Council closes caravan parks due to coronavirus pandemic

Yass Valley Council has closed Yass caravan park after the state government order due to coronavirus pandemic.

The park will be closed to those who are not a permanent resident and/or without a permanent home. The site amenities will also be locked and only permanent residents will have access.

The order also applies to RV and camping grounds, including Joe O'Connor Park, effectively immediately. Signs will be installed at Joe O'Connor Park notifying of its closure.

Meanwhile, all playground equipment in the Yass Valley will be closed from midnight Friday, March 27.

"The surrounding park areas are still open but council urges residents to avoid congregating in groups and to observe strict social distancing rules, as set out by the Australian Government, at all times," a council spokesperson said.

"Public toilets will remain open at the Yass Valley Information centre at Coronation Park and Murrumbateman recreation ground for as long as possible.

Yass Memorial Hall

Yass Memorial Hall

"All other amenities in the Yass Valley will, however, be closed from midnight on Friday, March 27."

Customer Service and Yass Valley information centre will remain open, at this stage. However, from Monday, March 30, there will be no cash payments.

Council managed halls like Yass Memorial Hall, Murrumbateman Hall and Sutton Hall are now closed.

"We urge the community to consider delaying all non-urgent, non-essential business and to avoid all face-to-face meetings with council staff. Please continue to phone or email with any enquiries," the spokesperson said.

"Council's main priority is the continuation of essential services, which will include emergency response, water, wastewater, kerbside waste collection (not recycling), cemeteries and environmental health."

All updates regarding closures can be seen on council's website.

Meanwhile, the Visit Yass Valley team has compiled resources for the community on what services remain open.