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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Aged Care Facilities

The Coorong District Council is home to a number of Aged Care facilities, as listed below;

MENINGIE

JALLARAH HOMES

10 South Terrace, Meningie

Ph: 08 8575 1317

  • 30 Ageing in Place Beds with ensuite
  • Diversional Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Public Transport
  • Independent Living Units

Further information can be obtained by clicking here to visit the Jallarah Homes website.

COORONG HEALTH SERVICE - MENINGIE CAMPUS (previously Meningie Hospital)

2 South Terrace, Meningie

Ph: 08 8575 2777

  • 10 high care beds

Further information can be obtained by clicking here.

TAILEM BEND

TABEREFTA HOMES FOR THE AGED INC.

8-12 Pontt Street, Tailem Bend

For enquiries please contact the Adelaide Benevolent Society Ph: (08) 8231 5321

  • 5 one-bedroom 'independent living' units
  • 13 two-bedroom 'independent living' units

COORONG HEALTH SERVICE - TAILEM BEND CAMPUS (previously Tailem Bend Hospital)

Princes Highway, Tailem Bend

Ph: 08 8572 5800

  • 10 high care beds

Further information can be obtained by visiting the Tailem Bend District Hospital website.

TINTINARA

TINTINARA AGED HOMES

Wendt Terrace, Tintinara

Ph: 08 8757 2157

The Coorong District Council owns four aged home units located on Wendt Terrace, Tintinara, of which two are resident-funded and two are subject to rental agreements. The units are managed by the Tintinara Aged Homes Committee, which is a Section 41 Committee of Council under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1999.

Links to relevant websites -

  • Murray Mallee Aged Care Group - 'Individually tailored services for elderly people who wish to stay at home'
  • Active Ageing SA - '...optimising opportunities for physical, social and mental wellbeing throughout the life course'
  • Council of the Ageing (COTA) - COTA Senior's Voice is South Australia's peak seniors' organisation
  • Seniors Card - The Seniors Card entitles older Australians to a range of benefits provided by governments and businesses