Camden Council has today announced a raft of temporary closures of its facilities in a bid to help minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Council says essential services will not be impacted at this stage.
But from Monday, the following facilities will be closed:
- Camden, Narellan and Oran Park Libraries;
- Camden Civic Centre;
- Alan Baker Art Gallery;
- Camden Visitor Information Centre;
- Mount Annan Leisure Centre;
- Camden War Memorial Pool and all community centres and halls.
Next week’s ordinary council meeting has already been cancelled.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the safety of the community, customers and staff was council’s top priority.
“These were difficult decisions to make, but we believe it is in the best interest of our community,” Cr Fedeli said.
“It is crucial that we continue to follow advice from NSW Health by practising social distancing and, when recommended, self-isolation,” Cr Fedeli said.
“As the situation changes daily, we will continue to review our operations and services and keep the community informed.”
Council’s Animal Care Facility is also now operating by appointment only. Residents can make an appointment to view and adopt a pet by calling 0418 530 492.
Campbelltown Council has temporarily suspended programs and services offered at leisure and fitness facilities from today, but there have not been any announcements of closures of facilities, nor cancellations of meetings.
It is understood the director of city governance Phu Nguyen has been nominated to lead management of the issue at Campbelltown Council.