Some lovely sharing of positive art and messaging on community Facebook Pages like https://www.facebook.com/OxleyVictoria/. See if your local community has one similar.
The local council here, Rural City of Wangaratta have prepared information for the business and community and their services available on their website. Updates are also printed in the local newspaper and enquiries are still welcomed by telephone.
Are offering a terrific range of online services from a Click and Collect Service, an Online Book Club and StoryTime for the little ones and more. Most of these updates are made via their Facebook page.
Local Digital Hub
Wangaratta’s Digital Hub are still busy supporting people to get connected by telephone.
State Library of Victoria has a huge range of online collections, including digitized newspapers, diaries, photographs, e-books, journals and music as well as galleries of their past exhibitions. Join for free here www.slv.vic.gov.au/keep-exploring-world
North East Health (Wangaratta’s public hospital) have continued to developed their TeleHealth over recent years. https://www.northeasthealth.org.au/telehealth/
During COVID-19 they are providing Regular Updates via Facebook and the local paper.
Local Neighbourhood House
Pangerang Community House have increased their online and phone presence while they are unable to keep their physical doors open.
Some preschools are offering storytelling and zoom time for little ones to see the familiar faces of their carers and friends. Some have prepared activity packs for parents to collect and take home.
Local General Stores
Some General Stores and other food outlets began stocking more staple food locally saving many unnecessary travel into the ‘city’ Wangaratta.
Setting up an online shop for a small producer can be time consuming, expensive and overwhelming. You maybe able to collaborate with another local producer who already has an online shop to sell your products.
Wednesday’s Parmy night is still on! Take away!
Some restaurants like Brown Brothers have been able to create new service for locals, producing high quality home delivered meals. https://brownbrothers.rezdy.com/388728/browns-to-you
Some local cafes have been able to adapt and sell pick up ready made meals.
Local Fast Food Chains
The local McDonalds have collaborated with Menu Log for home deliveries.
A variety of shops now offering phone orders and home deliveries