COVID 19

23rd March 2020
Barunga West Council is adhering to all state and federal guidelines and staff and councillors have been briefed on all hygiene requirements. If and when required, Council will move to functioning with minimal staff in the office and those who can work from home, will do so. Tonight, Mayors and CEO’s will be undertaking an online information session with Premier Marshall.

In a time when we are faced with challenges never seen before we must all pull together to ensure we get through this COVID 19 challenge unscathed. Many of you will be feeling scared, apprehensive and unsure of what the next few months will bring.

Please remain vigilant for any signs of COVID 19 and if you are unwell and suspect you may be infected please contact your nearest medical centre who will advise you of correct protocol for attendance at a medical facility. If you are unwell, do not go to work or mix socially. The phone number for Port Broughton Hospital is 86 352200 and the Clinic 86352282.

It is imperative that the time is taken to check on your friends, your neighbours, those with chronic illness and the vulnerable elderly who may live alone, cannot get to the shops and may need to have their shopping done for them or simply need the reassurance of a friendly phone call.

As you go about your day, please respect each other’s space and be aware of your surroundings. Local events have been cancelled and have been posted on social media for your information.

Barunga West Council is adhering to all state and federal guidelines and staff and councillors have been briefed on all hygiene requirements. If and when required, Council will move to functioning with minimal staff in the office and those who can work from home, will do so. Tonight, Mayors and CEO’s will be undertaking an online information session with Premier Marshall. It is unknown as to how, if, or where the Ordinary Meetings of Council will be held and how any other council meeting may be held in the future.

The Hospital, Broughton Clinic and Barunga Village have implemented health and safety measures for patients, residents and staff. Barunga Village has implemented strict visiting hours, effective immediately. Please contact Barunga Village for more information on 86350500.

Border restrictions have been implemented and this information can be found on line. The message is, don’t travel if you don’t have to. Overnight, hotels, restaurants and food outlets have been given new directives for opening and/or closing.

The health, welfare and safety of our community is paramount. This is real and it is scary. We must all do our part in ensuring the safety of all.

Leonie Kerley
Mayor
Barunga West Council