COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Updates

Council and Service NSW offices are open

With the COVID-19 situation in Coonamble being very stable over a significant period, Council has decided to re-open its Office and the Service NSW Agency on Wednesday 13 May 2020 with the following conditions:

  • Only one (1) person at a time allowed in both the Council Office and the Service NSW Agency.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres will be strictly enforced in each location.
  • Each customer has a 15 minute time limit in each location.

Council is doing everything possible to keep its staff and the community safe while continuing to deliver services in an efficient and practical manner. It is essential that we all continue to play our part in combating the spread of this virus and it is important that we remain focused and not become complacent.

Additionally, the following facilities and services are closed;
  • Libraries although a 'Call and Collect' service and Borrowbox is up and running.  Contact your librarian for more information or ph 6827 1925.
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Caravan park to new visitors, although overnight stays are permitted  
  • Youth Centre, after school and holiday program 
  • Museum

Keeping up to date

The following links will help the community to stay informed -

Stop the spread
The following simple measures will prevent the spread of the virus and help protect the community – so please adhere to them:
  • Hand hygiene – regularly clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitiser. 
  • Cough etiquette – cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or use your elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay home – avoid close contact with people unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms, and stay home if you have these symptoms.
  • Touching – avoid touching your face and avoid shaking hands with others.
  • Social distancing– reduce the number of close physical (1.5m between people) and social contacts.  This now also means only two people can gather in public and stay at home unless you are: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. 
  • People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection

To help identify COVID-19 symptoms the Australian Government, Department of Health have released this easy to follow chart. What should you do if you or someone you know has COVID-19 like symptoms? Initially assess symptoms against this poster.

Public Health Order 

Public health orders have been issued to protect the community and reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection. To find out more go to the NSW Government website.

What should I do if I’ve come into contact with a person with COVID-19

If you have been identified as a contact of a person with a confirmed COVID-19 infection the Public Health Unit will contact you with advice.  You need to isolate yourself at home for 14 days after contact with the infected person and monitor yourself and report any symptoms.  If you believe you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case but haven’t been contacted by the Public Health Unit and you are still concerned, or you have cold or flu like symptoms contact the National COVID-19 Triage 24/7 hotline on 1800 020 080, or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.  Refer to NSW Government COVID-19 FAQ for more information. 

Local Government Updates

Council is receiving updates from the Office of Local Government which continue to support Council's operations and assist Council comply with COVID-19 restrictions and public health orders. Contact Council directly with specific questions about local facilities and services.