COVID-19 Local Updates

Stage Two restrictions brought forward

Monday, May 25
Stage Two of easing COVID-19 restrictions has been brought forward to June 1.
Restrictions were previously earmarked to ease on June 8, and then June 5 to allow for the long weekend.
From June 1 venues, including pubs, will be allowed 80 patrons, provided only 20 people are in each area.
As long as patrons are seated, drinks can be bought without a meal from licensed venues.
South Australia has just recorded it’s 18th day with no new COVID-19 cases. 

Roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions update

Wednesday, May 20
 SA Premier, Steven Marshall has just announced that the roadmap to a COVIDsafe Australia has been pushed forward, to allow for the long weekend.
From this Friday, May 22, cafes and restaurants will be allowed 10 diners indoors, as well as 10 outdoors.
From June 5, just before the long weekend, stage two will be in place. It was previously earmarked for June 8.
This allows the re-opening of cinemas, theatres, galleries, beauty therapists, tattoo parlours, gyms and indoor fitness, as well as driving instruction lessons.
All will still be restricted to 20 people max. 

Roadmap to a COVIDsafe Australia

Friday, May 8
 A three step roadmap to a COVIDsafe Australia was just announced by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison following a National Cabinet meeting on Friday.
Step one includes opening restaurants, cafes and shopping, as well as libraries, community centres, playgrounds and boot camps. It also allows for local and regional travel.
Step two will introduce gatherings of 20 in your home, business and public places. Gyms, beauty, cinemas, galleries and amusement parks can open, as well as caravan or camping grounds. There will be some interstate travel permitted.
Step three will allow gatherings of up to 100 people. Nightclubs, food courts and saunas can re-open. All interstate travel will be allowed.
States and territories will move at different times based on local conditions. 

Playgrounds, parks to re-open

Tuesday, May 5
 

SA Health announced over the weekend that local Councils have the green light to re-open public parks and playgrounds, provided signage enforcing social distancing and hygiene is displayed, and regular cleaning takes place.

The Barossa Council said it had undertaken risk assessments of 40 playgrounds, and today confirmed it would reopen parks, playgrounds and open spaces. 

While they are asking users to comply with social distancing and gathering sizes of less than 10 people,  extra sanitation will not be done by Council. Users will be asked to wipe down play equipment before and after use. 

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Signage will be installed over the coming days to reinforce health messages.

Light Regional Council expects to have many playgrounds re-opened with new messaging in place by this weekend. 

Mid Murray Council said playgrounds will begin re-opening from May 4, including Mannum Skate Park. 

Council will be prioritising the re-opening of play spaces that are not associated with other facilities that are still affected by Government closures and restrictions.

Regional Council of Goyder are re-opening their playgrounds on May 8.

Barossa no longer high risk area

Tuesday, April 28
 

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier announced this afternoon that the Barossa Valley is no longer considered a “high risk” area for COVID-19.

“I’ve written to the Barossa Council Mayor today to let him know that we don’t consider the Barossa Valley a high risk area anymore,” she told reporters at today’s press conference.

“We can treat the Barossa the same as any other community in South Australia.”

Dr Spurrier went on to thank the department and the community for their “swift action” in getting the COVID-19 cluster under control, with no new cases diagnosed since March 31.

While restrictions are lifted, Dr Spurrier indicated further consultation was needed with local authorities before fully encouraging travel into the area, to help protect vulnerable groups such as the elderly.

“As a community I think we should be having a conversation with the mayors and the local GPs and others in those communities before we say let’s all start travelling, but I certainly think in South Australia, because we’ve had such good results, we could be looking at doing a little bit more intrastate travel,” Dr Spurrier said.

“I do feel for people in the Barossa, it’s been difficult for them and I’m really pleased to be able to write to the Mayor today and say the restrictions are lifted, we’re very happy to say you can just be treated the same as the rest of South Australia.”

