COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

Find out about our response and important information for residents and businesses

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Wakefield’s response to COVID-19: service changes

25th March 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread.

Council plans to keep working to deliver essential services to the community during these uncertain times, but changes are needed to enforce the new guidelines and social distancing protocol.

Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so. If you must come into our foyer, please follow any directions in place and keep a distance from the counter. While we are accepting cash, please use tap and go or card options as much as possible.

Our waste services including transfer stations and waste/recycling collection continues as normal.

Our bus services have been postponed to minimise risk to our volunteers and users.

All pools have been closed.

Library depots in Hamley Bridge, Blyth and Brinkworth have been temporary closed to the general public. Balaklava and Snowtown Community Libraries will also close to the general public by close of business (5pm) today.

Our Environmental Health Officers will continue working to ensure community compliance with State and Federal Government directions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wakefield Mayor Rodney Reid said these are unprecedented times. However, what remains clear is to follow SA Health’s STOP THE SPREAD message and keep up to date with the latest announcements.

“Keep 1.5 metres away from everyone else, wash your hands often with soap and water, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and stay home if you’re feeling unwell,” Mayor Reid said.

“Moreover, anyone arriving from inter-state or an international destination must also self-isolate for 14 days, as per Government direction.

“Wakefield region has a high proportion of elderly residents who are one of the most vulnerable to this virus, and while you may not be in this group, you can still carry the infection.

“Social distancing and regular hand washing will save lives.”

All of Council’s arrangements continue to be reviewed and we’re happy to discuss any issues or concerns with you – call 8862 0800.