Sheed’s plea for Shepparton

ALMOST a third of the Greater Shepparton’s population has been forced into isolation, affecting local food suppliers from providing the community with its most basic needs.

“Shepparton supermarkets have been identified as exposure sites – one major outlet has been closed, others are telling us that their staff rates have been reduced by 80 percent today,” said Independent Member for Shepparton District, Suzanna Sheed.

“In addition to ensuring that our most vulnerable people are supported through regular government agencies, people need to know that they can get deliveries of food and medications.”

To ensure Greater Shepparton receives the support necessary to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sheed has appealed to the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, expressing the district’s critical needs.

These were more staff for GV Health, more testing stations, assistance for supermarkets, greater resources for the COVID hotline, as well as information and urgent access to vaccines.