COVID-19 Community Information Page

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"The bushfires brought us together. Don't let the virus push us apart."

The Hills is a caring community and it is important we work together to overcome COVID-19 (Coronavirus) challenges and prioritise the needs of our more vulnerable residents.

As individuals we all have a part to play in slowing the spread of the virus and I thank you for your patience and diligence in putting social distancing measures into effect. For those of you also affected by the Cudlee Creek bushfire, please be assured that we will continue to maintain a focus on our bushfire recovery efforts.

Your Council is implementing a planned response to ensure crucial services to the community can continue, albeit in a limited or changed format, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff.

- Dr Jan-Claire Wisdom, Mayor Adelaide Hills Council



The SA COVID-19 Information Hub is the best place for up to date information regarding current cases, health guidance, travel restrictions and support.

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for current information on Adelaide Hills Council matters, including changes to our services.


Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 (open 8am - 8pm daily) if you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19.



"The bushfires brought us together. Don't let the virus push us apart."

The Hills is a caring community and it is important we work together to overcome COVID-19 (Coronavirus) challenges and prioritise the needs of our more vulnerable residents.

As individuals we all have a part to play in slowing the spread of the virus and I thank you for your patience and diligence in putting social distancing measures into effect. For those of you also affected by the Cudlee Creek bushfire, please be assured that we will continue to maintain a focus on our bushfire recovery efforts.

Your Council is implementing a planned response to ensure crucial services to the community can continue, albeit in a limited or changed format, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff.

- Dr Jan-Claire Wisdom, Mayor Adelaide Hills Council



The SA COVID-19 Information Hub is the best place for up to date information regarding current cases, health guidance, travel restrictions and support.

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for current information on Adelaide Hills Council matters, including changes to our services.


Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 (open 8am - 8pm daily) if you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19.


  • The Mobile Library Service is back!

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    Our colourful Mobile Library will soon be back out in the community, where we like it! Initially only public stops will be reinstated, and for your safety and that of our staff, you'll notice a few changes when you visit. Never fear, though, because you will be able to borrow, return, pick up, and hold items as normal.

    View the amended Mobile Library schedule here. This will take us up until Christmas 2020.

    If you, or someone you know, has difficulty accessing any of our service points, please contact our Team Leader Outreach Services on 8408 0400 to discuss possible home service options.

    As changes to our services continue to occur, stay up to date through Council’s website, on Facebook, and in this monthly newsletter. Alternately, contact us on 8408 0400.

  • Resources for returning to sport

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    With eased COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia, there are important things to remember to stay COVID Safe at sports training and games.

    Inclusive Sport SA, in partnership with the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, has developed resources promoting positive hygiene practices and behaviours to return to sport safely. Find the resources, including a video with tips to stay safe in sport, at www.inclusivesportsa.com.au/sport/return-to-sport.

    [2 September 2020]

  • Do you need a COVID Marshal?

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    26 Aug 2020
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    [Updated 2 September 2020]

    The recent requirement for COVID Marshals in some places to manage safety precautions has raised a number of questions in the community. In response, South Australia Police have released a flowchart to help you determine if you need one for your activity.

    Click here to view this flowchart.

  • Justice of the Peace services have resumed

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    03 Jul 2020
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    The easing of restrictions have allowed the return of Justice of the Peace services in our Stirling and Gumeracha Service Centres.





    Available session times and locations are as follows. No appointment is necessary.

    Gumeracha Library

    • Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Coventry Library, Stirling

    • Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    South Australia's Attorney-General's Department keeps an online list of Justices of the Peace that is easily searched by suburb or name (if you're looking for someone specific).

    Click here to visit the search page for JPs in South Australia.

    Visit our Business Associations page for more information.

  • Limited computers now available in all libraries

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    04 Jun 2020
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    Limited numbers of computers are now available in all three library branches, including Woodside. These resources also allow for photocopier use, and wireless printing.

    In Woodside some resources have been moved to accommodate social distancing requirements; if you can't find the section you are looking for, please speak to our friendly library staff and they will direct you.

  • Phase two of lifting restrictions: an update on services

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    29 May 2020
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    Further to our original news that restrictions were lifting on our libraries, Phase 2 of easing COVID-19 restrictions begins in our libraries on Monday 1 June, with further changes in our community centres from Tuesday 9 June.

    This sees an increase to a maximum of 20 people in libraries at any given time, excluding staff (previously a maximum of 10), and the reopening of our Torrens Valley Community Centre and Green Shed in Gumeracha. Social distancing, increased sanitation requirements, and further restrictions in confined spaces will be indicated on site.

    Uraidla's Red Shed, the Positive Ageing Centre and The Summit Community Centre remain closed at this time.

  • SA Bushfire Appeal - Financial Assistance available

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    22 May 2020
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    The South Australian government launched the SA Bushfire Appeal to raise funds for people directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.

    Financial assistance is available for individuals, businesses, apiarists and primary producers. Eligibility information is available and applications can be made on the SA Bushfire Appeal website.

    Non-profit community groups and organisations can apply to the Community Strength and Resilience Initiative for funding for projects that address local needs and issues in affected communities.

  • Libraries & Community Centres open: what you need to know

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    13 May 2020
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    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.

  • Playgrounds and recreation facilities reopening

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    07 May 2020
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    Adelaide Hills Council Mayor, Jan-Claire Wisdom, is delighted to announce the reopening of our playgrounds. We know that they are valued by our community, especially given the current restrictions on social activity under COVID-19 as they provide a destination for families to enjoy outdoor activity together and for children to burn off some extra energy in a healthy way.

    "We reopened Lions Park at Bridgewater and Steamroller Park in Stirling this afternoon (4 May 2020)" she said.

    "And over 30 other facilities are expected to be open before the end of the week."

    Safety checks are being undertaken at each site and signage developed reminding people of the SA Health guidelines around 1.5 metre social distancing and groups being limited to no more than 10 people.

    Council also encourages people to consider their personal hygiene practices and responsibilities when using Council facilities as they would when out in any public space.

    Councils across the state are currently collaborating with the LGA and health authorities regarding any additional precautions that may be recommended.

  • Older Persons COVID-19 support line

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    29 Apr 2020
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    Do you know an older person who needs some support? Are you caring for an older person and need some advice?

    A new support line has been set up to provide information, support and check on older Australians during this period of social distancing.

    Senior Australians, their families and carers can freecall 1800 171 866 if they:

    • Would like to walk with someone about what COVID-19 means for them or their loved ones
    • are feeling lonely or distressed
    • are caring for someone and need some information or a listening ear
    • are worried about what this means for their usual aged care service
    • are worried about a friend or family member living with dementia
    • are unable to access information on the internet and whole like up-to-date advice

    The support line is open between 8:30am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday (closed public holidays).

    COTA Australia, National Seniors, Dementia Australia and the Older Person's Advocacy Network have banded together to deliver this service with support from the Australian Government.