The announcement on Tuesday night by prime minister Morrison of a nationwide crackdown on social gatherings has prompted Cootamundra-Gundagai Council to close the region's recreational equipment.
This includes playground equipment, skate and pump track parks, outdoor gym equipment.
Council staff have put up signs advising the public that this equipment is no longer available for use.
Council will be upscaling cleaning regimes in the region's public toilets and public spaces where possible, and urges all residents to practice increased hygiene levels when coming into contact with hard surfaces.
All residents are urged to limit visits to public places, maintain social distancing measures and be vigilant with hygiene. CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister said council was taking advice from health authorities in its decision-making.
"We have been meeting regularly, and making decisions based on directives from the NSW and federal governments, for the safety and wellbeing of our staff, residents and the community as a whole," Cr McAlister said.
Council's customer service areas, in both centres will have strict social distancing measures in force.
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"I can't reiterate this enough, if you don't absolutely need to come into our offices, please don't. Almost all transactions can be done using other methods.
"If you're feeling unwell, or can pay fees and charges on line or by phone, please don't come into the office."
Residents can access information and forms on the Council website, including pensioner concession, change of details, request for rating, direct debit request, and payment arrangement forms.
The prime minister's announcement also included restricting funerals to 10 people.
Council will be informing local funeral directors of the new restriction.
Stay updated on the virus situation by visiting www.cgrc.nsw.gov.au or NSW Health, www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.
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