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COVID-19: Help, resources and important updates

Cumberland City Council considers the health and wellbeing of the community a priority. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Council has made changes to a range of events and services to keep you safe.

We've introduced special measures for these special times

Cumberland City Council is responding to COVID-19 guidance from both Federal and State levels of government. View the latest Media Release for details.

  • Customer face to face Service Centres are open.
  • Cumberland City Council parks, gardens, playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment are open.
  • Community Centres - Council is preparing to reopen its Community Centres from 1 July 2020, in line with the latest Public Health Orders. 
  • Community sports competitions can restart in line with the latest Public Health Orders from 1 July 2020.
  • Cumberland City Libraries to the public -  From 29 June 2020, all our libraries will be opening to the public. We are still strictly adhering to public health guidelines, which means some services will still remain suspended. For a full list of available services and opening hours please visit, https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/library   
  • Learn to Swim Programs - Council will be looking to recommence Learn to Swim programs from 22 June 2020 with a revised lesson plan.
  • Guildford pool will reopen from Friday 29 May 2020 for squad training only. Swim clubs will be allocated certain times and days throughout the week to train. Bookings for a lane space will be through the Swim club. 
  • Council will be accepting bookings for training sessions of up to 10 people at our sports ovals from 29 May 2020. To make a booking, phone Emma Higgins on 8757 9621. For seasonal hire or all other enquiries please contact the Bookings Team on 8757 9000.

The following rules apply to gatherings indoors and outdoors in NSW

For NSW residents, check the latest news and updates and what you can and cannot do under the rules.

From 1 July 2020:

  • The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. This includes function centres. All activity must be seated only.
  • Cultural and sporting events at outdoor venues with a maximum capacity of 40,000 will be allowed up to 25 percent of their normal capacity. Events must be ticketed and seated and follow strict guidelines.
  • All other restrictions including 20 guests inside the home and 20 for outside gatherings remain the same.

Since 13 June 2020:

  • Funeral restrictions have eased to allow the 4 square metre rule to apply.
  • Up to 20 people allowed in a household (does not include people already living in the house)
  • Up to 20 people for outdoor gatherings.
  • Businesses that have re-opened
    • Food courts up to 50 customers or one customer per 4 square metres, whichever is less
    • Fitness, gymnasiums, pilates, yoga and dance studios - Up to 20 participants per class, up to 100 people in an indoor venue
    • Tattoo and massage parlours - up to 20 clients.
    • Increased capacity on public transport.

Development Construction update

Council’s support for local development construction during this period - Read more

Citizenship Ceremonies 

Current health advice around COVID-19 means it is not possible for traditional, in-person citizenship ceremonies to be held. The Government will hold online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens during the Coronavirus crisis. For more details visit Changes to Australian citizenship during COVID-19.