COVID-19

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UPDATES...

Are you feeling concerned and vulnerable and not sure what to do right now?

We have a new Council program to support you called Community Connect.

The aim of this program is to provide information and connection to our community, in particular to elderly and vulnerable people who may find themselves socially disconnected during these uncertain times.

For all the information contact:

Phone 08 8522 9295
Email communityconnect@gawler.sa.gov.au
Web gawler.sa.gov/communityconnect

We are also providing, upon application (and subject to certain eligibility criteria being met) a 'one-off' COVID-19 General Rate remission of up to 25% of the General Rates component of your total Rates bill.  The targeted remissions are specifically available to those ratepayers, both residential and commercial, who have been directly financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further details including the application forms can be found below or on our Rates page.

Application forms for a 2020/21 rates remission of up to 25% of general rates for Town of Gawler Residents and Businesses can be downloaded below:

https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/home/dashboard#daily

New case in SA
Two new cases - woman in her 20s linked to the Thebarton cluster and a man and his 50s. This takes the total number of cases linked to the Thebarton cluster to five.

Thebarton Cluster
94 close contacts will be required to quarantine in a medi-hotel and approximately 1,100 casual contacts are required to self-isolate until Saturday 15 August

COVID-19 Health Alert
A COVID-19 health alert has been issued for locations in Salisbury Downs, Blair Athol and Kilburn in relation to a confirmed case of COVID-19. For people who attended the below locations at the relevant times, there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who attended these locations at the relevant times should immediately self-isolate for 14 days from the day they attended the location, and seek testing for COVID-19, even if they don’t have any symptoms.

  • Sat 1 Aug (8.30pm – 9.30pm) - Fernwood Fitness, Salisbury Downs.
  • Fri 31 Jul (5.00pm – 7.30pm) - Agha juice house, 317 Prospect Road, Blair Athol.
  • Wed 29 Jul (5.00pm – 8.00pm) - Najafi Carpet Gallery, 5/392 Prospect Rd, Kilburn.

Cases and Testing

  • Cases today: 2
  • Total active cases: 8
  • Total cases: 457
  • Patients recovered: 445
  • Total deaths: 4
  • Tests yesterday: 6,002

To view a summary from South Australian government agencies about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, as well as information about preventive measures that are being taken, please visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/home/dashboard

New drive through testing facility
A new drive-through location opened in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi today. It can be accessed via Wakefield Road (left-hand turn only) and will operate from 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week. This facility is for cars and motorbikes only. All ages are welcome and no booking or GP referral is required. Find a list of testing options on the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting.

Supporting Business – COVID-19 update

The latest COVID-19 update from the Government of South Australia

REVISING BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS:
Thanks to your cooperation adhering to social distancing measures, and an impressive testing regime, South Australia may soon be in a position to scale down some of the business restrictions in place.

A Transition Committee has been established to see South Australia recover from the public health emergency and reboot the economy. First priorities of the Committee, which includes Professor Nicola Spurrier and Commissioner Grant Stevens, are facilitating the safe return of funeral services and allowing travel to regional South Australia.

A reminder that the best action you can take to keep our community safe as restrictions ease is to download the COVIDSafe App.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEBINARS:
There are so many brilliant ways to stay connected, informed and educated during this time, so visit the Supporting Business in SA page for further details.

OTHER RESOURCES:
Safe Work Australia have developed a search tool to help you find COVID-19 workplace safety information specific to your role and industry.

BUSINESS-SA
Business SA has been supporting South Australian businesses for 181 years. We are no stranger to uncertain times. We have seen wars, droughts, booms and busts.

COVID-19 is yet another challenge we will overcome together. As the independent and local peak body for business in SA, we are committed to ensuring that the business community is informed and united in this time of great uncertainty. We are here to support you. On this page you will find dedicated information and resources for your business to respond to COVID-19 and plan for the future.

Industrial Relations Phone Advice Line:
We recognise that more support is needed by businesses across Australia as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Fair Work Ombudsman,  Business SA is here to provide industrial relations advice to businesses covered by Commonwealth Workplace Laws. Business SA can assist you to understand your workplace obligations including and any questions you have may have in relation to Modern Awards, classification of employees, rates of pay, general human resources matters, disciplinary, termination and more. You don’t need to be a Business SA Member: all you need to do is contact one of our Workplace Advisers on (08) 8300 0000 (selection option 2).

The South Australian government has released a roadmap of easing COVID-19 restrictions. Click here to see a detailed breakdown of each specific activity.

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Council is aware of the significant financial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our community, and stands ready to assist those in our community who have been affected.

In direct response to the adverse financial impact being experienced by many in the Gawler community as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Gawler has now introduced a suite of financial relief measures to affected ratepayers.

If you are a ratepayer that has become unemployed or underemployed, or if you are a business that is in financial hardship, you can now apply to have your rates payments deferred, without financial penalty, for 6 months.

The Council will also not be applying any non-payment fines and interest against any ratepayer during this 6 month period expiring at the end of September 2020.

Application forms for the six month deferral of rates can be downloaded HERE. Once completed, please email to: council@gawler.sa.gov.au

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.

APPLE App store for iPhones

GOOGLE PLAY for Android phones

For more information on the COVIDSafe App click HERE