COVID-19 Update – 5 January 2021

Based on the NSW Government's current health guidelines, wearing face masks is now mandatory in various indoors settings, excluding homes, as per the Public Health Order 2021 (COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings) under the Public Health Act 2010.

In keeping with the Public Health Order, Hawkesbury City Council is encouraging visitors over the age of 12 to wear a mask when using indoor Council facilities. This includes Council’s Administration Building, Libraries, Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, Hawkesbury Regional Museum, Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter and other indoor facilities.

Please consider others in our community when using community spaces and limit your time so that everyone can have an opportunity for access. To help protect our community:

  • please practice social distancing, with a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • practice good hygiene guidelines, including correct handwashing of 20 seconds
  • stay home if you are sick and do not expose others to illness.

Remember to get tested and self isolate with even the mildest of symptoms, or if you have attended a venue listed by the NSW Government as a COVID-19 case location, or you have been in contact with someone else who has been to a COVID-19 case location.

To protect the community from COVID-19, rules and restrictions apply to the Greater Sydney region (which includes the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains), the Central Coast and Wollongong. Please stay up to date with current and accurate health advice about COVID-19 and the latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW by using the official NSW Health website at

To report a breach of COVID-19 regulations, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

Visit for further details.

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