March 24, 2020

COVID 19 Update

Bathurst Regional Council is following advice on COVID-19 from the state and federal health departments and is closely monitoring developments and assessing potential impact. Non-essential static gatherings of 100 people or more indoors, or 500 people or more outdoors (i.e. where people are in close proximity for extended periods of time) have been banned. 

Staff are monitoring developments and assessing any potential impact on Councils services, facilities and events. As number of events scheduled for Autumn have been cancelled. We will continue to monitor developments prior to making decisions on major events scheduled for later this year. Please keep up to date with the current status of all events across the Bathurst region via our website visitbathurst.com.au.

A number of attractions, venues and tours have also been required to close in response to the necessary actions announced by the Federal and State Governments. These include:

  • Abercrombie House
  • Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
  • Bathurst District Historical Society Museum
  • Bathurst Explorer Bus
  • Bathurst Library
  • Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
  • Bathurst Rail Museum
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
  • Bathurst Visitor Information Centre
  • Jenolan Caves
  • National Motor Racing Museum

In accordance with the new restrictions announced by the Federal Government designed to limit social interaction and reduce the likelihood of transmissions occurring, cafes, restaurants and pubs have closed. However many businesses have remained open to offer takeaway and delivery services.

These are incredibly difficult times for businesses as well as for the community. Doing what you can to support local business at this time is more important than ever. Buy local and treat yourself to that takeaway lunch or coffee! 

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