Our response to COVID-19
What you should know about COVID-19
We are committed to working with you to STOP THE SPREAD of COVID-19. While Council keeps our services running for you, we ask that you do what you can to help reduce the risk to our community and the State.
Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au for all the information you need.
How we are responding
Council plans to keep working to deliver essential services to the community. In these uncertain and changing times, we will need to change some of the ways we are operating and trust you will bear with us!
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.
|Playgrounds, skate parks and other outdoor equipment are now open. However, social distancing rules must be followed.|
Our community bus services have been postponed to minimise risk to our volunteers and users.
All public pools have closed.
|All caravan parks have closed. This does not apply to our permanent residents who are being asked to stay on their site as much as possible and practice social distancing.|
All Libraries and services will be temporary closed to the general public from 5pm today (25/03/2020).
Our Environment Health Officers will continue working to ensure community compliance with State and Federal Government directions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Applications for the Community Support Package
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to local businesses, community groups and sporting clubs affected by COVID-19.
All arrangements continue to be reviewed and we’re happy to discuss any issues or concerns with you – call 8862 0800.
If you have questions about the following issues please feel free to call us direct:
- Community Wastewater Management Systems - Hayden Battle on 0438 621 750
- Public Facilities (e.g. toilets) – Ryan Graetz on 0428 181 327
- Cemeteries, Waste Management and Transfer Stations - Glen Growden on 8862 0810 or 0457 193 998
- Community services (e.g. libraries, bus) – Holly Cowan on 0417 864 030
Jarrad Seiboth, Group Team Leader Infrastructure: 0419 911 914
Grant Wilmer, Team Leader Southern Field Staff: 0418 837 131
Trent Semler, Team Leader Northern Field Staff: 0408 956 262
For any other matters not covered above, feel free to contact one of our leadership team.
Your Council Members
Wakefield’s Elected Members continue to discuss our response to COVID-19 and how we can work to support the community. Council Members are always available to support you and discuss any of your issues. If you’d like to make contact with one of your Council representatives you can find their details here.
Information for businesses
Rules around business operations continue to change and, where possible, we urge you to speak to your peak representative organisations and continue to monitor the SA Health website. However, a suite of information is available to help businesses navigate through these challenging months and we’re also here to help:
Business SA – has a range of important information on assisting local businesses.
Economic Development Australia Recovery Hub – provides funding links, resources etc focused on recovery.
Australian Institute of Food Safety – includes information about what COVID-19 means for your food business.
South Australian Tourism Commission – has resources for hotel and tourism operators.
Restaurant and Catering Industry – has a hub of valuable information
If you are unsure of requirements for your business or need our support please contact our Environmental Health Officer Willbur Colaco 0407 618 057 or Compliance Officer Katie Walker 0418 846 047 who continue to work with other agencies to ensure we have the latest advice.
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Regional Access Program - 1300 032 186
REPORT PEOPLE BREAKING OR IGNORING RESTRICTIONS
To report breaches of the pandemic control restrictions, please call:
- Coronavirus dashboard
- SA Health - latest updates
- Department of Health
- Smart Traveller
- World Health Organization
- SA Housing Authority - Relief Call Centre