Coorong District Council response measures to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis, and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

Residents who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement. Information is available on our Financial Hardship page.

For more information please click here.

Update - 25 May 2020

The SA Government have released their Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions.

Most Coorong District Council services have now resumed:

  • All playgrounds, parks (incl. dog parks and gardens) have been re-opened to the public.
  • All community toilets have been re-opened.
  • All halls can now open and community groups will be able to book facilities (groups are encouraged to contact Council to work through arrangements).
  • The Coonalpyn Caravan Park and Narrung Campground are now open to the public (including public toilet facilities).
  • Sporting facilities can open in accordance with the new measures in place.
  • Public library services:
    • Tailem Bend, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Coomandook Community Libraries are still closed to the public, however all are offering a 'phone and collect service'.
    • Meningie Community Library will be opening to the public from 3:45pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 1pm on Saturdays.
  • Tailem Rail Museum, Coorong Gallery and the Meningie Information Hub will be assessed in preparation for Council's executive team to make a decision on re-opening from 8 June 2020.

All Council facilities are receiving regular cleaning to ensure facilities are up to standard – however if you come across anything that requires attention please contact Council on 1300 785 277 so that we can attend to it.

Signs will be in place to remind users of their obligations to social distance. Everyone can play their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, using hand sanitiser and wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.

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Community Group Insurance

Local Community Insurance Services (LCIS) has been established to manage the special insurance needs of clubs, community groups and not for profit associations. Many groups hire council property and facilities for the purpose of holding events and other functions and need public liability insurance in place to protect against unexpected events or injuries to the public. Our aim is to make appropriate insurance cover accessible, affordable and easy for community groups and associations so they can concentrate on developing the activities, programs and events that they are really focussed on.

LCIS can provide:

  • On-line quotes and access to relevant information about insurance policies and coverage through our internet based quoting system - from anywhere in Australia
  • Low cost premiums for all clubs, community groups and not for profit associations
  • Acceptance for not for profit associations with a turnover up to $5m
  • Liability coverage for fairs, festivals, parades and events, including stall holders
  • Insurances that meet the requirements of Local Government organisations.

All groups holding functions and events on council property and in council facilities can obtain a quote on-line at www.localcommunityinsurance.com.au. The system has been set up so that all business can be transacted on line including payment and emailing certificates of currency to the nominated email address. If your group or activity does not quite fit the profile and may require specific consideration you will be referred to our team of specialist staff who will contact your representative to finalise an insurance solution to best meet your needs. For more information please email your request to insurance@lcis.com.au or you can also contact us on 1300 853 800.

The type of community groups eligible for LCIS cover are very broad and can include amateur sporting groups, social clubs, resident groups, senior citizen groups, hall management committees, support groups, fair and festival organisers, arts and craft groups.