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COVID 19 Update

14th May 2020
Chief Executive Officer, Deb Larwood provides an update on Covid 19

Council is working closely with the Local Government Association of SA, liaising with the Eyre and Far North Local Health Network and monitoring State and Federal Government websites in the interest of keeping informed in respect to the Coronavirus to ensure the best outcomes for our district. Our priority is in maintaining the health and wellbeing of staff, customers and all members of our community. We ask that you please be alert as to the symptoms of Coronavirus, including a fever and cough and self-isolate if required. If your experience these symptoms or you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of Covid-19 we recommend seeking medical help and  ringing ahead before presenting to the medical practice .

Council is applying social distancing and good hygiene practices and urges all members of the community to implement these measures in line with the Department of Health recommendations. As a result Council is minimizing face to face contact and encourages all residents to use an alternate method of communication such as phone or email when possible. We also encourage those who need to pay rates, debtors or make other payments to do so via online means. If you require assistance with these payments please phone the Administration Office on 08 8627 2026 or email

Council would like to notify the public that the Council Office has reopened and returned to normal hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. When visiting the office, please adhere to the safe distancing requirements of 1.5 metres and good hygiene practices. Customers will be limited to 5 at a time.

Council is constantly assessing service delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak and wish to advise the following measure have been taken: Our southern free camping area is now open as normal for stays up to 5 nights. The playgrounds have reopened however, we request that safe distancing and good hygiene practices be maintained and numbers in the playground be limited to 10 at any one time. The Council Chambers will now be available for public use in some circumstances. The drinking fountain remains out of use. The Gawler Ranges Historical Museum remains closed.

We urge all community members to stay calm and to adhere to instructions and protocols provided by Government and authoritative bodies. Council will be constantly monitoring the situation and will endeavour to keep the public updated through the sharing of information as soon as it becomes available. Please monitor our Facebook page and share with those who may not have access to social media. Information can also be accessed through the following websites:

SA Health -
Department of Health -
World Health Organisation -

We are currently experiencing challenging times and Council asks our community to look after each other and stay safe.

Deb Larwood
Chief Executive Office