Alerts

Latest Council update regarding COVID-19

Alert issued 24/09/2021 4:14pm

Visit here for the latest Public Health Orders from the NSW Government

Services restored

Camden War Memorial Pool will re-open from Monday 27 September, with the following safety measures in place:

  • Patrons must use the QR Code upon entry;
  • Masks will be required to be worn at all times in the facility unless in the pool;
  • There will be no bookings for entry – walk ins and casual use only;
  • Access to the facility will be for a maximum period of two hours per patron;
  • Max numbers will be determined by the four meter square rule;
  • There will be no more than 10 people allowed per lane at the one time;
  • Families will be restricted to a maximum of five people per visit, and must be immediate family members and remain together at all times; and
  • There will be no programs conducted at the pool such as swim club, squad training or aqua fitness.

As there is no requirement in the current Public Health Order for patrons to be vaccinated to enter outdoor swimming pools, this will not be a condition of entry for this facility.

Council is consulting with health authorities and other agencies to receive clarification on how we can coordinate the reopening of other facilities, like our water play spaces and Mount Annan Leisure Centre, in adherence to the health advice.

Cancellations and closures

We have introduced a number of precautionary measures until 30 September to protect members of the community, our staff and volunteers.

These include:

  • Cancellation or postponement of all non-essential events, library programs and in person meetings;
  • Closure of Council’s Customer Service Centre in Oran Park, the cancellation of all meetings with the Duty Planner and a suspension of all JP services;
  • Closure of Camden, Oran Park and Narellan Libraries;
  • Closure of Narellan and Camden Library Customer Service Hubs;
  • Closure of our community facilities;
  • Closure of Julia Reserve Community Centre;
  • Closure of Alan Baker Art Gallery;
  • Closure of the Camden Civic Centre;
  • Closure of Mount Annan Leisure Centre;
  • Closure of busking sites;
  • Home library deliveries will be cancelled and Library return chutes will be closed. Residents will be able to hold their items until it is safe to return them. Fines will not be imposed during this period;
  • Changes have been made to the operation of our animal holding facility, which is now operating by appointment only; and
  • Closure of the Visitor Information Centre.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 from NSW Health, go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/

Services running as usual

As we continue to make some changes to our services in response to the COVID-19 situation, here are some of our services that are still operating:

  • The availability of our Duty Planner and Customer Service Team, which you can reach via phone (4654 7777) or email (mail@camden.nsw.gov.au) to help you with DAs or any enquiries or issues you may have
  • Operational services like waste, essential parks maintenance, city presentation and kerb-side pickup services
  • The lodgement of customer requests and enquires via Council’s app (App Store or Google Play) or our website
  • The lodgement of DAs via the NSW Planning Portal
  • Our events, activities and library programs, which are moving online where possible
  • Inspections, with safety measures in place as required by NSW Government Health Orders and advice
  • Our Family Day Care service

For info on JP services, visit: www.jp.nsw.gov.au/findajp

$113 Million COVID-19 Recovery Package

Council is helping the community with Stage 3 of its relief package to help get Camden back on its feet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest COVID-19 case locations

Visit here for the latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW, and what you need to do if you have visited these locations.

$16.8 Million COVID-19 Support Package

Council is helping the community with a $16.8 million support package for residents and local businesses suffering the shock of COVID-19.

This package is Stages 1 and 2 of the three-stage relief plan.