Barossa schools to re-open Wednesday

Thursday, April 23
 

The Department of Education has announced that Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier has given Barossa schools, preschools and early childhood facilities the go ahead to open on Wednesday, April 29 provided there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the Barossa region between now and next Wednesday.

“Advice from SA Health and Australia’s expert health body, AHPPC, remains that schools, preschools and early childhood facilities should stay open and that they are safe for staff, students and children,” the statement said.

“In light of that and the current low rates of infection in South Australia, students are encouraged to return to their classroom for term two. 

“We respect the preference of parents and if you choose for your child to learn from home, remote learning options are in place.”

Parents will be contacted by their schools with further information, however a spokesperson from the Department of Education said Barossa schools will be working with students using online platforms on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Facilities listed that can fully re-open on Wednesday 29 include:
Angaston Child Care & Early Learning
Angaston Kindergarten
Angaston Primary School
Barossa Rec & Fitness Centre Vacation Care
Barossa Valley Community Kids
Faith Lutheran College
Faith Lutheran College ELC
Good Shepherd Angaston OSHC
Good Shepherd Lutheran School – Angaston
Goodstart EL Nuriootpa
Happy Haven Tanunda OSHC
Happy Haven Nuriootpa OSHC
Light Pass Primary School
Lyndoch Primary School
Lyndoch PS OSHC/Vac
Lyndoch Valley Family Centre
Lyndoch Valley Occasional Care
Nuriootpa Community Children’s Centre
Nuriootpa High School
Nuriootpa Primary School
Redeemer Lutheran School Camp Aust OSHC
Redeemer Lutheran School
Redeemer Lutheran School ELC
Southern Barossa Community CC
St Jakobi Lutheran School
St Jakobi Lutheran School OSHC/Vac
Stepping Stone Tanunda CC & EDC
Stepping Stone Tanunda OSHC
Tanunda Kindergarten Association
Tanunda Lutheran OSHC
Tanunda Lutheran School Inc
Tanunda Primary School
Williamstown Primary School
Williamstown PS OSHC Camp Australia
Williamstown School-Based Preschool

Start of school term still up in the air

Wednesday, April 22
 
Barossa schools have yet to be given the formal go ahead from SA Health to re-open on Monday in line with other schools across the state.
 

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, when fronting questions from city media last Friday, said a decision would be made about Barossa schools based on whether any new COVID-19 cases surfaced in the area in the wake of the Barossa cluster that shut schools down at the end of March.

“We haven’t had any cases from the Barossa since March 31,” she said.

“Usually however we like to see two reproduction cycles of the virus so that would be theoretically 28 days… into that first week of school going back. 

“So we’ll need to make a decision about whether we leave it a couple of days or whether we say, actually we’re fairly close, let’s just have the Barossa schools going back.”

The Leader has made inquiries to SA Health and the Department of Education regarding the resumption of the school term, but no definite answer has been given as to when the decision will be made.

A Department of Education spokesperson said families would be notified before the beginning of term two, once further advice is received from SA Health.

When school does resume, public schools and pre-schools will offer both learning from school and learning from home options.

Mr John Proeve, Executive Director of Lutheran Education SA, NT & WA said once the Chief Public Health Officer had made a determination, Lutheran schools in the region would act accordingly.

To date, 4.5 percent of the Barossa population has been tested for COVID-19.

Restrictions relaxed for wineries

Wednesday, April 15
 
SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens announced today that restrictions put in place at the end of March would be eased for wineries and cellar doors.
 

According to SAPOL’s statement, “The new Direction now aligns wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries with restrictions currently in place for hotels, restaurants and similar businesses.  

“This means wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries can sell alcohol, food or other products on a take away basis from the premises.

“Tastings of any kind are not permitted and consumption of any produce, alcohol or food is not permitted on site.

“Social distancing restrictions for people attending wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries remain unchanged and must be complied with.”

