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LG Alert

Safety requirements and accompanying guidance to reopen or recommence are contained in the COVID Safety Guidelines.   
A local government that operates premises and/or delivers activities that were required to close under Directions made under the Emergency Management Act must complete a COVID Safety Plan and display a COVID Safety Certificate before reopening. 
Premises that were not required to close (but may have chosen to) under directions made under the Emergency Management Act are encouraged to voluntarily complete a COVID Safety Plan, and display a COVID Safety Plan Certificate
Local governments should use the specifically published guidelines (Food BusinessesSport and Recreation) if their premises and/or activities are covered by those, or alternatively the generic COVID Safety Guidelines.

COVID Safety Guidelines: Further information for local government 

The department has developed additional information for local governments that outlines further considerations specifically for the reopening of community, cultural and arts activities and should be read in conjunction with the above COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plan.

This information will be updated as the restrictions are lifted, and to clarify business, governance and community considerations.

Further information is also provided for local governments in relation to:

  • Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations
  • Conduct of Council meetings.



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Page reviewed 27 February 2023