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COVID-19 updates

Yass Valley Council is constantly monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and providing regular updates.

COVID-19 is causing disruption to Council services, you can view all information about the current status of our services here.

Mayoral Message - August

I’d like to once again thank the Yass Valley community for its cooperation, care and common sense as we continue our fight against COVID-19.

7 August 2020

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Good news stories from our wonderful Library!

Our Library has been achieving some amazing things during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. Read some feel-good stories here.

23 July 2020

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2020 Murrumbateman Field Days cancelled

Murrumbateman Field Days continued planning contingently following the Australian Government announcing COVID-19 restrictions in late March but at 100 days out from the October event and the current NSW Public Health Order (4) only allowing a maximum of 500 ticket holders at non seated events, it became evident it wouldn’t be able to go ahead.

10 July 2020

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New dates for NAIDOC Week

National NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations will be held from the 8-15 November

10 July 2020

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Tax Help at the Library cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to COVID restrictions and not being able to offer a safe place within the library to allow for social distancing, we will not be able to offer the face-to-face Tax Help that we have done in previous years.

6 July 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Grassroots sport to benefit from recovery package

Grassroots sporting organisations across the Goulburn electorate are set to benefit from a $27.3 million Community Sport Recovery Package announced by the NSW Government.

18 June 2020

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Update on Council managed halls, centres and sporting grounds

Council managed Community Halls and centres are now available for hire and can occupy up to 20 people, or one person per 4 square metres for the entire building (not each room/area).

17 June 2020

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Adult and junior community sport to recommence 1 July 2020

Adult community sport can recommence at the same time as junior sport from the start of next month, as the NSW Government lifts more COVID-19 restrictions.

11 June 2020

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Mayoral Message – June 2020

I write this as COVID-19 restrictions relax across the state. Students are back at school, local businesses are re-opening their doors and people are able to travel to our wonderful part of the world again. We are ready to welcome these changes - at a safe distance, of course.

9 June 2020

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Library reopening - Stage One

The reopening of the Yass Valley Library will be done in stages. Stage One will come into place on Tuesday, 9 June.

1 June 2020

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Reopening of Customer Service and VIC

Yass Valley Council will reopen its Customer Service at the Council Administration Building and the Yass Valley Information Centre at Coronation Park on Monday, 1 June 2020.

27 May 2020

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COVID-19 pop-up clinic in Bowning

There’s a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic at Bowning on Thursday, 21 May.

18 May 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Keeping Creative Kids Connected

Kids in the Goulburn electorate will be able to redeem the NSW Government’s $100 Creative Kids vouchers and stay connected to creative learning activities during social distancing restrictions thanks to an expansion of the program’s eligible activities and $1 million in funding to help program providers make the digital transition.

18 May 2020

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COVID-19 Public Health Order Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Local Government has updated its Frequently Asked Questions page to provide responses to a range of local government enquires as councils progressively ease COVID-19 restrictions in line with public health orders.

18 May 2020

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First step in easing COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

As NSW takes the first step in easing COVID-19 restrictions, and in line with the new Public Health Order gazetted on Friday, 15 May, our playgrounds, outdoor gyms, dog park and skate park will begin to reopen for community use.

15 May 2020

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Yass COVID-19 Testing Clinic

A free COVID Clinic has been set up at the Yass Hospital on weekdays from 10am-12pm.

14 May 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: New free courses to support Goulburn Electorate in pandemic

A total of 13 new fee-free TAFE NSW short courses are available online to assist anyone across the State who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic, following an overwhelming response to the initial suite of courses announced earlier this month.

30 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Small Businesses urged to seek advice amid $14m program boost

Businesses in the Goulburn electorate doing it tough due to COVID-19 are encouraged to register for the NSW Government’s small business advisory program.

23 April 2020

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COVID Community Support

A database of community groups in the Yass Valley supporting those most vulnerable during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.

22 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Domestic Violence support during Covid-19 Crisis

People experiencing domestic violence can be assured police and frontline services are ready to support them and their families as NSW continues to respond to the coronavirus threat.

22 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN: Regulatory changes to take pressure off ratepayers, businesses and Councils

The NSW Government has made a series of regulatory changes to ensure council resources
continue to be focused on frontline COVID-19 response efforts and allow councils to provide
financial relief to businesses and residents.

21 April 2020

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Click and Collect at the Library - BACK NEXT WEEK!

The Yass Library Click and Collect service will be starting up again next week - from Tuesday, 21 April 2020.

15 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN - tax relief land package

Commercial tenants in the Goulburn electorate significantly impacted by COVID-19 will
have greater protection from evictions.

15 April 2020

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A message from the Mayor - COVID-19

Our community has been faced with significant challenges this year, including drought, bushfires and now a world-wide health crisis in Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is an uncertain and unsettling time and we have all been forced to adapt to new and innovative ways of life as we unite to get through this pandemic together.

8 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN - funding to combat isolation for seniors

Seniors at risk of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of $600,000 in funding to keep our older community connected.

8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - Monday, 6 April

Based on the representations and feedback we have received from the Community and following a clarification of the NSW Health Minister notice, Yass Valley Council transfer stations will remain open as normal but under modified services as of midnight on Monday, 6 April 2020.

6 April 2020

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - 6 April

The NSW Government has issued an amended order on the closure of Caravan Parks.

6 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - Friday, 3 April

In support of the NSW Government's public health order, and to continue to encourage people to stay at home and help slow the spread of Coronavirus, Yass Valley Council has ceased all face-to-face contact between staff and members of the public.

3 April 2020

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WENDY TUCKERMAN - businesses asked to join the fight against COVID

Businesses across the Goulburn electorate are being encouraged to join the fight
against COVID-19 and start producing much needed medical equipment for NSW.

1 April 2020

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COVID-19 Online Business Support Resources

Information relevant to Business Support Packages announced by Federal and State Government including direct links to support pages.

31 March 2020

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TRANSPORT NSW - medical review for drivers over 75 deferred due to COVID-19

To ease the burden on the health system and protect vulnerable people, Transport for NSW has deferred the need for drivers over the age of 75 to undertake a medical review to confirm they are fit to drive.

30 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - Thursday, 26 March

Yass Valley Council is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking our advice and instructions from the Australian Government Department of Health.

26 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - 25 March 2020

In line with the Australian Government's strengthened, broader restrictions, announced late on Tuesday, 24 March, the following will occur...

25 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - 24 March 2020

There is a high likelihood that Council will stop cash transactions next week in response to this rapidly evolving health crisis. We ask that all members of our community assist us in minimising the risk of infection by conducting their business on-line or by card if attending Council offices.

24 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - 23 March 2020

Yass Valley Council is monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, especially in light of the strengthened restrictions announced by the Australian Government for non-essential venues.

23 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - 20 March 2020

Yass Valley Council is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking our advice and instructions from the Australian Government Department of Health. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.

20 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - 17 March 2020

Yass Valley Council is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking our advice and instructions from the Australian Government Department of Health.

17 March 2020

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