Lithgow City mayor Cr Ray Thompson has urged Lithgow residents to support and comply with the new restrictions from Federal and State authorities.
"We are all battling the introduction of COVID-19 into our lives," he said.
He said Council was in daily contact with the NSW Health and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) and the Council website was being updated daily with their advice.
"We know from our bushfire emergency experience of the recent past, that it is absolutely necessary to have one single source of truth in emergency situations.
"As we published updated RFS information daily during our bushfire emergency, so too we publish updates daily from the relevant State agencies on COVID-19 and the strategies employed," he said.
Cr Thompson said Council services have been altered in the short term, subject to regular review as the situation unfolds.
"We aim to keep all members of our community as safe as possible, and are ready to respond to issues that we may be able to assist with," he said.
He recommended the community to continue to check the Council and State Government websites for information.
"Try to refrain from relying on social media commentary for your information, because from our experience during the bushfire emergency, it was less than accurate on many occasions," he said.
Cr Thompson also said Council staff continue to work within new social distancing strategies, and Council is now exploring the potential for Council meetings to be conducted electronically following the changes to legislation affecting meeting protocols.
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