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COVID 19 Update

20th November 2020
Chief Executive Officer, Deb Larwood provides an update on Covid 19

South Australia will be implementing a circuit breaker from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 for the next six days.

South Australia will pause, and people will need to remain at home for the next six days.

The following list is not complete we are currently working through the restrictions but are current at the time of this post.

The following will be permitted to remain OPERATIONAL to maintain critical services only:

  • Critical infrastructure including power, telecommunications, water
  • Supermarkets for essential food
  • Bottle shops
  • Medical supplies and medical services
  • Public transport
  • Airport and essential freight
  • Petrol stations
  • Post Offices and Banking institutions
  • Child care and schools for essential services workers only
  • Veterinary
  • Essential agriculture services
  • Factories remain open for essential machinery upkeep and production of essential products only
  • Mining and smelting for continuity and to prevent damage.

People will only be able to leave the house for the following reasons:

  • To go to work as an emergency services worker or to worker providing essential services
  • For agricultural work
  • To receive medical care including seeking COVID-19 testing
  • To obtain medical supplies
  • One person from the household once a day to attend supermarkets to obtain essential supplies
  • Organised end of life visits
  • In an emergency situation.


The following businesses will CLOSE:

  • Takeaway food services
  • Shops (excluding essential food services)
  • Universities and tertiary education facilities
  • Pubs/restaurants/cafĂ©/food courts
  • Elective surgery/ except cancer
  • Open inspections and auctions
  • Fly in fly out worker
  • Aged care  and disability facilities will go into lockdown
  • Construction industry
  • Holiday homes and other holiday accommodation and no further bookings
  • Wedding and funerals cancelled and banned
  • Outdoor sport/fitness/exercise not permitted
  • Regional travel not permitted

Please remain calm and be patient while we work together to get this information out to the community of South Australia.

Current Direction details

This direction may be cited as the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Stay at home No 2) Direction 2020.

It came into effect at 12.01 am on Friday 20 November 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Stay at home) Direction 2020.

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 offers all 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 is temporarily closed, staff are manning phones during normal hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. When visiting the office for Centrelink Access, please adhere to the safe distancing requirements of 1.5 metres and good hygiene practices. Customers will be limited to 3 at a time. Masks must be worn when attending the Council Office.

Council is constantly assessing service delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak and advise the following measure have been taken: Both free camping areas stays are restricted and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis . The playgrounds and Lions/Apex Park Toilets are temporarily closed. The Council Chambers is unavailable for public use. The drinking fountain remains out of use.

From 21 August 2020, you must have a COVID Marshal:

COVID Management Plan


COVID Marshal Training

If you are unsure if you are required to have a COVID Marshal or COVID Plan, please contact the Government of South Australia on 1800 253 787 or via their website:

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 Officer