until further notice. Customers are asked to call before coming in to find out the best way Council can meet their needs.
Residents are reminded online applications remain open for bill payments, kindergarten enrolments and building and planning applications.
"Give us a call first and talk to one of our friendly community relations officers to see if you really need to come down to the Civic Centre," Mr Mason said.
For more information about Council services, call 5593 7100 or go to corangamite.vic.gov.au
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