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Council's Response to COVID-19
The District Council of Cleve has implemented measures and enforced closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and State and Federal Government recommendations.
Services & Facilities Closed & Not Available for Public Use:
- Cleve Community Library
- Council Depot
- Cleve District Hall & Cleve RSL Hall
- Council’s buildings & equipment including Council’s portable toilets are closed for bookings and hiring
- Turnbull Park Playground & Jumping Pillow in Arno Bay
- Cleve Centenary Park / Cleve Lions Park Playground
- Cleve Skate Park
- All playgrounds in the district – Arno Bay Community Sporting Complex, Darke Peak Sporting Complex and Rudall Community Sporting Complex
- All campgrounds & associated toilets - Yeldulknie Weir & Carappee Hill
Council Services & Facilities still Operational:
- Kerbside rubbish & recycling collection
- Maintaining & cleaning public conveniences
- Street maintenance
- Road works
- Providing a Centrelink Agency
- Providing a Bank SA Agency
You can make payments for rates, debtor invoices, dog registration renewals and development applications over the phone with a credit card or by direct credit by your financial institutions internet banking.
If you must visit the Council Office, we ask that you please ensure you follow the following recommendations:
- If you are unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please DO NOT ENTER.
- Ensure you stand behind the designated lines at the front counter to maintain the social distancing requirements of 1.5m between people.
- Carry out card based transactions in preference to using cash.
Other Important Information:
Non-essential travel is not recommended. Examples of necessary travel include: specialist appointments, medical needs, essential supplies.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME unless it is for medical needs, food shopping (sending one family member), work/education that cannot be done from home and for limited exercise away from other people.
In light of announcements by the Federal Government as at 31 March 2020, the following recommendations and restrictions are in place:
- Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people.
- Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education.
- It is recommended that people aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.
- Pubs, licensed clubs and hotels (excluding accommodation), gyms, skate parks, indoor sporting venues, cinemas, beauty salons, play centres and outside playgrounds, places of worship and other public places must be closed. There are restrictions on attendance at weddings, funerals and outdoor fitness classes. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.
Fines are now in place of $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for businesses failing to self-isolate. SA Police will be issuing on-the-spot fines and random checks on both individuals and businesses. South Australian’s are encouraged to notify police of those not adhering to these laws.
Advice remains that social distancing and hand hygiene are the most effective way to slow the spread. Slowing the spread is critical and we all have a part to play.
The Commonwealth and State Governments will continue to put out advice regarding these measures and any restrictions on movement. Please see the below websites for updated information:
SA HEATH - https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - https://www.health.gov.au/
Please stay safe and look out for one another. Together we can fight this.