Latest facilities to reopen
We're looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Council's Civic Centre from 8:30am this Monday 25 October.
Customers are requested to enter via the Little Street entrance to assist with our COVID-Safe check in processes.
A reminder that it is a condition of entry under the current NSW Government guidelines that you must:
- Wear a face mask at all times (under 12 years exempt)
- Complete a COVID-safe check-in on arrival
- Show your proof of double-dose vaccination (see below for tips)
Please note that Justice of the Peace services remain unavailable at this time and only electronic payments are being accepted at our Customer Service Desk, no cash.
Lane Cove Youth Centre will reopen from Thursday 28 October and will resume regular operating hours from Tuesday 2 November. Capacity limits apply and therefore parents are requested to check that the drop-in service isn't full before young people attend.
For a summary of all Council services, please see below:
As Lane Cove re-opens, the following arrangements are in place for Council services and facilities:
- The Civic Centre opens on Monday 25 October. You can continue to contact Council and request a service online, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 9911 3555. Justice of the Peace services remain unavailable at this time.
- The outdoor and indoor pools at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre have re-opened, as has Greenwich Baths have re-opened.
- Lane Cove Library has reopened to fully vaccinated residents. The Library will open Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm. For those who aren't yet vaccinated, you can access electronic resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines online. Residents can continue to utilise our Home Library and Library to your Door services - we'll deliver your items directly to your door. If you need to contact the Library please email email@example.com. Council will update this page with details of Greenwich Library's reopening plans in due course.
- Lane Cove Youth Centre will reopen from Thursday 28 October and will resume regular operating hours from Tuesday 2 November. Due to capacity limits, parents are requested to check that the drop-in service isn't full before young people attend. Young people are required to wear masks indoors and observe social distancing. COVID-Safe check in will be required before entering. The Youth Centre can be contacted on 0432 139 925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Return and Earn facilities at the Little Street Car Park and in Lane Cove West have re-opened.
- The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Artarmon has re-opened however the eWaste bin at The Canopy still remains closed.
- Please note that due to daylight savings and the resumption of some community sport, the lights at sports fields will no longer be turned on unless the space is booked for use.
- Outdoor community events are resuming under the NSW Health guidelines for COVID-Safe events, please visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/events to find out what's on near you.
How to show proof you're fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccination
As Lane Cove and the rest of NSW prepares to re-open, we want to make sure local residents are ready with their proof of vaccination when required.
Persons aged 16 and over will only be permitted to enter certain venues or settings, including Council facilities such as the Library, if they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. In some venues, children under 16 will have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated member of their household to enter.
These venues include hospitality venues, non-critical retail stores, personal services, sporting, recreation and entertainment facilities, events and Council facilities (including the Library).
You can find out more about the NSW Government’s roadmap to reopening with this useful Roadmap summary document.
There are several ways you can show proof that you are fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccination:
- A COVID-19 digital certificate can be accessed through the Express Plus Medicare mobile app or Medicare online account through myGov. The COVID-19 digital certificate can be added to a smartphone wallet or similar. Visit Services Australia for instructions.
- A printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement (available through myGov); or
- Add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service NSW app and share as part of a QR check-in. Visit Service NSW for instructions and more details.
For more information and to find out how to provide proof of vaccination if you don't have a Medicare card or smartphone/online access, please visit NSW Health's website.
Council is also encouraging residents to consider if any family or friends without access to online options need assistance as printed copies can take additional time to arrive in the mail.
Penalties may apply for making or presenting a fake form of proof of vaccination.
Stay COVID-safe in the community
A reminder to the community to please follow the latest NSW Health advice including wearing a facemask when required. High testing numbers are key to finding unrecognised chains of transmission in the community, so please continue to come forward for a COVID-19 test, even if you have the mildest of symptoms/are fully vaccinated. Find your nearest testing clinic here.
If you are in the village you can consider other simple actions to reduce contact points such as paying with your card, using foot pedals on bins where provided and practicing good hand hygiene (FYI there are two hand sanitiser points available in The Canopy).
Council encourages the Lane Cove community to stay up to date on the NSW Health advice including case locations and testing locations. For more advice, please refer to the NSW Health website.
You may also be interested in some upcoming events to help support your wellbeing during the pandemic. This October we are running Mental Health Month events which include tailored activities for young people, parents, blokes, businesses and those keen to relax, cook and get creative. Find out more at www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth.
Help support other Sydneysiders
Are you looking for a way to support fellow Sydneysiders but don't know where to start?
Council has teamed up with Cumberland City Council to provide the opportunity for Lane Cove residents to support someone in need. Cumberland residents are able to register for support through the COVID-19 Community Support Exchange. This can include needing assistance buying their essential items such as groceries.
Lane Cove residents who would like to provide support are welcome to purchase a supermarket gift card online and email through to Lane Cove Council. This gift card will then be provided to a resident in need who has registered with Cumberland Council. Your digital gift card will be distributed anonymously to your recipient.
Tips on how to donate an online gift card
- Select your preferred supermarket (examples of supermarkets with multiple stores across the Cumberland area include Woolworths and Coles)
- Consider the gift card which best reflects essential items needed and select the option to have it delivered digitally to your email inbox
- Follow the online purchasing process using your own email address
- Check your email for the official emails from the supermarket and identify the email containing the digital gift card (it should contain the pin)
- Forward this digital gift card to Lane Cove Council: email@example.com
Council will acknowledge receipt of your gift card within one business day. We will remove any personal information ie. name and email and provide only the digital card and pin for distribution to the recipient. For this reason it is important to check you're forwarding on the card and not your transaction receipt.
Other opportunities to donate essential items
Foodbank's Sydney warehouse remains open as they prepare emergency hampers filled with pantry staples to feed people who would otherwise go without food.
Local residents can consider donating a $35 food hamper for vulnerable people in need or explore other ways to help fight hunger for people in need by visiting their website.