Libraries & Community Centres open: what you need to know

13 May 2020

On Friday 8 May the Federal and State Governments announced the easing of restrictions in South Australia with Phase 1 commencing on Monday 11 May; a positive step forward for our community and State as we begin recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adelaide Hills Council Libraries
Our three library branches in Stirling, Woodside and Gumeracha are open to the public, albeit with some changes to usual operations. The mobile library remains out of service for the time being.Changes include limits to the number of people allowed inside at one time and new sanitation and social distancing guides. Click here to get a full overview of what to expect.

Adelaide Hills Community Centres
The Torrens Valley Community Centre is open to offer a meeting space for the community, however programs and tea and coffee facilities are not yet available. The Summit Community Centre and Positive Ageing Centre remain closed at this time.

Regular programs and events, Red/Green sheds and Gumeracha Op Shop
At this stage restrictions are still in place around our usual programs and events, including Positive Ageing community buses, our Red/Green sheds, and the Gumeracha Op Shop.

Playgrounds and recreation facilities
Access to Council playgrounds and outdoor recreation facilities (BMX tracks, tennis courts etc) has been reinstated and the community is welcome to use them. When using these spaces, however, please adhere to social distancing recommendations of 1.5m between each other, and keep groups to a maximum of 10 people. We also encourage you to keep up your hygiene practices to keep everyone healthy.


Many early childhood programs remain available online and community members needing assistance with connectivity or distraction are encouraged to contact us on 8408 0400 for guidance.

For a range of FAQs and all of our updates in one place, please visit our COVID-19 community information page.

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