Coronavirus Community Updates

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Slowing the spread of coronavirus in NSW

  1. Slowing the spread of coronavirus in NSW
  2. Simple steps for social distancing can make a big difference
  3. Staying connected as a community
  4. Take personal action to reduce exposures and stay healthy
  5. Actions for all travellers returning to or arriving in Australia
  6. Actions for people caring for a sick family member
  7. Actions for parents and guardians
  8. Actions for an organisation, workplace or employer
  9. Actions for childcare centres, kindergartens, schools
  10. Actions for TAFE, colleges and universities
  11. Actions for health and community service providers including for vulnerable people
  12. Actions for transport carriers
  13. Advice for mass gatherings

Local & Vocal

To provide a local response and support to the Corona Virus Pandemic for our community, Council has also activated the Bellingen Shire Corona Virus Pandemic Response Group, which is comprised of representatives from local medical, emergency, education, Chambers of Commerce and community service providers.

The Bellingen Shire Corona Virus Pandemic Response Group has initiated the community information hub for Covid-19 and will be providing regular updates regarding local initiatives, actions and information via its Bellingen Shire Connects webpage to ensure that as a community we remain informed, engaged and aware of each other as we work towards meeting the challenges the current pandemic situation presents us both at work and at home.

You can also stay in touch with other sources of local content to help you keep up to date including accessing information on what happend around the world while you were sleeping by signing up to receive the Bellingen Courier Sun's twice daily email digests on the unfolding situation at 7:30am and 5:30pm.

2 Triple B FM also provides a fourm for the many voices of our one community and you can stay up to date with local discussions by simply clicking here to listen online or by tuning in your radio to 93.3 fm or 107.3 fm or by logging onto their facebook page here.

Finally, there's I Love Bello Shire and their online guide to all things happening in our Shire which features a weekly newsletter that will also provide our community with regular updates regarding local initiatives, actions and information about how we can all work together through this difficult time. You can go directly to their website by clicking here, or to subscribe to their free weekly community newsletter simply click here.



Slowing the spread of coronavirus in NSW

  1. Slowing the spread of coronavirus in NSW
  2. Simple steps for social distancing can make a big difference
  3. Staying connected as a community
  4. Take personal action to reduce exposures and stay healthy
  5. Actions for all travellers returning to or arriving in Australia
  6. Actions for people caring for a sick family member
  7. Actions for parents and guardians
  8. Actions for an organisation, workplace or employer
  9. Actions for childcare centres, kindergartens, schools
  10. Actions for TAFE, colleges and universities
  11. Actions for health and community service providers including for vulnerable people
  12. Actions for transport carriers
  13. Advice for mass gatherings

Local & Vocal

To provide a local response and support to the Corona Virus Pandemic for our community, Council has also activated the Bellingen Shire Corona Virus Pandemic Response Group, which is comprised of representatives from local medical, emergency, education, Chambers of Commerce and community service providers.

The Bellingen Shire Corona Virus Pandemic Response Group has initiated the community information hub for Covid-19 and will be providing regular updates regarding local initiatives, actions and information via its Bellingen Shire Connects webpage to ensure that as a community we remain informed, engaged and aware of each other as we work towards meeting the challenges the current pandemic situation presents us both at work and at home.

You can also stay in touch with other sources of local content to help you keep up to date including accessing information on what happend around the world while you were sleeping by signing up to receive the Bellingen Courier Sun's twice daily email digests on the unfolding situation at 7:30am and 5:30pm.

2 Triple B FM also provides a fourm for the many voices of our one community and you can stay up to date with local discussions by simply clicking here to listen online or by tuning in your radio to 93.3 fm or 107.3 fm or by logging onto their facebook page here.

Finally, there's I Love Bello Shire and their online guide to all things happening in our Shire which features a weekly newsletter that will also provide our community with regular updates regarding local initiatives, actions and information about how we can all work together through this difficult time. You can go directly to their website by clicking here, or to subscribe to their free weekly community newsletter simply click here.


