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Important – COVID-19

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Thursday 23 September 2021

Western NSW Local Health District has announced stay-at-home orders will be lifted for Orange from midnight tonight.

However, the region will continue to operate under some restrictions to ensure community safety. For more information, please visit:

Friday 20 August 2021

On Friday 20th August 2021, the NSW Premier announced that the current ‘stay at home’ orders for Central West will extend until 11.59pm on Friday 10th September 2021. Under these restrictions you can only leave your home for four reasons:

  • Shopping for food or essential goods and services

  • Medical or compassionate needs

  • Exercise outdoors within 10km of your home and with 1 other person not from your household

  • If there are more than 2 people in your household, you can go out together for exercise

  • Essential work or education, where you cannot work or study from home

As a convenience based Centre providing essential goods and services to our community, we will remain open and trading during this period with the following adjustments. The following stores that provide essential goods and services will continue to serve you:

  • Supermarkets, grocery stores, bakery, butcher, fruit and veg, fishmonger; and indoor or outdoor markets but only for groceries or fresh food

  • Bottle shops

  • financial institutions

  • post offices

  • newsagency

  • pharmacies

  • petrol stations

  • vehicle and mechanical repair service

  • pet store or vet clinic

  • urgent services for the health and safety of a person, animal or premises

  • childcare

  • laundry and dry cleaners

The following stores will provide takeaway / grab and go / delivery only:

  • cafes and restaurants

  • food court eateries

All other stores have been classified as providing non-essential goods and services and will cease trading for seven days. Additionally, when you visit us:

  • wear a face mask at all times

  • check In on entry and to each of the stores you visit

  • utilise the hand sanitiser on entry

  • keep 1.5m distance between yourself and other whilst visiting

Importantly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and get tested if COVID-19 symptoms occur. We understand that this recent announcement is difficult for our community and we are here to support you. Staying safe is a community effort and we all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your ongoing understanding.

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