COVID-19 – Community Update


There has been a lot of information and ongoing changes announced over the past few weeks with the State Government’s proposed Roadmap to Recovery.

Sorell Council’s Roadmap to Recovery may look a little different and may not directly align with the dates announced. We are planning and implementing a raft of protective measures to make sure that as we do reopen facilities and services, we are doing so with the safety of our community and staff as our highest priority.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and on website for announcements on our changes and dates.


Playgrounds, Skate Parks, Dog Parks and Sporting Ovals are now open.

Current Government restrictions allow a MAXIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE to use these facilities at any one time.

We ask for the community’s support to help ensure these restrictions are adhered to. If it’s busy, please come back later. Please be considerate of others and ensure everyone can have their fair turn.

Bookings are now being taken for Pembroke Park and Dodges Ferry Oval, however, change room / club room facilities remain closed.  Public toilets are open.

Gates to Pembroke Park will be opened during Council business hours.

Public Toilets are all open.

Council’s Offices are now open.

Please follow these simple steps to help protect yourself and others in our community:

  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between each other.
  • Good hygiene is in your hands – Wash and sanitise your hands well and regularly.
  • Cough into your elbow or use a disposable tissue.
  • Please stay home if you are unwell.
  • Vulnerable people are encouraged to stay home to protect their health.


Our Community Halls, change room facilities and RV Park remain closed at this point in time.

Stage 2 – 15 June 2020 – Planned opening of halls and recreation centres with user conditions and compliance in accordance with the State Government “Roadmap to Recovery”.

Stage 3 – 13 July 2020 – Planned opening of sporting facility change rooms in accordance with the State Government “Roadmap to Recovery.”


 The Government restrictions on boat ramps is still active. You can only launch your boat from within the Muncipality in which you reside. The five boat ramps within our Municipality remain open for use for local residents. Please ensure you maintain good personal hygiene and social distancing at all times when using your boat.


We encourage all members of the community to follow the Department of Health’s advice regarding protecting yourself and others from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the Government’s new dedicated website for all the latest and most update to date information –

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please stay safe and well. We’re all in this together.

For further enquiries, please get in touch with us.

Communications, 18/03/2020