Cittaslow and Coronavirus
Alexandrina Council has now put in
place a range of measures to keep the community, including volunteers,
safe during the Coronavirus pandemic (see alexandrina.sa.gov.au Update
on Coronavirus Community Services Announcement as of 19.03.20).
In line with these, Cittaslow has implemented the following changes from Saturday 21 March until further notice.
Cittaslow Corner will be closed to visitors and members of the public. No organised meetings or gatherings involving groups of volunteers will be held there during that time.
Community Garden premises are closed to meetings and gatherings. The Garden volunteers have organised a roster for individuals to maintain garden beds during this period.
Organised Group meetings/gatherings including the Food and Wine Group and the Environment Group will be cancelled until further notice.
The How To sessions are on hold until further notice.
The Farmers Market operated on Sunday 22nd March and the viability of future markets will be reviewed depending on agreement with vendors and public interest. Additional measures re handwashing and information about social distancing (at least 1.5 meters from other members of the public) are exercised. This is in line with information from the Farmers Market Association Australia.
Activities such as the Fruit Forest and Jekejeri Park working group can continue. These are conducted outdoors and involve either individual volunteers or small groups. Social distancing needs to be practiced throughout.
The suspension of Cittaslow activity as outlined above is implemented to reduce the potential exposure to the Coronavirus for volunteers and the public. Individual members and volunteers may choose to gather in their own homes or in other venues but they are advised to exercise all of the recommended precautions such as handwashing and social distancing.
On behalf of the Cittaslow Goolwa Management Committee