40 cases in the Barossa

Saturday, April 11
 

SA Health today reported that one more COVID-19 case has been identified as linked to the Barossa Valley cluster.

The case is said to have been linked to the Swiss tour group.

It brings the Barossa cluster total to 40.

Barossa cluster rises to 39 cases

Friday, April 10
 

“Strong messaging” continues to be directed at the Barossa Valley as SA Health confirmed the COVID-19 cluster linked to international tour groups has risen to 39 cases.

It has been revealed by SA Health that 29 cases are linked to the group of American tourists who were quarantined in Marananga in March.

Of the 29, two American tourists were identified as the primary cases. Infection was then transmitted to 27 people, including 19 associated with the tour, and then an additional eight people locally.

Ten cases have been associated with a Swiss tour group who visited the Barossa while infectious.

There were eight primary cases, some of whom tested positive for COVID-19 on return to Switzerland. The other two cases were transmitted locally.

The most recent infection in the Barossa Valley cluster was identified today, connected to the Swiss group.

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier yesterday urged Barossans to continue to be vigilant about monitoring symptoms.

“This is why we’re still messaging about the Barossa because we’re still getting a number of cases from that area,” she said.

“So if you do live in that area or you’ve travelled in that area since March 14, we really do want you to be very vigilant about symptoms and make sure you get tested.

“That’s still a very open cluster and we’ve still got that strong messaging around that area.”

231 tests had been carried out at the Tanunda COVID-19 clinic as of April 6.

Earlier this week Treasury Wine Estates confirmed that a contractor working at the Bilyara Packaging Centre had tested positive for the virus.

Barossa Valley cluster claims first life

Thursday, April 9
 

SA Health have confirmed a 76-year-old man from regional South Australia passed away last night at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, after acquiring COVID-19 in the Barossa Valley.

It is South Australia’s third COVID-19 death.

SA Health extended its condolences to the family.

Medical care, essential work must continue

Tuesday, April 7
 

Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll has issued an urgent reminder that residents of the Barossa are still able to undertake essential travel and present for medical care, after being made aware of patients and workers being turned away by external service providers.

“Last week I became really concerned after receiving several calls to my electorate office advising of people who had been turned away from medical appointments purely as a result of their address,” he said.

“This was in light of the recent advisory that the Barossa was a ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19 in South Australia.

“While we need to act within the recommendations of SA Health and limit all non-essential travel, the Barossa is not in ‘lockdown’ and its people should not be turned away from medical services or work.

“I immediately raised my concerns with the Health Minister, who made it clear that Barossans should certainly not be subject to this treatment.”

SA Health issued advice to more than 4900 registered South Australian general practitioners on April 2 which read:

“…that community members from the Barossa who have not had close contact with a known case are under no restriction in terms of seeking medical care or working, provided they are asymptomatic.”

Minister Knoll said there was no reason a person from the Barossa should be turned away from medical care simply because they were “from the Barossa”.

SA heat maps released

Thursday, April 2
 

COVID-19 heat maps have been released by SA Health, identifying by local government area the number of cases within a series of numerical bands. 

According to the map as at April 2, The Barossa Council has between 10-19 confirmed cases, and Light Regional Council, 1-4 cases.

The Leader has requested more specific details on case numbers and an update on the Barossa Valley cluster, which was last reported by SA Health as being 34.

Maps can be viewed on the SA Health website.

Cellar doors to close to the public

Monday, March 30
 

SA Police Commissioner, Grant Stevens has announced that as of tomorrow, wineries and cellar doors will be no longer be permitted to open to the public.

“Taking into account the circumstances we’ve seen unfolding in the Barossa Valley, we’ve identified that a significant risk area for COVID-19 is winery and cellar door outlets,” he told reporters at a press conference on today.

 “As of midnight tonight we will be banning the sale of alcohol or other produce from cellar doors and wineries. They will not be permitted to open. 

“We’re also prohibiting the tasting or sampling of produce whether it be beverage or foodstuffs across South Australia.”

