Griffith City Council is continuing to review health advice from NSW Health and the commonwealth and state governments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, Council has put into place changes to address public safety.
General Manager Brett Stonestreet said Council was monitoring the NSW Health site www.health.nsw.gov.au and liaising with other government agencies to ensure a best practice response.
“It is disappointing to have to cancel our events and close facilities. But these decisions will not be made lightly. We can all play a part in slowing the spread of the virus by reducing contact between people unless absolutely necessary,” Mr Stonestreet said.
These interim measures are in line with state and federal government advisories about outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people and non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people emphasising the importance of social distancing of 1.5m between people at all times.
Changes to Council Services:
Access to Council Premises and Facilities
Council is constantly monitoring the situation modifying services accordingly. The community is encouraged to avoid face-to-face contact where possible.
Alcohol-based hand sanitiser has been placed at Council facilities and visitors are encouraged to regularly wash their hands and maintain social distancing.