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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In NSW, local councils are not medical authorities, so it is important to get information about COVID-19 from NSW Health (including the Southern NSW Local Health District) and the NSW Premier.

  • Similarly, decisions relating to business and border restrictions will be made by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.
  • Links to relevant websites are available on this page, along with information about Council services and facilities.
  • Eurobodalla Council is following the NSW Premier's advice about COVID-19 safety. We will continue to review opening or closing facilities in line with that evolving advice - with the aim of maintaining a balance of community safety and social wellbeing.

More information about COVID-19


Information about Council services

Essential services such as household bin collection, water, sewer, and most administrative services are operating as usual.

These facilities remain closed for now:

  • Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre is closed until further notice
  • Dr Mackay Centre at Moruya remains closed to the public
  • Moruya swimming pool is closed for the winter season
  • Batemans Bay swimming pool is closed for the construction of the new aquatic, arts and leisure centre.

You can carry out most of your Council business with us online or over the phone. If you need to talk to a particular staff member or service, please contact them directly or phone us on 4474 1000. This is because some staff members are working offsite and will not be available in person at Council facilities.

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Council facilities open or closed status

Our administrative building at Moruya is open with extra safety precautions, including temperature scanners on entry and limited staff available at the front counter.

Please do not visit Council facilities if you:

  • are unwell or have recently visited a declared COVID-19 hotspot
  • can carry out your business with us online or over the phone.

Closed

  • Closed: Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre
  • Closed: Dr Mackay Community Centre at Moruya
  • Closed: Moruya swimming pool is closed for the winter season
  • Closed: Batemans Bay swimming pool is closed for the construction of a new aquatic, arts and leisure centre.

Open - Customer service facilities

Open - Leisure and recreation facilities

  • Open: Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Out of School Hours care centres
  • Open: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre at Moruya
  • Open: Community halls and stadiums
  • Open: Youth cafés at Moruya and Narooma
  • Open: Narooma Swimming Pool
  • Open: Parks and playgrounds
  • Open: Picnic tables
  • Open: Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Open: Skateparks
  • Open: Fish cleaning tables at boat ramps
  • Open: Campgrounds at North Head Moruya, Dalmeny and Mystery Bay, and Batemans Bay Beach Resort are open
  • Open: Parks and sporting fields are open for non-contact training and to people adhering to the current NSW Government guideline of no more than 20 people in a gathering
  • Open: Council tennis courts are available for groups of up to 20 people adhering to the NSW public health orders and Tennis NSW COVID-19 Community Play guidelines

Non-essential group services on hold

  • Our community transport service continues for local travel appointments and essential medical transport, with additional precautions, but social and group outings are on hold for now.
  • Group-based services for community care clients are on hold.
  • Our core aged care and NDIS services continue to operate, providing essential services to vulnerable community members.

Council meetings

2020 local government elections postponed

  • The NSW local government election was due to be held in September 2020.
  • In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government has postponed the local government elections until September 2021.

What else Council is doing

The safety and wellbeing of our community and staff is always Council’s number one priority. We are closed some public facilities and Council offices, those that remain open have additional safety measures for customers and staff:

  • Some Council staff have returned to office work areas, some staff members that can work remotely or from home are being supported to continue this arrangement
  • Staff at Council work places continue to practice social distancing in all work areas
  • We have asked our staff still attending work areas to remain home if they are unwell or have recently visited Victoria or declared COVID-19 hotspots in Sydney
  • As a safety measure to limit contact, for the time being only customer service staff will be available at the front counter of our Moruya administration building
  • We have increased disinfectant cleaning at our main offices and facilities
  • Public toilet cleaning schedules continue unchanged. We don’t supply soap dispensers in public toilets because of the cost of frequent vandalism. Please use your personal hand sanitiser.

Stay informed

Please take your information and advice from government health authorities.

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Related updates from Council

Council has an obligation to maintain business continuity and provide services to the community. We take this very seriously and have plans in place to keep ourselves healthy, and to take care of our team mates who do become unwell or need to self-isolate. For now, it’s mostly business as usual - with the extra precautions outlined on this page.

Here are our recent updates and announcements related to the coronavirus COVID-19.