COVID-19: Updates

Last updated: 28 September 2020   

Kiosk, wildlife exhibits, playgrounds, walking trails, open spaces, shelters and barbecues at Blackbutt Reserve are open. 
Public programs, including animal feedings, remain suspended until further notice.  

As we continue to do all we can to further limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, we urge people to use public space in a way that keeps everyone safe by:  

  • Practising social distancing (1.5m between people)  
  • Limiting gatherings in line with the Public Health Order   
  • Practising good handwashing hygiene  
  • Staying at home if you have the mildest symptoms   
OPEN CLOSED until further notice
Playgrounds Feeding talks
Walking trails  Reptile shows
Parks (open spaces) 
Shelters and barbecues 
Wildlife exhibits
Critter encounters

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you should stay at home, self-isolate and get tested.

If you live in or have visited any of the NSW local government areas (LGAs) or suburbs listed on the NSW Government website in the past two weeks, get tested even if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat. 

We will provide regular updates on this page. Find out more on how Council is responding
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