Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To minimise movement and protect our communities from the evolving COVID situation in Sydney, NSW Government has extended stay-at-home orders for the Wingecarribee. To find out more about the rules that now apply to our community, please visit Regional & Rural Restrictions & NSW Health.

Latest Updates

To keep up to date with the latest case numbers and information regarding Covid-19 in NSW, please visit NSW HealthNSW Government or the Wingecarribee Disaster Dashboard.

Council Services

Council Services are being run in accordance with the latest COVID-19 rules and regulations. Please remember to sign-in using the QR code where available and please wear a mask.

The following table outlines the operating status of Council Services. Green means the service is open, yellow means the service is open with restrictions and red means the service is closed.  

Civic Centre          Closed
Council's 24/7 Contact Centre (4868 0888)       Open 
Resource Recovery Centre        Open 
Community Recycling Centre       Open
Waste Collection Services       
Operating as per normal
Bowral Library        Closed. For online and digital services visit library.wsc.nsw.gov.au
Mittagong Library        Closed.  For online and digital services visit  library.wsc.nsw.gov.au
Moss Vale Library       Closed for renovation. For online and digital services visit library.wsc.nsw.gov.au
Mobile Library Van       Closed. For online and digital services visit library.wsc.nsw.gov.au
Moss Vale Aquatic Centre        Closed
Animal Shelter       Closed - Appointment only
Water and Sewer        Operating as per COVID-19 guidelines
Infrastructure        Operating as per COVID-19 guidelines
Open Spaces        Operational for maintaining public safety
Recreation       Open for essential exercise only. Note: exercising in groups, such as boot camps or team sport is not permitted
Recreation such as Club Rooms, Canteens and Change Rooms         Closed
Bushcare and Rivercare Programs       Closed
Halls        Closed

Before and After School Care at Mittagong Public School

                Open until further notice
Family Day Care           Open until further notice 
SRLX       

Open to buyers and agents as per COVID-19 guidelines.

Please note livestock buyers seeking to purchase cattle at the SRLX that stock can only be viewed and purchased on sale days only

Duty Planning Appointments        Conducted online
Southern Highlands Welcome Centre       Closed 
 Reviva Centre        Closed
 
Increased COVID Testing for Sewage Treatment Plants

In a bid to keep our Shire COVID safe, Council is currently working with NSW Health as precautionary measure, to increase COVID testing at our Shires Sewerage Treatment Plants.

Council staff take sewage samples, which are then provided to NSW Health for laboratory analysis. The testing is performed by specialised laboratories which look for viral fragments of SARS-CoV-2. Fragments of the SARS-CoV-2 can shed from an infected person when washing their hands and bodies in sinks. 

For further information on the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Sewage Surveillance Program visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/sewage-surveillance.aspx. Weekly surveillance reports can be viewed at www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/weekly-reports.aspx.

Travelling to the ACT

Are you heading to the ACT from the Highlands? You'll need to seek an exemption before arriving and quarantine for 14 days. Find out more, by visiting https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/travel/entering-the-act/nsw.

How to Protect Yourself and Others 

If you feel unwell, please get tested at either the Mittagong Respiratory Clinic, located at 58 Bowral Rd, Mittagong or at the Bowral and Districts outpatients Department located on Ascot Road, Bowral. 

Staying in Touch

Council will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates through our website, eNewsletter and social media.  

Overview

The Southern Highlands, like the rest of the world, is currently in the midst of an event unprecedented in our lifetimes.

Combating the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a global issue and it’s having a real impact on our lives.

We are monitoring developments relating to Covid-19 and assessing any potential impact on services and events.

If you feel unwell, please get tested at the Mittagong Respiratory Clinic, located at 58 Bowral Rd, Mittagong or at the Bowral and Districts outpatients Department located on Ascot Road, Bowral. 

To keep up to date with the latest information regarding Covid-19 in NSW, please visit NSW HealthNSW Government or the Wingecarribee Disaster Dashboard.

Useful Links

Find a COVID-19 testing clinic

COVID-19 vaccination in NSW

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker

Public Health Orders and restrictions

Case locations and alerts in NSW

COVID-19 guidelines and fact sheets

Help and Support

Support package for individuals and businesses

Your mental health and wellbeing

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available if you are 40 years of age or older, or match the eligibility criteria because of your job, health issues or if you are a carer of a vulnerable person.

NSW Health vaccination clinics and participating NSW general practices are open for COVID-19 vaccination bookings. To check your eligibility and book an appointment, please view the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. If there is no appointments available at a location near you, please continue to visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker as more vaccination appointments will soon become available.