Mayor's Statement - COVID-19 Update 18 Nov 2020
As we experienced earlier in the year, the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation. The State Government has issued further directions this afternoon to enforce ‘circuit breaker’ restrictions as of midnight tonight for the next six days in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide.
The full list of restrictions can be found at the State Government’s COVID-19 websitehttps://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response
Below, I would like to outline Port Pirie Regional Council’s response to these directions. Please remember it is early days and we may need to make adjustments to these as required. If and when we do, please be assured that we will communicate these with our communities.
Council Services Closed as of 12.01am 19 November 2020
- Port Pirie Regional Library
- Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre
- Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
- Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre
- Crystal Brook Swimming Pool
- Port Pirie and Crystal Brook Waste Transfer Stations (open for kerbside collections only).
** Council’s Administration Centre (115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie) and Crystal Brook Office (Bowman Street, Crystal Brook) will be closed but staff will be available to answer any phone or email enquiries.
Council Services Remaining Operational
- Administration Centre and Crystal Brook Office receiving phone and email enquiries (Port Pirie Administration Centre – 8633 9777, Crystal Brook Office 8636 2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kerbside collections will continue as normal.
- Animal control still available (for emergency issues only eg. attacks)
- Emergency response still available
Council Rates Notices
Council rates notices have been issued and those who receive these by email will start to receive them in the coming days.
Those who wish to make payments can do so online or at the Australia Post branch.
Trusted Sources of Information
We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time with lots of information and often rumours circulating. This can create a lot of anxiety and impact upon our mental health and wellbeing. I encourage you all to rely on trusted sources of information including the State Government’s COVID-19 website (https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/) and the SA Health website (www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019).
We are closely monitoring the situation which is changing rapidly and will provide you with regularly updated information as soon as it becomes available.
We understand this is a difficult and anxious time for everyone and it is vitally important to take care of each other and protect our loved ones and wider community by following these directions. By taking strong action now, we have a very good chance of getting on top of the outbreak and preventing further spread to ensure we can all enjoy a safe and happy Christmas with our loved ones.
- Mayor Leon Stephens