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COVID-19 - Disruption to Council services

The following services have already been disrupted as a result of the current advice from the Federal and State Governments

If you have any questions in regards to Council services, contact us on +61 2 6226 1477.

For the latest news and updates related to COVID-19 please read more in our dedicated news page.

Service Status Notes
Playgrounds
Open

All playgrounds are open for community use. 

Yass Library
Information
  • All masks must be worn whilst in the library 
  • Patrons must adhere to the one person per 4 square metre rule 

Stage 4 - Yass Library Opening Hours

Monday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday
 - 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday
 - 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday
 - 9.30am - 7.00pm
Friday
 - 9.30am - 5.30pm 
Saturday 
- 10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday 
- Closed 

For more information: see our Libraries page

Yass Caravan Park
Open

A COVID-19 Plan is in place and bookings are being accepted.

Animal Shelter
Open

Operating as normal.

Customer Service
Information

The following measures will be in place to ensure the safety of our community members and Council staff:

  • The total number of people allowed in the foyer area of the Administration Building under current restrictions is: 2 people.
  • All people must check in using the QR code provided when entering the building
  • Installation of perspex screens.
  • EFTPOS is the preferred method of payment.
  • Hand sanitising stations at the entrance to the building. Please use these upon entering and leaving the premises.
  • Slightly reduced face-to-face hours from 9am to 4.30pm to allow for increased daily cleaning (still contactable via phone and email from 9am - 5pm).
Community Centres/Halls
Information

As of 28 June 2021, Council owned halls, community centres and sporting grounds are still available for booking and can occupy one person per 4 square metres per premises.

This includes the following:

  • Yass Memorial Hall – 45 (Auditorium) + 40 Carpeted Kitchen Annexe area = 65.
  • Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds Community Hall – 30 People.
  • Yass Community Centre Hall - 27.
  • Yass Community Centre Ground Floor - 13.
  • Sutton Hall – 20 People.
  • Stadium – 150.

Any organisation wishing to book these facilities must present a copy of their COVID Safety Plan to Council either via email council@yass.nsw.gov.au or in person at Council's Administration Office, 209 Comur Street, Yass.

Although these facilities are open, they will be operating under some restrictions in accordance with NSW Government guidelines.

These include:

  • Capacity must not exceed one person per 4 square metres including staff members.
  • Classes or organised events must not have more than 20 participants, including the persons conducting or assisting in the conduct of the class or event, or parents, guardians and carers of participants dependent on the size of the hall;  
  • NSW Health Orders must be adhered to.

To download the COVID safety plan template please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe-businesses

Please note your booking will not be confirmed or a key issued until we have received a copy of your COVID Safety Plan.

 

Yass Dog Park
Open

Open for community use.

Cemeteries
Open

The number of people who may attend a funeral or memorial service or a gathering following a funeral or memorial service, is subject to the square metres rule applicable to the venue where it is held.

Places of public worship, funeral homes and crematoria must be registered as a COVID Safe business.

People attending the service will be required to supply their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.

Joe O'Connor Park RV and Camping Ground
Open

RV and Camping Ground at Joe O'Connor Park is open to self contained RVS or caravans only. Amenities are not available. Ground is open but social distancing rules apply. 

Skatepark
Open

Open for community use.

Public Toilets
Open
All public toilets are open.
Pools
Open

Yass and Binalong Pools will close for the season on Friday, 26 March 2021.

Yass Valley Information Centre (VIC)
Information

Open for business.

The following measures are in place: 

  • Installation of perspex screens.
  • A mask must be worn when entering the premises 
  • Only EFTPOS accepted.
  • Hand sanistising stations at the entrance - please use upon entering.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Council Meetings
Information

The community is invited to watch the live streaming on YouTube and paste the link below into your browser:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCchCRE_yFCl1qnlwxlE8jig  

Dial in arrangements will be organised for those residents that are registered to address Council in the Open Forum.

Sewer Services
Open

Operating as usual.

Water services
Open

Operating as normal.

Waste and Recycling (Kerbside) Collection
Open

Existing collection schedule in place.

Murrumbateman Library
Closed

Return chute still operating for returns.

Mobile Libraries
Closed

Not operating until further notice.

Building Inspections
Information

• Council is carrying out inspection for Final Occupation Certificates and Building Information Certificate inspections. We are requesting that the building be empty at the time of the inspection.
• All other inspections will be carried out on the provision that people are either not present or keep the required 2 metre social distancing.
• No face-to-face planning enquiries or meetings.

Public health and safety inspections
Information

Routine health inspections have been cancelled. High risk/urgent inspections can be conducted on an as needs basis. On-site Sewer Management inspections have been deferred unless very high risk (major spillage/etc). Advisory/support role continues for businesses.

Transfer Stations
Open

Open but NO CASH PAYMENTS. EFTPOS facilities are now available at all Transfer Stations.

Debtor accounts will be organised if payments cannot be made by card. Additionally:

  • People are asked to remain in their cars until directed otherwise by staff.
  • EFTPOS machine will be made accessible while you remain in your vehicle.
  • Social distancing guidelines should be exercised at all times.

Waste Transfer Station trading hours can be found here

2020 Council Elections
Information

The NSW Government made the decision to postpone the September 2020 local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis until September 2021. Current Councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled local government elections are held.

Development Applications
Information

To lodge a Development Application or submit documentation, please email Council@yass.nsw.gov.au, mail, or use the mail slot in the front door of the Customer Service building. NO FACE TO FACE INTERACTIONS.

Outdoor exercise equipment
Open

Outdoor gyms are reopen for community use.

Playing fields
Open

Community sporting activities are allowed, including training sessions and contact activities.

For community sporting activities that involve more than 100 participants, the organiser must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan for community sporting competitions and full training activities.

  • Participants include players, people who are training, officials and spectators.
  • More than one parent may attend community sporting activities if physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres can be maintained between people that are not from the same household.
  • The maximum number of participants at a community sporting activity must not exceed 3,000 participants, or one person per 2 square metres (whichever is less).
  • Record keeping for attendees must take place for all community sporting activities of more than 100 people where this is practical.

Learn more about minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission when participating in community sports as a player or spectator.

For the latest news and updates related to COVID-19 please read more in our dedicated news page.

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