Central Highlanders are urged to complete a survey on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives.
The Central Highlands Regional Council survey opens on 9 June 2020 with an online version on council’s Have Your Say platform. Paper copies will be available in council libraries and customer service centres.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said it was about gathering data to evaluate and inform existing social services and attract resources to fill gaps.
‘From living situations, employment status, internet connectivity to mental well-being, this survey is a stocktake of how people in the Central Highlands have coped with the pandemic and how their lives have changed since it began,’ Mayor Hayes said.
‘This data is important for council, local support agencies and other levels of government, to not assume but have evidence of the impacts COVID-19 has had and continues to have, and to work towards providing support that’s needed.’
Mayor Hayes urged people to complete the 25-question survey.
‘Whilst we appreciate that the impacts of COVID-19 are still current and that members of our community are enduring levels of hardship; it is important to take time to participate in the survey to ensure recovery and appropriate response starts sooner.’