With the current North East bushfire situation and air quality, BHS has made some modifications to our community based programs, all participants have been notified. It is business as usual for the Urgent Care Centre, Acute Unit, Community Health and Residential Aged Care facility.

In the event of a bushfire, BHS will implement our emergency management plan. In the event of a bushfire, community members should follow the advice of the emergency services. The Vic Emergency website is the most reliable source of information. https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Download the Vic Emergency app from the App Store or Google Play. Continue to listen to ABC Radio or ABC 24 on your television.

We encourage every community member to have a Bushfire Survival Plan and to practice it. To find out more about Neighbourhood Safer Places – Places of Last Resort please visit the Indigo Shire Council Website.

The Neighbourhood Safer Places – Places of Last Resort in Beechworth are:

• Memorial Hall, Ford Street

• Police Paddocks, High Street

VicEmergency Hotline – freecall 1800 226 226 Emergency Management Victoria https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/

Indigo Shire Council: https://www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au/

Environment Protection Authority Victoria: https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/

Information regarding the use of facemasks