Council services revised as strategy implemented to reduce spread of COVID-19

Council services revised as strategy implemented to reduce spread of COVID-19

Posted on: 18.03.2020

Wollondilly Council is updating its services based on the evolving advice from NSW Health, continuing to provide essential services as well as scaling back face-to-face services to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Matthew Deeth said that vital services would be kept running, but in some cases they would have to be approached in a different way.

“Council is doing its bit to stop the spread of coronavirus in support of the community and to decrease the pressure on our health services,” he said.

“Our key focus also is the health and safety of our staff in these challenging times.”

“This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are monitoring it closely and making decisions accordingly,” he said.

While as many staff as possible are being asked to work from home, services such as waste collection and road maintenance will continue and Council’s front counter will remain staffed, with protective measures in place such as sanitiser at the door.

Residents are being encouraged to do their business with Council on-line as much as possible.

“Our advice is not to come in unless you have to, but call us on 4677 1100 or visit wollondilly.nsw.gov.au to seek assistance,” Mayor Deeth said.

Major events such as the Band Together 2020 and Illuminate Wollondilly as well as Youth Week and Seniors events have been put on hold in response to advice that the virus is more likely to spread in large crowds.

The Wollondilly Library will be closed from today along with mobile library services. Dilly Wanderer operations have also been put on hold and pool operations are being reviewed. Children’s Services will also be monitored and reviewed as the situation changes.

For information on Council’s events schedule and important links to Health Authorities visit Council’s website page https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/emergency-information/disaster-and-public-health/covid-19-updates/