Cumberland reopens Friday

Cafes and restaurants can reopen from Friday but they can only seat 10 patrons at any one time.

Residents will again be able to enjoy Cumberland’s parks, playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment with their reopening on Friday, but public libraries and community halls will remain closed.

It’s part of Cumberland City Council’s response to new COVID-19 guidance from both Federal and State levels of government.
Mayor Steve Christou said when these spaces, including public toilets, reopen, council’s maintenance team will be running a stringent cleaning regime in high-touch areas to make sure these areas are safe environments and to help limit the spread of the virus.
“Please use our facilities with caution and abide by the rules when it comes to public gatherings occurring in our public spaces, parks and reserves,” he said.
“We must remain vigilant. This will only work if people do the right thing and follow health advice and guidance around social distancing.
“With restrictions easing in places of public worship, I must stress the importance of social distancing for the safety of the community during Ramadan.
“Rules apply to gatherings indoors and outdoors and these rules must be followed.”
From Friday, the following will be allowed in NSW: outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people;
cafes and restaurants can seat 10 patrons at any one time; up to 5 visitors to a household at any one time; weddings up to 10 guests; and indoor funerals up to 20 mourners, outdoor funerals up to 30.
Council’s face-to-face Customer Service function has been suspended. Residents can contact Council on 8757 9000; email or provide feedback online at
Other services continuing are: waste collection; city sweeping; Customer Service (by telephone, email or online); Meals on Wheels; feeding animals stationed at Central Gardens and Auburn Botanical Gardens; public health officers for any complaints; and
safety maintenance for roads, footpaths and parks.
Council continues to accept development applications via email and online requests for planning certificates. Arrangements are also being made for the Cumberland Local Planning Panel to meet through teleconferencing.