COVID-19 - How We're Managing the Risk

Due to the current global situation involving COVID-19, Camden Council is taking a number of measures to reduce the spreading of the virus and protect its residents, visitors and staff.

Information surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing. We encourage you to visit the NSW Government website for the most up-to-date information. There, you will also find the latest advice on how to protect yourself.

$16.8 Million COVID-19 Support Package

Camden Council has announced a $16.8 million support package for residents and local businesses suffering the shock of COVID-19.

The relief package will have three stages to be rolled out over the next six months. Stage Three, or the recovery phase of the package, will be tailored in coming weeks, once the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Camden community becomes clearer. It will include a mix of major projects, events and activations and grants and financial support mechanisms for business and community groups.

Messaging

Camden Council is striving to keep residents, visitors and staff informed on how to best protect themselves from COVID-19. This has involved messaging on its website and social media on handwashing, covering when coughing or sneezing, social distancing and more. For the most up-to-date information on self-protection, please visit the NSW Government website.

Changes to events and services

Head here for a full list of changes to events and services.

Crisis Management Team

Council has established a Crisis Management Team to oversee how it can deal with the constantly evolving situation. Residents are being informed as soon as possible if further services are being affected.

Support for the community

This time can be difficult for many, which is why we are providing a list of available mental health support services.

Support for businesses

We are supporting businesses who may be affected by COVID-19 through the #camdenbought campaign. Residents are encouraged to visit our online directory of local businesses to support them by making a purchase. After making a purchase, we're encouraging residents to upload a picture of their purchase to social media and use the hashtag #camdenbought.

More information

If you require more information about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the NSW Government, Australian Government and World Health Organization websites.

For those who have travelled recently, or are considering travelling soon, please visit the Smart Traveller website for information.