Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Updates

Community and Business responsibilities: COVID-Safe Plan

Community Services and Businesses that were previously directed to close and now reopened must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan.

If your committee or group has not completed the COVID-Safe Plan, or does not have the plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5000 on the sport for non-compliance, or face prosecution.

Please find the link to the COVID-19-Safe Plan Form here - https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/create-a-covid-safe-plan

For more information, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

For technical help, contact forms@sa.gov.au

*The communities are advised that the same social distancing and good hygiene practices still apply and have not been eased at this stage*


The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

Any additional information can be sourced from;

Australian Government Department of Health – www.health.gov.au

SA Health - www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

You can also call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080

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Fire Prevention

Fire Hazard Reduction

2019-2020 Fire prevention

Fire Danger Season Dates

District: Flinders

Start Date: 22 October 2019

End Date: 15 April 2020

Fire danger seasons are subject to change please visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au or contact the CFS Hotline on 1300 362 361 for more information. To find out what you can and cannot do during this time please visit the CFS What Can I do/ What Can't I Do?

Permit Information

Sections 79 and 80 of the Fire and Emergency Services Act, 2005 and Regulations 33 - 46, permit the use of specified types of fires and activities. They include fires used for cooking and personal comfort, gas fired appliances for cooking purposes or electric welding equipment and gas fires used for other purposes, provided they are lit in accordance with the conditions that apply to their use.

All Other Fire Require a Permit:

There are two types of permits that can be issued by an Authorised Officer:

  • Ninth Schedule permits may be issued for fires or activities on days during the Fire Danger Season that are not Total Fire Ban days.
  • Tenth Schedule permits may be issued for fires or activities on days that are Total Fire Bans.

Applying for a Permit:

Contact your closest Authorised Permit Officer.

You can apply to an Authorised Officer for permit either personally, by mail, email, over the telephone or via radio. The Authorised Officer will assess your permit application prior to issuing a Permit.

Permit Officers in Region 4:

Appila

 

Kym Harvie

8658 60323

Paul Wurst

8668 5014 / 0406 678 552

Booleroo Centre 

 

Todd Orrock

0428 672 223

Robert Robinson

8667 2096

Melrose

 

Phillip Nottle

0427 662 042

Port Germein

 

Peter Dennis

8634 6031

Graham Pole

8634 5201

Wilmington

 

Geoffrey Hitch

8667 5204

Wirrabara

 

Greg Pech

8668 4074 / 0427 565 517

The Authorised Officer is required to assess the permit application to ensure that:

  • he/she is satisfied that the lighting and maintaining of the fire is, in all circumstances of the case, justified; and
  • that adequate precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of fire.

Once satisfied the Authorised Officer will issue you a permit and inform you of a permit number and will subsequently send you a copy of the permit. The conditions that must be complied with are included in the permit.

To discover more please vist the CFS website.