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Update 30 March 2020

Released on 30 March 2020
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Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and dog parks

Playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor gyms are closed under new restrictions announced by the Federal Government to manage the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Council has also closed dog parks in line with this advice. 

Signage has been put in place and we are conducting regular patrols to ensure this restriction is being complied with.

Parks and reserves will remain open to allow community members to get exercise in pairs or with immediate family as per Federal Government requirements.

Closure – Chapel of the Holy Family Mausoleum

The Chapel of the Holy Family Mausoleum located at Salisbury Memorial Park will be closed until further notice.

The Mausoleum will continue to conduct funeral services as required, strictly adhering to the latest advice from the Federal Government and SA Health on funeral restrictions.

Public gathering restrictions

The Federal Government has extended advice for public gatherings and social distancing. This includes:

  • Do not go out unless for essential shopping, medical care, exercise or work/ education if this cannot be done remotely.
  • No more than two people to gather in public unless from same family/ household.
  • People aged 70 and above should stay at home and self-isolate, limiting contact with others as much as possible. This also applies to people aged over 60 living with chronic illness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and above.

Mental health resources

A number of free resources have been made available in recognition of the mental health impact that social isolation, family and job stress and health concerns can have during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Below are some resources you may find useful during this time:

  • A free online mental health program has been put together by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute to help people cope with the stress and anxiety created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Be Well Plan – created in conjunction with Flinders University’s Orama Institute – runs for 10 hours over five sessions and is available here.
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or click here.
  • Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 or click here.
  • Lived Experience Telephone Support Service is a peer mental health support line available 5pm until 11:30pm daily. Contact: 1800 013 755
  • Kids Helpline is available for young people aged between 5 and 25 years. Contact: 1800 551 800
  • Headspace is another service for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. Contact: 1800 650 890
  • Head to Health COVID-19 support can help you find the right digital resources for your needs. Available here