UPDATED 30 November 2021
The NSW Government has updated the roadmap for easing restrictions after the State reaches the 95 per cent double dose vaccination target, or 15 December, whichever comes first.
Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone include:
- Masks will only be required on public transport and planes, at airports, and for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are not fully vaccinated (previously all indoors front-of-house hospitality staff regardless of vaccination status). Masks will be strongly encouraged in settings where you cannot social distance;
- No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm);
- COVID safety plans will be optional for businesses and will be supported by SafeWork NSW;
- QR check-ins will only be required at high-risk venues including hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, gyms, places of worship, funerals or memorial services, personal services (e.g. hairdressers and beauty salons), limited hospitality settings (including pubs, small bars, registered clubs and nightclubs), and for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people; and
- Proof of vaccination will no longer be required by Public Health Order for most activities (businesses can still require proof at their own discretion). Proof of vaccination will still be required for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.
With more than 92 per cent of people over 16 vaccinated as at 25 November, NSW is continuing to take measured approach to reopening.
To maintain high levels of immunity across the community, NSW Health is rolling out a booster vaccination program at its clinics to individuals aged 18 and older who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine six months or more ago.
UPDATED 10 November 2021
From Monday 8 November 2021 eased COVID-19 restrictions will allow those who are fully vaccinated to have:
- no capacity limits for major recreation and entertainment facilities
- no limits to the number of visitors to your home
- no booking limits for restaurants and hospitality.
However, COVID-Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination will still be required for staff and customers in most settings.
Density limits of 1 person per 2sqm indoor and outdoor areas apply to a range of activities.
For further information, go to the NSW Government website by clicking here.
UPDATED 7 October 2021
UPDATED 25 August 2021
Business with Council that you can do on-line
- You can pay your rates, water rates and debtor accounts as well as lodge a customer request on line.
- You can download all of Council’s forms and applications, lodge them by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and pay any associated fees over the phone with a credit card (please note an 0.6 per cent surcharge applies to credit cards).
- Lodge a development application via the State Government’s Planning Portal (under State Government legislation it is now mandatory that all development applications are submitted to council and processed electronically, via the Planning Portal).
- Report a lost animal, lodge a submission, and provide feedback on line.
- All of the documents that Council places on public exhibition are available to view on Council’s website.
- Read Council’s meeting agendas and minutes on Council’s website and listen to the podcast of Council meetings
People who do not have access to a computer, can always phone Council (02 6632 1611) and talk to our customer service staff about what they can do to help you.
If you have no option but to come into Council’s administration centre, please remember you MUST wear a mask, you MUST sign in (either using the QR code or sign-in sheet), and you MUST abide by social distancing rules. Customers are asked to use the hand sanitizer, which is available at the front counter, on arrival.
Most Council services are operating, however, this may change at short notice and there have been some disruptions to a number of non-essential services.
What’s operating and what’s not
- Kyogle library is open.
- Kyogle Visitor Information Centre is open.
- Roxy Gallery is open.
- The Kyogle Memorial Institute (KMI) Hall is open.
- The Kyogle Museum is open.
- Kyogle Youth Centre is open.
- Council’s three public swimming pools are open.
- Kyogle Community Centre (formerly known as the Kyogle Seniors Centre) is open.
- Return and earn collection point at the Kyogle landfill is open.
- All Council caravan parks and camping grounds are open.
- All Council playgrounds, including the Kyogle skatepark, are open.
- All waste facilities are open.
- Construction and maintenance crews are on the job.
All public toilets are open.
What you need to know about Covid-19
NSW Health says it’s up to all of us to keep healthy and well. There are steps you can take to protect your wellbeing, stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.
How to protect yourself and others
- Always check in and out, wherever you can.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccination when it is available to you.
- Wear a face mask when required.
- Get tested if you have the mildest of symptoms or even if you have been vaccinated.
- Self-isolate until you get a negative test result.
- Stay home if you’re unwell.
- Practise good hygiene. Wash your hands often and well.
- Gather outdoors or in large well-ventilated indoor spaces.
- Physically distance where you can.
For the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 click on the following links:
- Australian Government Department of Health
- NSW Government
- NSW Health
- NSW Department of Health Covid-19 frequently asked questions
Queensland Border Restrictions
For the most up-to-date information on the Queensland Government’s Border Restrictions with NSW, go to the Queensland Health website and if you require information about curent COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland, go to the Queensland Government website.