Cowra Van Park, camping grounds and public toilets closed due to COVID-19

Cowra Van Park. Photo: Facebook
Cowra Van Park. Photo: Facebook

The Cowra Van Park is the latest to close due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Following the issuing this week of a Public Health Order by the NSW Government, the Cowra Van Park, as well as Fairleigh Reserve, Phillips Crossing and Gooloogong Campground will be closed until further notice.

The Public Health Order from the NSW Government states that all caravan parks and camping grounds must close except for the purpose of those accommodating permanent residents (ie caravan park/campground managers) or other persons who have no other place of permanent residence.

Council will also be closing many public toilets in the coming days due to the challenges of maintaining the increased hygiene standards required at this time.

This will enable Council to implement a higher standard of cleaning applied to those left open.

Below is a list of public toilets open and closed within the Cowra shire and surrounding villages.

OPEN

  • Olympic Park
  • Rose Garden/Visitor Information Centre precinct
  • Edgell Park
  • River Park (Vaux Street entrance)
  • Squire Park
  • Europa Park
  • Gooloogong Memorial Park

CLOSED

  • Harry Chapman Park
  • Brougham Park
  • Col Stinson Park
  • River Park (nearest to aquatic centre)
  • Bellevue Hill
  • Saburo Nagakuga Park
  • POW Campsite
  • E.J. Walker Park, Wattamondara
  • Jenny Kerr Park, Woodstock

The above public toilets which remain open will be regularly cleaned and stocked with supplies, and additional health signage will be placed inside the public toilets.

Council urges residents to ensure proper hygiene is maintained including washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow and reduce your contact with other people including keeping 1.5m apart.

As mentioned in previous Cowra Shire Council media releases, Council will ensure essential services continue to be delivered to the community including water, wastewater, garbage collection and ranger services, but wish to remind residents that unless you have essential business to conduct, you do not attend those facilities.