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Council’s COVID-19 Response as at 17 March 2020

Posted on 18 Mar, 2020

Council is vigilant in managing its public venues (such as the Library and Aquatic Centre) to minimise the risk and, at this stage, both the Library and Aquatic Centre are operating to regular trading with increased sanitation. However in the interests of public health, if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, or feeling sick in any way, please do not use these facilities. In line with national public health advice, the Alice Springs Public Library will be suspending all current (including externally led) programs and events at the Library until further notice. This includes regular programs such as Lego Club, Preschool Storytime, STEAM Club, Connect to Tech, Baby Rhyme Time and Storybook Saturday from today (Tuesday 17 March 2020). Meeting room bookings are also being reviewed. The Harmony Day Citizenship Ceremony scheduled for this Friday 20 March will be going ahead however precautions and social distancing measures will be put in place. At this stage non-essential events in March (only) 2020 – Twilight in the Mall, Multicultural Fitness month and the Saturday morning Heartwalk – have been CANCELLED. Council is currently evaluating its other upcoming events against risk assessment documents provided by Secure NT and will advise the community in due course.