COVID-19: Updates

Last updated: 26 March 2021

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.

What COVID-19 safety measures are in place?

While no longer mandatory by the NSW Government, we strongly encourage all guests check into the site so we can keep our community COVID safe by recording contatc details.

Masks are also no longer mandatory, however we appreciate your consideration of our staff and community when visiting.

Fort Scratchley Historic Society have developed a COVID-19 Safe plan, in conjunction with City of Newcastle. Volunteers will closely monitor the capacity levels of the indoor spaces and the comfort level of the public in the outdoor area.

The following hygiene measures have been implemented:

  • Touchfree hand sanitiser stations at entry points
  • Additional signage and floor markers indicating entry and exit points, as well as social distancing
  • Increased cleaning regimes during operational hours
  • Monitoring capacity of the internal spaces, such as the museum rooms

When visiting Fort Scratchley, we ask all visitors to help to keep each other safe from viruses, please:

  • Keep a distance of 1.5m between you and other people
  • Clean your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold and flu-like symptoms
  • Stay at home if you are sick or have any flu-like symptoms