Coronavirus to affect some Council programs and initiatives
Due to the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Council has made a number of changes to our facilities, programs and initiatives.
Council facilities remain open at this time. This includes our branch libraries, Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), Maitland and East Maitland aquatic centres, Maitland Gaol, Maitland Visitor Information Centre and Council’s Administration Building at 285-287 High Street. There are also currently no changes to our waste services including kerbside collection and the operation of Mt Vincent Road Waste Management Centre. Morpeth Museum however, is now closed to the public.
There are, however, changes to a range of public programs and initiatives offered by Council. All public programs across our libraries, aquatic centres and MRAG have been suspended until at least Thursday 30 April. The majority of tours and activities at Maitland Gaol will be going ahead, however visitors will need to use their own device for self guided audio tours. Guided tour and activity numbers may also be reduced to allow for social distancing to occur.
Council has cancelled next weekend’s Environmental Awareness Event at Beryl Humble Oval, Tenambit.
There are a range of initiatives still going ahead which include LIVE at The Levee this Friday from 6.00pm at The Riverlink and the Staging Colours program. Council’s scheduled immunisation clinics will continue although with additional measures to ensure social distancing.
At this stage Council’s planned Street Eats for Friday 3 April will still go ahead however it may be split across several sites. Staff are working on a revised Street Eats program that, when complete, will be promoted through Council’s social media platforms.
For a comprehensive list of cancellations, postponements and changes to programming and initiatives click here.
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, the above arrangements may change at any time. Council’s website is the place to find the most up to date information.