Following the end of the 72-hour lockdown today, City of Darwin can confirm that the reopening of Council services will commence from 8am tomorrow (Friday, 20 August), with the exception of the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility which will reopen to the public at 12pm today.
CEO Scott Waters is delighted that this was a very short lockdown period and that normal operations can resume quickly.
“Now that we have been through a lockdown situation twice, City of Darwin is well-prepared and able to be responsive in closing facilities, cancelling and/or postponing activities and events, and maintaining essential services.
“Our libraries, pools and community facilities will return to normal operations Friday, 20 August and will be subject to the restrictions of wearing masks, checking in with the Territory check-in app and physical distancing.
“Where Council has responsibility for markets, gyms and contact sports, we will work with these clubs and entities to ensure Chief Health Officer directions are upheld over the next seven days.
“We are assessing the situation for our scheduled events and activities, to see if these can continue under the current restrictions. If not, we will offer online alternatives where possible.
“Council officers are also currently updating our Safety Work Method Statements and COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicate these changes to staff returning to the workplace.
“I would like to thank all our staff and contractors for ensuring that Council can keep doing business and providing essential services during this lockdown period,” said Mr Waters.
For further information call on 8930 0300 or visit our website www.darwin.nt.gov.au.
Authorised by City of Darwin CEO Scott Waters