Coronavirus: Council closes libraries, pools, gyms

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Campbelltown Council to close a number of facilities to the public, including gyms, pools and libraries.

The closures come after the state and federal governments announced shut-downs of non-essential indoor services in an effort to lessen the impact of COVID-19 in Australia.

Other council services like planning, waste collection, cleaning and park maintenance will continue as normal.

The council's leisure facilities, libraries, Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre, Bicycle Education Centre and Campbelltown Atrs Centre gallery and theatre all closed at noon, until further notice.

Customers service areas at Campblelltown Civic Centre and the Animal Care Facility will be closed to the public unless by prior appointment. Services are operating as normal and residents are encouraged to call or access services online.

The council will not take any bookings for community facilities and halls. All existing bookings have been cancelled.

Childcare facilities will remain open in accordance with federal and state health adivce.

"While the COVID-19 health situation has forced us to make changes to the way we do business for the protection and health of the community, our essential services will continue as normal," mayor George Brticevic said.

"You can still submit planning applications, your waste will still be collected and we will ramp up our parks and garden maintenance so people have places to exercise while ensuring they practise social distancing.

"Residents can rest assured we will continue to maintain these services as the health situation progresses."

Residents can contact the council's 24-hour phone service on 4645 4000 or email council@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au.