COVID-19: How Council is responding to the Coronavirus

COVID-19: How Council is responding to the Coronavirus

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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