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  • Neighbourhood Care Network - Getting Ready

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    2 months ago

    Neighbourhood Care Network - Getting Ready

    We are a network of people helping each other with practical support, connection and resources to get through this together. Physical distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation. We are doing everything we can to prepare for the worst while we hope for the best.

    Why are we doing this?

    We are getting on the front foot and setting up local networks for anyone who wants to stay connected with their neighbours and community as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds in our Shire.

    We don't know how many of us will be in home isolation...

    Neighbourhood Care Network - Getting Ready

    We are a network of people helping each other with practical support, connection and resources to get through this together. Physical distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation. We are doing everything we can to prepare for the worst while we hope for the best.

    Why are we doing this?

    We are getting on the front foot and setting up local networks for anyone who wants to stay connected with their neighbours and community as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds in our Shire.

    We don't know how many of us will be in home isolation and we want to make it as easy as possible to help each other.

    Want to find out more?

    Simply click on the link here to find out more about our Shire's Neighbourhood Care Network.

    How to get involved?

    Register online at https://airtable.com/shrLwdFmfGwX6vBwf or phone the Registration Help Desk on 66551005 between 10am and 4:40pm.


  • Community Update

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    2 months ago

    Local Response to a Global Crisis

    Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, has praised the Bellingen Shire Coronavirus Pandemic Response Group’s joint efforts to ensure we are a resilient community that is prepared for the future challenges the Coronavirus presents us.

    Cr King said the Bellingen Shire Coronavirus Pandemic Response Group was made up of representatives from Council, local medical, emergency, Chambers of Commerce and community service providers.

    “There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of coordinating local resources and talent to establish this group, which will be working together with our community to deliver...

    Local Response to a Global Crisis

    Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, has praised the Bellingen Shire Coronavirus Pandemic Response Group’s joint efforts to ensure we are a resilient community that is prepared for the future challenges the Coronavirus presents us.

    Cr King said the Bellingen Shire Coronavirus Pandemic Response Group was made up of representatives from Council, local medical, emergency, Chambers of Commerce and community service providers.

    “There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of coordinating local resources and talent to establish this group, which will be working together with our community to deliver initiatives, actions and information to provide a local response to this global crisis.”

    “Moving forward we’ll also continue to invite and recruit to the group as we’d like to talk to representatives from the education sector and other various service providers that operate within our community.”

    Cr King said the group would focus their efforts on the key community areas of clinical support, community preparedness and resilience, community information, business support services and the maintenance of Council’s essential community services.

    “For example, members of the group are local medical professionals who have been working tirelessly to complete the forward planning necessary to actively seek and secure Commonwealth funding to establish our own Covid Clinic.”

    “This initiative would provide our Shire with a dedicated facility to test for the virus, coordinate patient after care support services and reduce the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus at one of our local medical clinics, because this situation could result in the closure of that clinic.”

    “The group will also work towards identifying opportunities to address the range of challenges we will face and identify ways to support our local economy, the elderly and isolated and the services we rely on from the potential impacts this virus might have on the way we live our day to day lives.”

    “I also think it’s important that as a community we remain informed, engaged and aware of each other as we all work together towards meeting the challenges the current pandemic situation presents us both at work and at home.”

    “That’s why Council has created a single point of truth on our Create Engagement Portal called Coronavirus Community Updates so you can have online access to lead pandemic agencies such as Federal and State Government Health Departments and regular updates on the local initiatives an actions of the Bellingen Shire Corona Virus Pandemic Response Group.”

    Cr King said Council would be working in partnership with our local media outlets including the Bellingen Courier Sun, I Love Bello and 2 Triple B FM to provide our community with as many opportunities to access local information and to support their efforts to maintain a forum for the many voices of our one community.

    “We are a connected, informed and engaged community and we will work through these challenging circumstances together just as we did during the recent drought, fires and floods.”