Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a contagious viral infection that causes mild respiratory illness in most people. Presentation can range from no symptoms to severe illness with potentially life-threatening complications, particularly in people who are vulnerable to infections. Signs of infection include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Council is currently monitoring the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 both within Australia and internationally. At this point in time we have determined that our local priorities are to:
- minimise risk to the health and wellbeing of our staff and the broader community;
- continue to operate business as usual for as long as circumstances permit; and
- be guided by Australian and State government protocols and the advice of relevant health experts
Information & Advice
The South Australian Government has issued a stay at home direction to all South Australians. The Stay at Home period will begin at 12.01 am on Thursday 19 November will end on 12:01 am on Wednesday 25 November 2020.
For more information visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response
For information on how the Government is monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms, visit:
SA Health - sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019
Australian Government Department of Health - health.gov.au
Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080.
Anyone with concerns about breaches of self-isolation or self-quarantine orders should call Crime Stoppers South Australia on 1800 333 000.
The Australian Red Cross has been activated to support the local community through the COVID-19 pandemic by offering psychosocial support through the Telecross REDi service. Those who require calls can register online https://register.redcross.org.au/ or contact Red Cross on 1800 188 071.
The Salvation Army continues to provide support confidentially through Affordable SA on 1800 025 539 or at www.affordablesa.com.au
Council understands that the rapidly changing social and economic environment that is being driven by the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a significant number of our businesses, organisations and community groups under considerable pressure.
Council will continue to work closely with our community on a range of different service offerings, however it is important to note that we are not in a position to provide legal, financial, or industrial relations advice. Instead, we recommend that you continue to work with your normal legal and/or financial advisors during these testing times, as they are in the best position to assist you.
What we can do to help you navigate your way through these troubled times is to steer you to a variety of reputable information sources that may be of assistance. The following web links may be therefore of interest to you. They will be updated on a regular basis.
If you have urgent enquiries or would like more information from Council please contact either Steve Chapple, Director Development Services on 0427 946 783 or at email@example.com or Roger Babolka, Manager Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
As State Government provides updates on the current COVID-19 situation and restrictions, Council will provide relevant COVID-Safe Plans for each facility where public activities are undertaken. Copies of all of Council's current COVID-Safe Plans are available below to assist users of the facilities develop their own plans specific to their activity conducted in that facility.
23 November 2020 - Council services re-open - Read it here
19 November 2020 - Council's non-essential services closed - Read it here
17 November 2020 - Pools and Lake Closed - Read it here
12 May 2020 - Getting Back to Business - Read it here
11 May 2020 - Wattle Range Council service centres getting back to business - Read it here
11 May 2020 - Council prepares to support business in recovery - Read it here