COVID-19 Updates for the Barossa

Council launches COVID-19 recovery grants

As part of their $470,000 COVID-19 Recovery Plan The Barossa Council is pleased to be launching the $150,000 business and community grant program to provide support to assist in community and economic recovery within the Council area. Business grants of $1000 to $3000 are being targeted at micro and small businesses within the tourism, hospitality, […]

Council’s Barossa COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Council has unveiled a Barossa COVID19 Recovery Plan that proposes a $470,000 up-front investment to support regional economic and community rebuilding. The local response to the pandemic includes wide-ranging economic, social and wellbeing measures to stimulate local activity. Key initiatives of the 12-month plan include: – A $50,000 community and club restart grant – tourism and marketing […]

Consolidation of COVID-19 swab testing at Tanunda Memorial Hospital

As of Wednesday 3 June, COVID-19 swab testing at Tanunda Memorial Hospital will be consolidated with the drive-through clinic located outside the hospital. The COVID-19 drive-through clinic operates 7-days per week, 9am – 5pm. Tanunda Memorial Hospital will undertake nursing assessments during this time, as required. Drive-through and walk-through presentations are welcome. No booking or […]

Staged Reopening for Council Services

On Tuesday 5 May Council reopened  parks, playgrounds and open spaces, followed by reopening a selection of Council community services under the state-wide easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Monday 11 May. Mayor Bim Lange said the community could expect to see Nuriootpa Library re-open Wednesday this week with reduced services, followed by branch libraries. Mayor Lange said […]

Council Provides Financial Relief during Covid19

At its Special Council Meeting on Thursday evening (26 March) The Barossa Council endorsed changes to its Rates Hardship Policy, providing relief for rate payers who are experiencing hardship due to the Covid19 pandemic. In practical terms, the endorsed changes will mean that those who are experiencing hardship as a result of Covid19 will be […]

Council Response to Cluster Outbreak

30 March 2020 Council Responds to Covid19 Cluster Advice In the wake of Dr Nicole Spurrier’s press conference late Sunday afternoon (29 March) regarding an identified Covid19 (Coronavirus) cluster in the Barossa region, The Barossa Council are taking swift action to implement the directives from SA Health. Therefore as of Monday 30 March, the following […]

Open Letter from the Mayor

30 March 2020 Open Letter to the Barossa community We are living in uncertain times. We know many in our community are making difficult choices as they come to terms with COVID19 and the far reaching impacts on our lifestyle, livelihood and community interactions. The announcements over the weekend have highlighted the need to follow […]

Barossa Region School Closures

The Communicable Disease Control Branch of SA Health has today advised the South Australian Department of Education of the recommendation to proactively close all schools, early childhood facilities and Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services in and between the towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Angaston, Lyndoch and Williamstown from Monday 30 March. > READ MORE […]

Barossa Valley Cluster Outbreak

Information issued for people in Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Williamstown, Angaston and Lyndoch, in the Barossa Valley, who live in, or have travelled through these towns since Saturday, March 14 2020. View a map of the affected area SA Health is requesting these people to access testing for COVID-19 IF you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including: […]

South Australia COVID-19 Update 29th March

Twelve people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 299 confirmed cases in South Australia. Today’s cases range in age from 20 years old to 70 years-old. To date, there are a total of four cases in South Australia who have recorded no interstate or overseas […]