UPDATE - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published: Monday, 23 March 2020 at 10:27:58 AM

With the ongoing issue of Coronavirus (COVID-19) gripping the nation, the Shire of Nungarin would like to keep you informed with certain strategies we have been implementing and what we are asking our residents and general public to do. 

The steps we are taking include:

  • An increased ratio used in our cleaning products which include a number of bleach based and disinfectant products to be used in all our public toilets, Shire office and public buildings available for public hire; 
  • Following all Department of Health advice in relation to cleaning of facilities; 
  • Attending as many video conferences specifically set up for local government to remain informed about the issue at hand; 
  • Working with the local sporting club to ensure that all Federal restrictions are being observed in relation to sporting and licensed premises activities; 
  • We remind you that while no specific advice has been received regarding our public pool, this may change at any time and may as a result be shut without prior warning. 

What we ask you to do:

  • Remain calm and remember that personal hygiene is key to limiting the spread of COVID-19
  • While our office remains open, if you do not need to attend in person then we urge you to conduct business with us via email or telephone; 
  • Should you need to visit our office, remind yourself of the general social distancing requirements and avoid contacting any surfaces, leaving sufficient space between yourself and other users and our staff members;
  • Do not get offended where staff decline to shake hands or greet you in any other method that may have been acceptable previously. 

Generally, now is the time to be aware of your surroundings and keep yourself informed. The Department of Health continues to be the lead agency in the state and is guided by the Federal government. It is recommended that you continue to monitor their website for ongoing updates and advice which can be accessed here

The Shire also urges you to stay in touch with friends and family during this time, if only to check-in and have a chat. It is in these times of social isolation that we should all have someone to talk to. 

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