Parkes Shire Council closing facilities in accordance with COVID-19 response plan

The Parkes Shire Council are shutting their facilities due to a driver, who tested positive to COVID-19, recently passing through the area.
The Parkes Shire Council are shutting their facilities due to a driver, who tested positive to COVID-19, recently passing through the area.

Parkes Shire Council on Sunday evening announced the decision had been main to close a number of their facilities for two weeks as a precautionary measure guided by their COVID-19 response plan.

The following council facilities will remain closed until 11.59pm on Friday July 30 or until circumstances warrant change:

  • Administration Building
  • Parkes Shire Library and branches
  • Henry Parkes Centre
  • Family Day Care Centre Office
  • Airport Terminal outside of scheduled flight times
  • Animal Shelter - closed to visitors, drop off boxes still available, animal release by appointment
  • Community Centre
  • Country Universities Centre

The following public toilets will remain open during this period - Kelly Reserve, the Church Street Bus Shelter, Lions Park and Cooke Park. All public toilets within the townships will remain open, except for at the Peak Hill Memorial Gardens. Additional cleaning services will be carried out at these amenities.

"The health and safety of our staff and our community is our top priority and we want to ensure we're able to continue servicing our community during this period," the council said in a post to social media.

"As of tomorrow, all customer related transactions or enquiries will be conducted via phone, email or online."

Anyone with questions can contact council on (02) 6861 2333 or email us at council@parkes.nsw.gov.au

NSW recorded 98 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday night: 61 are linked to a known case or cluster - 43 are household contacts and 18 are close contacts - and the source of infection for 37 cases is under investigation.

Fifty-four cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 17 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of seven cases remains under investigation.

There have been 1,340 locally acquired cases reported since June 16, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.

There are currently 82 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 24 people in intensive care, seven of whom require ventilation.

Restrictions have again been tightened across Greater Sydney.

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