COVID-19: How Council is responding to the Coronavirus

COVID-19: How Council is responding to the Coronavirus

Walgett Shire Council COVID-19 Safety Plans 2020

Walgett Visitor Information Centre: COVID-19 Safety Plan Walgett Visitor Information Centre.pdf1

Walgett Big Sky Library: Covid-19-Safety-Plan- Walgett Library

Walgett Shire Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds: Covid-19-safety-plan-camping-grounds-and-caravan-parks 02.06.2020

Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise the following primitive camping grounds are now open;

Burren Junction Bore Baths & Primitive Camp Grounds

Collarenebri Primitive Camp Grounds

Alex Trevallion Primitive Camp Grounds in Walgett

We remind you that social distancing is still required for all activities in parks and current rules on public gatherings continue to apply.

Covid-19-safety-plan-camping-grounds-and-caravan-parks 02.06.2020

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From 1 June pubs, clubs and restaurants to have up to 50 customers, subject to a one person per four square metre rule, and with strict physical distancing guidelines. More at

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Anyone who is feeling unwell with a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19 or has redeveloped the symptoms should get tested. If you’ve tested negative for COVID-19 previously, it doesn’t mean you can’t get infected by it later. Find a COVID-19 clinic at

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If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence call the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

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ℹ️ More info on restrictions & what you can + can’t do:
? Call the 24/7hr NSW COVID-19 Hotline on 13 77 88 for advice & support on non-health related COVID-19 enquiries.
? Download the Service NSW app to receive the latest COVID-19 updates. For (iOS) >, for Google Play (Android) >
? If you’re concerned you have COVID-19, please call the national Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
? 1800RESPECT, Service NSW and the Coronavirus hotline are all clients of the national Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).


How to make your retail space COVID safe

What you need to know to make your retail space safe, look after your employees and give your customers confidence to shop with you.

Get your workplace COVID safe and staff ready

Start preparing now for staff to return to a safe, healthy and hygienic work environment.

Have symptoms?

Come forward and get tested even if you only have mild symptoms like a cough. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

What employers need to do

What all staff need to do

  • Stay home if you are sick, even if your symptoms are minor.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose with unwashed (or gloved) hands.
  • Regularly clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water, or alcohol based hand rub.
  • When you cough and sneeze cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or a flexed elbow. Put tissues in the bin.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay 1.5 metre away from others (two arms length).
  • Seek medical advice if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath (call your doctor or healthdirect on 1800 022 222).



Covid Resources for Businesses




Walgett Local Emergency Management Committee Community Action Plan

Non-Essential Services Exemption – Rest Stop Facilities

Media Release 03-04-20 NSW Government – $10000 grants to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling COVID-19

Media Release 03-04-2020 – Council COVID-19 update

Media Release 31-03-2020 – Update on closure of Council facilities – COVID-19


Media Release 23-03-2020 – Walgett Shire Council – COVID-19

Prime Minister Statement 24 March 2020

Lightning Ridge Tourist Attractions operating hours as at 25 March 2020





There are lots of practical options being promoted to help businesses adapt to the current situations, we thought we would share some of these with you, if you have any great ideas we would love to hear them at :

  • For restaurants, cafe’s, pubs, clubs etc, consider takeaway food/beverage options or home delivery
  • For those with a product, encourage online ordering or private shopping
  • Promote the purchasing of vouchers to be used at a later date
  • Consider outdoor service delivery to comply with social distancing

Tourism e-School have written an action plan for tourism businesses with some practical things to help guide your focus right now, and then 4 more ideas to think about working on in the coming months. Click here to read:

Tourism Tribe have developed a free guide for the tourism industry to assist in your business’ marketing activities moving forward. Download the guide here – Marketing strategies to implement to survive COVID-19.

Relief Assistance:

Useful Resources:

Staying Emotionally Well during Uncertain Times

How to explain coronavirus to kids

FACE COVID: How to respond effectively to the corona crisis

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