As you are all aware Australia has entered into unchartered territory and we write this as we face trying and unprecedented times. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a decision which we believe follows the Government and Health advice and regulations and is a priority for the safety and wellbeing for everyone in our community.
Effective as of 4.30pm today (Wednesday March 25th 2020) the Dumbleyung CRC will be closing its doors to the public and ceasing the delivery of face to face services, including the Dumbleyung Public Library, until further notice. CRC Coordinator, Ally will be working behind the scenes checking emails and answering the phone (we plan to divert the CRC phone) to help those we can remotely.
The Quack Chat will continue to be published on a Wednesday to help share any local updates and any news stories. Though no hard copy versions will be available (that means no in store collection or posted Quack Chats until further notice) and the format may be slightly different/condensed.
We plan to be more active online to keep you, our community connected! So please like/follow us on Facebook (search Dumbleyung CRC) and/or visit our website www.dumbleyungcrc.com. Free wifi will also be available 24/7 from just outside the building to access Centrelink, myGov etc. online from your own devices.
What does this mean for upcoming workshops and events?
Regrettably, tonight’s ‘Effective Meetings ToolKit’ workshop will be our last workshop/event held locally and we will utilise video conference technology to bring this course to those who have registered. To date, next week’s AusChem Accreditation course is going ahead though the location has been moved and will now be hosted and facilitated on campus at Katanning TAFE (not in Dumbleyung). Please contact Katanning TAFE to confirm your registration on 9821 6444 and for further updates. All other future workshop/events have been placed on hold.
We want to reassure you that while working remotely, we are committed to doing what we can to help you, ensure the health of all (staff and community) and the ongoing future of the CRC.
Please continue to show that strong community spirit we know is within our Shire, look out for one another, care for your neighbours and show kindness and support. Stay calm and stay healthy!
Article on behalf of the CRC Committee