Closures and community updates
For the safety of our community and staff, Council has made the difficult decision to close some facilities.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia, and include:
Get the most up to date information, including confirmed cases in NSW, on the NSW Health website.
If you develop symptoms and are concerned, you should contact your Doctor, a hospital Testing Clinic or call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.
Testing Clinics are available in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Hawkesbury areas.
This Clinic information is correct at 18 March. The operating hours for the clinics may change to meet demand. You can find out more about local Testing Clinics on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Area Health District webpage.
The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching flu or other respiratory illness:
Our priority is the health of our staff and community and we remain focused on continuing to safely deliver our services to you where possible.
The Australian Government recently activated its Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A collection of resources for the general public and industry about coronavirus is available on the Australian Government's Department of Health website here
Further information is available from the following agencies:
• NSW Dept of Health
• Federal Dept of Health
• World Health Organisation