Cloncurry Shire Council is shutting down John Flynn Place and the Visitors Information Centre but will continue essential services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Council said its executive leadership team met Monday to discuss COVID-19 and they were following new measures decided by the National Cabinet overnight who agreed to move to more widespread restrictions on social gatherings and non-essential services.
Council said it would continue to provide essential services such as water treatment, airport, sewerage treatment, saleyards, childcare and landfill but was temporarily closing non-essential services until further notice, including John Flynn Place and Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum.
Council said the library and swimming pool would remain open but with limited access.
The library front door will be closed but residents will still be able to access services by registering for e-books and other library services by calling the Library on 4742 1588 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Borrowing will continue with an amended service, details of which will be advised in the near future.
There will also be limited access to the swimming pool through controlled lane swimming available daily from 5pm - 7pm.
Bookings are essential through Nerissa at the Pool on 4742 1403.
CEO David Bezuidenhout said this would be closely monitored to ensure that social distancing requirements are met.
"These are uncertain times which require flexibility. We need everyone's co-operation," he said.
Remember to practice good hygiene and keep a healthy physical distance between each other. This is our most powerful weapon to fighting the virus".
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