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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council is constantly monitoring the situation as well as taking advice from the Australian and New South Wales governments to respond appropriately to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Residents are urged to follow the NSW rules for gatherings that apply to individuals and businesses and recommended protocols for social distancing. Residents are also urged to get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild.

Travel to and from NSW

Information about travelling to and from NSW from interstate and overseas can be found: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/border-restrictions.

DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING

Drive-through testing is now available at Rifle Range Road in Inverell.  Appointments are not required. Station operates Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 2.30pm.

Clinic information for our region can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/

COUNCIL RESTRICTIONS AND SERVICE LEVELS

All Inverell Shire Council indoor facilities are currently open with COVID-safe measures in place, including face masks and compulsory check-in. 

If you are unwell, our customer service team is available 8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays to assist over the phone and via email.

Email: council@inverell.nsw.gov.au  Web: www.inverell.nsw.gov.au  Phone: (02) 6728 8288  Facebook: facebook.com/InverellCouncil

In conjunction with the NSW Government restrictions please ensure you continue to follow: the physical distancinghygiene and safety requirements for businesses, stay home and get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild.

Please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules for the current restriction levels.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Where to get vaxxed

Drop-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
When: Friday 24 September, 2021 | 9.30am to 3.00pm
Where: Inverell Showground
Vaccine: Astra Zeneca
Bring: Medicare card, pen, a drink, hat & a chair

Dittons Pharmacy 
77 Byron Street | Inverell NSW 2360
Bookings: Phone 02 6722 2639
Vaccine : Astra Zeneca & soon to be providing Moderna

Hadana Surgery
152 Otho Street | Inverell NSW 2360
Bookings: Phone 02 6721 0634
Vaccine: Astra Zeneca & Pfizer

     

Ross Street Surgery
4 Ross Street | Inverell NSW 2360
Bookings: Phone 02 6721 2763
Vaccine: Astra Zeneca & Pfizer

Inverell Medical Centre 
113 Swanbrook Road | Inverell NSW 2360
Bookings: Phone 02 6722 2855
Vaccine: Astra Zeneca for all Medicare Card holders & Pfizer for existing patients only

Inverell Pharmacy
132 – 134 Byron Street | Inverell NSW 2360
Bookings: Phone 02 6722 3146
Vaccine: Astra Zeneca & soon to be providing Moderna

     

St Elmo Medical Practice
27 Oliver Street | Inverell NSW 2360
Bookings: www.semp.com.au
Vaccine: Astra Zeneca & Pfizer

Dr Abbas Hussein
Ashford Community Health Centre
Wednesdays &  Saturdays
Bookings: Ashford Chemist | Phone 02 6725 4013

Tingha Pharmacy
Bookings: 1300 085 058 | Appointments essential

Drop In Vaccination Clinic
Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Check what COVID-19 vaccines are available to you by visiting the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker here.

Answer some questions to check when you can get a COVID-19 vaccination, find out where, and book an appointment. You can do this for yourself or another person.

Council’s Response

In support of the NSW Government’s push to combat the virus by increasing vaccination rates, Council encourages residents to get vaccinated.

At August’s Ordinary Council meeting, councillors agreed that an 80 per cent vaccination rate is our pathway away from lockdown, which will be both an economic and social boost to the community.

Councillors also pledged to lobby the Federal Government for the establishment of mobile vaccination clinic to visit the shire’s small communities. Read more in our media release.

Council's Response
Support Services

Support Services

  • – Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Services| 1800 512 348
  • – Over 70’s Coronavirus Helpline| 1800 171 866 | Open 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday | Offering practical help and advice on the current guidelines and support available.
  • – Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)| 1800 237 981 | Open 6.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week | The COVID-19 Information Line is available for seniors to talk about COVID-19 concerns.
  • – Coronavirus Disability Information Helpline| 1800 643 787 | Open 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday and Sunday.
  • – Lifeline| 13 11 14
  • – Kids Helpline| 1800 551 800
  • – Business Assistance (Service NSW)| 13 77 88 or https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/covid-19-help-businesses | Phone line is available 24/7

AS RESTRICTIONS START TO EASE AND WE BECOME MORE ACTIVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE WE:

Follow the rules.
Practice social distancing.
Wash your hands.
Get tested.
Look after the vulnerable.
Look after yourself.
Stay home
Download the COVISafe App

LOCAL BUSINESSES

For information on local business and facilities please make direct contact with the particular business / facility to ensure individual requirements are adhered to.

For residents who are in self isolation or those who wish to minimise contact with others, many local businesses are now offering services such as home delivery, phone ordering and contactless pick-up.

Council is maintaining a list of these businesses, which is posted on our Facebook page.

We encourage residents to take up these options and commend local businesses for continuing to service our community in these difficult times.

2020 Council Elections Postponed

The Minister for Local Government has postponed the September 2020 Local Government elections for one year due to COVID-19.

This means elections will now be held December 2021 and the current council will remain in place until then. The subsequent local government elections will be held in 2024.

COUNCIL NEWS ALERTS

Council Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Alerts
31 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) News AlertDownload[3 MB – PDF]
26 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) News AlertDownload[742 KB – PNG]
20 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) News AlertDownload[78 KB – PNG]

FURTHER INFORMATION

Australian Government website & The NSW Government website: These sites are regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

Department of Health website: For further information on COVID-19, including  daily updates, FAQ’s, current facts and figures, staying healthy and travel advice.

Coronavirus Statistics: The NSW Government updates their website every day with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.

Coronavirus Testing Clinics: Find your closest Coronavirus Testing Clinic using the NSW Health interactive map

Last modified: 14-Sep-2021

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CONTACT COUNCIL

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Correspondence:
General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
Email: council@inverell.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 72 695 204 530