16 April 2020
All three levels of governments continue to work together to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions and social distancing measures have changed the way we live, interact and do business.
To find the most up-to-date information, health advice, current social distancing measures, and support available, please head to www.australia.gov.au, download the Coronavirus Australia App from Google Play/Apple Store or send a message to +61 400 253 787 on WhatsApp.
You will also find a link to a symptom checker on this site.
We have implemented several new health and safety measures to keep our staff and community safe.
Remain open to the public during normal business hours but we ask everyone to follow the directions from the Department of Health about self-isolation, hygiene and social distancing.
Please do not visit our offices if you have returned from overseas or interstate within the last 14 days, have been in contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19, or are feeling unwell.
It will take a whole of community effort to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of infection to manageable levels. With this in mind, please also consider whether a face-to-face visit to our offices is necessary or whether we can assist you by other means:
You can find information on our website, www.tatiara.sa.gov.au and we are available on the phone, 08 8752 1044, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook Messenger during business hours.
In accordance with the Australian Government’s directions, all libraries are closed, until further notice.
Our online services remain available at https://onecard.network/client/en_AU/bordertown, through the Libraries SA App or the Libby App. Please call us at the library if we can help you navigate these.
We are now offering a "Click and Collect" Services. Please see the Library News in this newsletter. Further information regarding these and other services is by calling the library on 08 8752 1473 or by emailing email@example.com.
Visitor Information Services
On weekends have been suspended.
The Walkway Gallery and Clayton Farm
Are closed in accordance with Federal Government directions until further notice.
Kerbside Bin Collection
Will continue as normal.
Waste Transfer Stations
Council’s Waste Transfer Stations continue to operate regular hours. Council staff will, however, not be able to assist with unloading waste/recycling from vehicles. Please observe social distancing and good hygiene practices.
Council’s cemeteries remain open. Please observe social distancing principles. Please also note that in accordance with the Australian Government’s directions, funerals can only be attended by a maximum of 10 people, and the rule of 1 person/ 4 m2 applies.
Bordertown Civic Centre, Keith Institute, public halls, sporting venues
In accordance with social distancing directions, all community facilities remain closed to the public, until further notice.
Council’s public conveniences remain open at this stage.
The May Council Meeting, and further Council meetings, will be supported by video conferencing.
We have increased the frequency of cleaning at our public facilities that remain open.
Open for Business
We know this is a difficult time for everyone, small and large businesses, families and single person households, young and old. We have listed a few websites and contacts that provide information about available support in this newsletter. Please contact us if we can help in other ways.
We have also made contact with many businesses and are working closely with the Tatiara Business Association to share information and promote our local businesses. We have put together a list detailing how local businesses are operating during the COVID-19 crisis. Head to the Visit Tatiara website -https://visittatiara.com.au/stay/tatiara-business-directory/ - for up to date information, including a handy printable version. If you'd like to add your business or service to the list, please get in touch with us via email or on Facebook.
Section 182 of the Local Government Act 1999 provides that councils can grant rates relief due to hardship or extenuating circumstances. Please contact us at the office if you are experiencing hardship, phone 8752 1044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work through these changes and challenging times.
Please stay safe, be kind and look out for each other.