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How we are responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
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With the current news and situation evolving with Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Holdfast Bay is closely monitoring the latest information from Federal and State governments and are working to manage the impact to our people and community.

Updated: Thursday 21 2021

Customer Service

Located at 24 Jetty Road, Brighton, the centre is open to the public 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Fridays.

Please follow safe social distancing and health advice by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing/sanitising hands, and not visiting the Civic Centre if you are unwell.

Alternatives to visiting the centre to request a service include:

Phone

The Customer Service team can be contacted on 8229 9999

MyHoldfast App

Our new mobile app, My Holdfast, is now available to download from the Apple and Google Play stores for the iPhone and Android mobile phones.

Web

A number of services can be accessed on our website (holdfast.sa.gov.au) including : Report an issue and Make a payment and live chat.

Council Documents

Council documents are available (see link below).

Libraries

The libraries must adhere to the 1 person per 4 square metres capacity limit, so we thank you for your understanding if you are asked to wait to enter the library if it is already at full capacity.

Visitors are reminded to follow social distancing and health advice by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing/sanitising hands, and not visiting the library if they are unwell.

You can also access a varied and interesting collection of resources from home including eBooks, eAudio books, digital magazines and more, which are all free to use and accessible with your library card and PIN (your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number if you have a Holdfast Bay library card). www.holdfast.sa.gov.au/libraries/eresources.

The expanded home library service offers Australia Post deliveries of reservations. Please visit www.holdfast.sa.gov.au/libraries or call the libraries on 8179 9555 (Glenelg) or 8229 9988 (Brighton) for more information.

Masks available

In partnership with SA Health, we are distributing free single-use masks to the community. Masks packs are available to collect in the Brighton and Glenelg Libraries so we can protect ourselves and others. Please refer to our website for Christmas opening times for the libraries.Please take only as you require. To learn more about face masks and how to wear them, visit: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDmasks

Playgrounds

Holdfast Bay playgrounds are open.

Playground users are urged to maintain safe social distancing of 1.5 metres apart; keep up good hygiene by regularly washing hands.

Bay Discovery Centre and History Centre

The Bay Discovery Centre and the Visitor Information Centre at the Glenelg Town Hall are open daily from 10am to 2pm.

The History Centre at Brighton is also temporarily closed to the public until further notice. If you require information about a donation offer or a request to purchase images, please email us at history@holdfast.sa.gov.au

Community Centres and Community Gardens

All community centres and community gardens are closed.

Immunisation clinics

Immunisation clinics have been cancelled. For urgent health advice, please contact your GP. We will publish details of our rescheduled clinics once they can go ahead.

Council Rates

We are very aware of the difficult time being experienced by many members of our community as a result of the rapidly changing situation in response to COVID-19.

If you have been impacted by loss of income and are facing financial hardship, be assured we are here to support our community. We have already introduced immediate, short-term measures for ratepayers including temporarily stopping fines and interest charged on rates, and providing options to postpone rates.

Events

The City of Holdfast Bay events team is working with organisers of external events due to be held in Holdfast Bay that may be impacted in the immediate future. Please contact the individual event organisers for more information.

Reducing your risk

Please follow the SA Government advice, which is available at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au or you can call the SA COVID hotline on 1800 253 787.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, even if very mild, get tested immediately. For a full list of testing sites visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting

A regularly updated list of locations linked to the Parafield cluster is available on SA Health’s website:

www.sahealth.sa.gov.au