Mayor's Statement - COVID-19 Update
It is unfortunate that as we enter the final weeks of 2020, we are faced with a potential second wave of COVID-19 in South Australia following news of an outbreak in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. However, I am positive that the strength and resilience shown by our community and others around our state will help us to get through this uncertain time.
Port Pirie Regional Council has taken advice from Belgravia Leisure and the Office of Recreation & Sport following the State Government’s announcement and the Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre and Crystal Brook Swimming Pool are now temporarily closed until further notice. At this time all other Council services remain unchanged. We will keep you updated on any further service changes if and when they occur.
I encourage you to comply with the directions of the State Government and SA Health. Having restrictions imposed can be frustrating but if we comply with these measures now, we are more likely to reduce the length and severity of the virus’ impact and hopefully, prevent it from entering our region.
The State authorities have guided us through the early stages of the pandemic and South Australia has emerged as one of the most fortunate states in the most fortunate country. Now it is time to once again place our trust in their advice and direction to guide us through to the other side.
Let’s use this outbreak as a good reminder to not become complacent and instead, to remain vigilant with our social distancing and hygiene measures. This includes:
- Maintaining physical distancing (1.5 metres)
- Being aware that distancing requirements have changed to one person per 4 square metres (previously one person every 2 square metres)
- Keeping up hand washing and sanitising.
- Wiping down surfaces before and after use.
- Staying home if you are unwell.
We all need to work together and do our part to stop the spread of the virus and ensure that we can enjoy the festive season with our loved ones.