COVID–19 OBERON COUNCIL UPDATE - 29 May 2020

Further to the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions under the NSW Public Health Order, Oberon Council will implement the next stage of its reactivation from Monday 1 June 2020. This includes re-opening the Administration Centre to the public during normal hours 5 days a week and opening of both the Library and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) under modified operating hours and strict social distancing and hygiene requirements.
 
Our priority remains the safety and well-being of our community, staff and volunteers. As such our customer service team is still able to conduct most transactions via phone 02 63298100, email council@oberon.nsw.gov.au and website www.oberon.nsw.gov.au to ensure members of our community can easily access Council services, pay their rates, report a problem or consult our planning staff without the need to leave their homes.
 
The Oberon Library will implement the transition through the following timetable:
 
June 1-14 Opening Monday to Friday: 10am to 2pm
June 15-28 Opening Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm 
June 29: Return to normal hours
 
Library staff will continue to provide phone in and collect service to members who would like library resources outside these times and are able to assist setting people up on personal devices to access eBooks via Borrowbox. Please contact 02 6329 8220 to speak to one of the friendly library staff members. 
 
The Oberon Visitor Information Centre will return to normal hours from 1 June 2020. Customers are still able to access the Visitor Information enquiries via phone (02) 6329 8210 or email tourism@oberon.nsw.gov.au as well as in person.
 
Under the current Public Health Orders Councils Community Centre and community halls continue to remain closed.
 
Essential services including water, sewer, road maintenance and rubbish services have remained unchanged during the pandemic.
 
Please note if you are feeling unwell, displaying any symptoms or feel you may have come into contact with anyone with COVID-19 we ask that you do not come into the office, please phone the Oberon Medical Centre on (02) 6336 1505 for a phone consultation. 
 
Council is encouraging the public to install the CovidSafe App and maintain social distancing and hygiene protocols.
 
Oberon Council will continue to respond to changes to the NSW Public Health Order as part of its staged reactivation and will communicate all updates on its website www.oberon.nsw.gov.au and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oberoncouncil. 
 
Oberon Council wishes to thank the community for their ongoing assistance during this unprecedented time and asks for patience while we transfer out of the current restrictions.
 
Gary Wallace
General Manager