This page contains information about service changes during COVID-19 conditions.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters continues to respond to State and Federal Government directives and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of our community during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) conditions by limiting, postponing or suspending services and events.

In an effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the Council closed Norwood Swimming Centre effective from 8.00am, Wednesday 25 March.

The Council’s three libraries, community centre and other facilities for hire also temporarily closed from 12 noon Wednesday 25 March.

 

Access the library collection online for free!

Though the libraries will remain closed for the interim, library card holders can still access plenty of books and online learning opportunities from any mobile device through the Libraries SA app.

The online catalogue, available on the app, offers a huge range of books, digital magazines and newspapers, and online learning opportunities. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

 

What’s changed

While many Council facilities will be closed and with programs and services suspended, essential services including waste collection, street sweeping and field services will continue as normal. Norwood Town Hall offices will also remain open at this stage, subject to any further lockdown measures.

Current changes to the delivery of Council services and programs is as follows. This will be updated as any changes occur.

 

Council events, exhibitions, and library and cultural heritage programs

Suspended with the intent of rescheduling some of these in the future however this will be reviewed at a later date.

 

Libraries

Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Libraries all closed to the public from 12 noon on Wednesday 25 March until further notice.

 

Playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment

All outdoor playgrounds, gym/exercise equipment at Felixstow Reserve, all drinking fountains and outdoor barbecues located on all reserves are temporarily closed.

 

Swimming Centres

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre closed on Sunday 22 March—the scheduled season closing date.

Norwood Swimming Centre closed at 8am on Wednesday 25 March in accordance with Federal Government guidelines.

 

Council facilities for hire

Norwood Concert Hall, Don Pyatt Hall, St Peters Youth Centre, St Peters Town Hall Complex and Payneham Community Centre are closed in accordance with Federal Government guidelines regarding indoor public gatherings.

 

Non-essential community and Volunteer services

All non-essential community and Volunteer services have ceased, with the exception of the following essential services assisting the vulnerable, elderly and less mobile members of our community, which will continue at this stage:

 

Council and essential committee meetings

Council and essential committee meetings will continue as normal at this stage.

 

Citizenship Ceremonies

At this time, the next scheduled Citizenship Ceremonies will continue in accordance with Federal Department of Home Affairs protocols.

 

The Council will continue to regularly monitor updates regarding COVID-19 and act on all Federal and State Government advice accordingly as the health and well-being of our community, Volunteers and staff remains of utmost priority.

Financial impacts

The Council is aware of the financial impact that COVID-19 may have on members of our community and will be reviewing these matters over the coming weeks.

Mayor Robert Bria says, “The Council’s responsible management of the City’s finances means it is in good financial position to absorb some sudden shocks such as the impacts of COVID-19.”

 

Support local

Mayor Bria also encourages everyone in our community to support our local businesses by shopping local, while exercising care and caution in relation to hygiene and personal contact, and following all Federal and State Government lockdown measures.

“We all need to play our part in managing this crisis by acting on all directions issued by Federal and State Governments and health officials.

 

Public health and well-being

It is essential that everyone complies with social distancing—maintain physical distances but phone, text or email loved ones to make sure they are okay.

Mayor Bria says, “Now more than ever, we need to care for and support one another, particularly our elderly residents, vulnerable neighbours and those living alone.”

“Our community is strong and resilient and we will get through the COVID-19 conditions together.”

If you are unwell you must not attend Council buildings or access services in person, rather contact the Council by phoning 08 8366 4555, following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cityofnpsp or visiting this website.