Bega Valley Shire Council has moved to close all playgrounds and barbecue areas across the shire as the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate.
The communal social gathering sites have been deemed areas of increased risk regarding the spread of the virus and as such their use will not be permitted for the foreseeable future.
Signage is being installed to notify the community and BVSC is imploring everyone to adhere to the message and the need for social distancing guidelines to be followed by all of us
"We also now have a dedicated COVID-19 page on our website that includes the information from NSW Health and the other key agencies, business support and the status of all council facilities and services," BVSC said. Click here
Meanwhile, the Zingel Place customer service area in Bega is now closed to the public. BVSC customer service staff are still available to provide services and support the community. Call them on 6499 2222 or email email@example.com
The Bega Valley Bushfire Recovery Service is now closed - that's both the Bega Centre and Mobile Outreach Service.
"This is a move that weighs heavily on us given the level of need in our community following summer's bushfires.
"Our recovery team is still at work though, and right now are looking at how they can continue to provide the highest possible level of support."
You can still reach them via the Recovery Hotline on 6499 2345 or the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
All community halls are now closed and any local markets on council land or council-managed Crown Land are cancelled until further notice.
Waste transfer stations will remain open for the time being, but there will be no cash sales, staff will only accept card transactions to dispose of waste. All tip shops are now closed.
The Bega Valley Regional Gallery and all shire swimming pools are also closed until further notice.
All shire libraries are operating reduced services, with customers no longer able to browse the collections.
Instead, a 'takeaway' service is being introduced, allowing users to select materials online or by phoning ahead and then collecting their orders at their branch library.
For the latest, up to date information head to: www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
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