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All systems go at Burra Foods, plus stricter safety guidelines

BURRA Foods is continuing to process and supply dairy ingredients across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, strict guidelines have been introduced to prevent the risk of transmission of the virus, and keep staff and the food supply chain safe.

‘Huge jump’ in demand for Meals on Wheels

THERE is a huge demand for Bass Coast Health’s Meals on Wheel service as our most vulnerable residents are encouraged to stay indoors, and family and friends are unable to assist with cooking and shopping due to COVID-19. “I have never seen anything like

SG Water accused after Cape storm

I struggle to articulate my frustrations and disgust regarding the deplorable state of the stormwater system at Cape Paterson. These struggles are further heightened by South Gippsland Water’s apparent inability to care sufficiently to ensure that their infrastructure that can cope with the frequent

Officially Bass Coast still has ‘two positives’

THE Office of the Minister for Health, The Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC, has sought to clarify today, Sunday, April 5, an apparent disparity between the official COVID-19 count for Bass Coast on the DHHS website and the number of people who have actually tested

Bass Coast Police COVID unit goes door-to-door

POLICE in regional areas have ramped up their COVID-19 patrols, enforcing the rules that apply to two-person gathering and leaving the home. Bass Coast Police have established a COVID-19 unit which has a list of addresses in the local area that they are visiting

Testing ramped up as Bass Coast hits 4 cases

THE number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bass Coast has doubled, admittedly off a low base, to four cases, prompting a renewed call from local health authorities to “stay home”. Meanwhile, according to figures released by the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS),

Bad weather is good news for your health

ANOTHER 10mm to 25mm of rain is expected in Wonthaggi tomorrow, Sunday, April 5, 2020, encouraging people to stick to the ‘Stay Home’ directive on coronavirus. And while the weather is expected to improve through Wednesday (20 degrees cloudy) and Thursday (21 degrees sunny),

Should we make face masks compulsory?

WHO would have thought that the coronavirus pandemic would prompt people to pull out the old sewing machine? But that’s exactly what’s been happening, according to Jodie Dunbar of the Wonthaggi Sewing and Vacuum Centre located at 167 Graham Street, Wonthaggi. And she says

Most hear ‘go home’ appeal but not all

THE Canberra Times is reporting that people heading from the nation’s capital to holiday on the South Coast of NSW could find their getaway ends up with an arrest. It hasn’t got to that stage along the Bass Coast but it’s clearly being seen

Healthcare staff need PPE – can you help?

BASS Coast Health is calling on the community to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), amid growing concerns healthcare services will run out of essential safety equipment. Bass Coast Health is seeking supplies of hand sanitiser, gloves, booties, gowns, masks, hair nets, face shields and

Publication break for Sentinel-Times

THE South Gippsland Sentinel-Times is taking a break from publishing the printed version of the paper for the time being. Certainly the ‘Job Keeper’ package announced by the Government during the week was something of a gamer changer, providing encouragement for business to either

South Gippsland records first COVID-19 case

SOUTH Gippsland has officially recorded its first case of coronavirus in regional figures released by the Department of Health and Human Services yesterday afternoon, Saturday, March 28. The number of cases in Bass Coast stays at two, although anecdotally at least, one of the

Not confused about beach closures?

…you will be! STAFF members from the Bass Coast Shire Council have been driving around today posting “beach closed” signs at all the main beaches across the shire. They’ve even headed up narrow lanes to fix signs to the entrances to remote beaches like