COVID-19 community update

Published on 05 January 2022

COVID-19 community information

 

With South Australian borders opening Tuesday 23 November, we are doing what we can to keep our community safe and our services up and running.

Please keep an eye on our website for any changes to services.

South Australia is currently under Level 1 restrictions with some additional restrictions.

Contact tracing systems, COVID Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply.

Council offices

Our offices are open. Find their opening hours.

Masks are mandatory.


Services

Visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au for the latest information.

Please keep an eye on our service pages for updates as they become available.

Remember

  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, seek testing and stay home until you are well
  • Wash your hands often, wipe frequently touched surfaces, and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others
  • Vulnerable people like the elderly and people with chronic health conditions should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them.  

Playgrounds

Our playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms, and dog parks are open!

We encourage you to continue practicing good personal hygiene - wash your hands before and after using equipment and stay home if you are unwell.

For full details visit covid-19.sa.gov.au


COVID-19 support

Support package for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on local businesses, community organisations, industry sectors and jobs, the South Australian Government has introduced a support package for businesses impacted by the health restrictions put in place from 27 December 2021. 
 
As part of the COVID-19 Support Fund, a series of new grants will be available to eligible businesses across the state’s tourism, hospitality, gym/fitness, and major events industries, as well as those in other industries experiencing similar hardship.

Visit business.sa.gov.au for more information

 


COVID-19 compliance

From 1 July 2021, SA Health and local councils will support SA Police to monitor compliance of public activities as part of councils' usual public health duties. This will occur within City of Onkaparinga's existing resources.

SAPol will continue to monitor licensed premises after hours, private gatherings and residential premises, rural and regional areas, and all compliance if the situation deteriorates.

Council's role is to:

  • monitor COVID requirements in businesses as part of our existing public health activities
  • play an educative role where issues are identified
  • report any non-compliance to SA Health
  • escalate to SA Health/SAPol where repeat non-compliance is identified.

Compliance inspections will include:

  • checking that businesses have COVID Safe Plans
  • maintenance of density requirements
  • contact tracing (QR codes/hard copy sign-in)
  • COVID Marshal presence.

The COVID hotline (1800 253 7876) will still be used to report non-compliance of businesses, and a new email address has also been established health.covidcompliance@sa.gov.au

Council's environmental health team will conduct these checks as part of their usual activities (e.g. proactive food safety and public health inspections at our food businesses, swimming pools, skin penetration premises, etc.) rather than as standalone activities.

More information for businesses can be found in SA Health's COVID-19 Compliance Monitoring FAQ sheet(PDF, 257KB).


Contact council

Phone: 8384 0666
Email: mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 1, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168


Report people breaking or ignoring restrictions

Police: 131 444
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 (reports can be anonymous)


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