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How we are responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19: Council updates

COVID-19: Council updates
Published 17 November 2020
The current COVID-19 restrictions will have an impact on our services over the next six days.

The safety of our community, customers and staff is our number one priority.

Our staff continue to monitor developments relating to COVID-19. We are taking advice on all public health matters from SA Health to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our community, customers and workers.

Below you will see the latest information on any adjustments to our services, facilities, outdoor spaces and programming in response to physical distancing guidelines.

We are pleased to announce some services will recommence as soon as tomorrow (Sunday 22 November):

  • The Playford Civic Centre Library will reopen for its usual Sunday trading hours of 1pm to 4pm. Limited numbers will be allowed into the library at one time due to one person per four square metre rule.
  • Park gates and public toilets have been reopened and will be regularly cleaned.

As of Monday 23 November the following modified services and venue capacities apply to:

  • All community centres and venues, including our libraries, will be reopened and have a one person per four square metre rule, which will limit numbers in these facilities. Individual programs will be evaluated against the current directions and to protect vulnerable participants. Some programs may need to cease during this period. Contact the relevant centre for more information (please see link to venue information below).
  • The Community Passenger Network will continue but will not be used for COVID testing transfers.
  • The Playford Town Park Water Play area remains closed.
  • Seacombe Street Reserve programs remain cancelled.
  • The Healthy Food Co café at the Precinct remains closed due to density limitations.
  • The NSS has cancelled any public events or programming which is due to resume on Monday 30 November.

Any services not listed are likely to continue business as usual adhering to SA Health guidelines this includes NAWMA’s waste management service.

Council facilities that take cash payments will be strongly encouraging our community to make card payments, or where possible, online transactions.

For alerts and updates on COVID-19 we encourage you to refer to the lead agency, SA Health.

NAWMA Waste Management

In line with the State Government’s proposed easing of COVID restrictions, NAWMA provides the following update to residents:

  • Both of NAWMA’s Resource Recovery Centres are currently closed and will reopen at 8am Monday 23 November.
  • Hard waste collection services originally scheduled for 23 and 24 November have been rescheduled and affected residents notified. All other scheduled collections will occur as normal from Wednesday 25 November onwards.
  • NAWMA’s kerbside bin collection service will continue as normal during the COVID lockdown period.

For further information visit

Community Events

  • The Citizenship Ceremony on 25 November will be postponed to be held at a later date. Conferees will be individually contacted. There are established processes in place for any urgent individual requirements to become a citizen.

Council and Committee Meetings

Our Council and Committee meeting schedule will proceed as usual with the Ordinary Council meeting held this Tuesday 24 November from 7pm.

Due to current COVID-19 restriction, the public gallery is limited to one person per four square metres so this will limit the number of residents allowed at the meeting.

The meetings will be streamed live and recorded for future watching to ensure the safety of our community. This virtual experience will now enable you to watch the meetings from the comfort of your own home on any device. All you have to do is subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified on any upcoming live streams by visiting

For alerts and updates on COVID-19 we encourage you to refer to the lead agency, SA Health.

Last updated: Saturday 21 November, 2020