Schools close amid Barossa virus outbreak

Sunday, March 29
 

Barossa schools will be closed from tomorrow and non-essential travel in and out of the region strongly discouraged as SA Health battles to control an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Barossa Valley.

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier advised the public today that 34 cases have been recorded in the Barossa Valley, linked to two tour groups from the USA and Switzerland. 

The areas of particular concern are Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Williamstown, Angaston and Lyndoch.

“Together with the Assistant Police Commissioner, we have a plan to try and contain that cluster of cases,” said Dr Spurrier.

“Anybody who has been in this area or those particular five areas from Saturday the fourteenth of March, who develop symptoms needs to immediately self isolate and seek to be tested.”

SA Health has confirmed that a COVID-19 testing clinic will be opened tomorrow at the Tanunda Hospital.

Dr Spurrier also strongly encouraged travel in and out of the region to be avoided, and that work from home measures should be put in place wherever possible.

“I’m asking people who live in these areas to absolutely reduce non-essential travel. I would also ask other members of the South Australian community to rethink travel into these towns and into this area.

“Anyone in this region who is able to work from home, should work from home.”

Affected schools listed by the Department of Education include:

Angaston Child Care & Early Learning
Angaston Kindergarten
Angaston Primary School
Barossa Rec & Fitness Centre Vacation Care
Barossa Valley Community Kids
Faith Lutheran College
Faith Lutheran College ELC
Good Shepherd Angaston OSHC
Good Shepherd Lutheran School – Angaston
Goodstart EL Nuriootpa
Happy Haven Tanunda OSHC
Happy Haven Nuriootpa OSHC
Light Pass Primary School
Lyndoch Primary School
Lyndoch PS OSHC/Vac
Lyndoch Valley Family Centre
Lyndoch Valley Occasional Care
Nuriootpa Community Children’s Centre
Nuriootpa High School
Nuriootpa Primary School
Redeemer Lutheran School Camp Aust OSHC
Redeemer Lutheran School
Redeemer Lutheran School ELC
Southern Barossa Community CC
St Jakobi Lutheran School
St Jakobi Lutheran School OSHC/Vac
Stepping Stone Tanunda CC & EDC
Stepping Stone Tanunda OSHC
Tanunda Kindergarten Association
Tanunda Lutheran OSHC
Tanunda Lutheran School Inc
Tanunda Primary School
Williamstown Primary School
Williamstown PS OSHC Camp Australia
Williamstown School-Based Preschool

Tour group sparks concern for visitors to Harvest Kitchen

Saturday, March 28

SA Health has today advised anyone who visited Calabria Family Wines Barossa and Harvest Kitchen on March 14 between 12 noon and 4 p.m. to self isolate if unwell and seek to be tested for COVID-19.

According to Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, the venue was visited by a Swiss tour group that have since returned positive COVID-19 test results.

The number of cases associated with the Lyndoch Hill & Barossa Chateau cluster has risen to seven. SA Health is advising anyone who visited the venue since March 14 to self isolate, and seek testing if symptoms develop. 

Anyone requiring more information should contact the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Kapunda, Eudunda hospitals’ emergency services close

Friday, March 27

Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN) have announced that Kapunda, Eudunda and Mount Pleasant District hospitals’ accident and emergency services temporarily closed as of midnight last night, due to being co-located with aged care facilities.

Accident and emergency services remain open at Gawler Health Service, Tanunda War Memorial Hospital, Angaston District Hospital, Modbury Hospital and Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

“It is critical we protect the most vulnerable in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and this necessary measure ensures the elderly with co-morbidities or low immunity are further safeguarded,”  the BHFLHN statement read.

“Services to residents living in aged care facilities will continue as planned and in accordance with the latest advice by the Commonwealth, with general practitioners to continuing to treat patients in the hospital and aged care residents, as required.”

Visiting hours at all aged care facilities across Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network have been restricted to between 12-1pm and 7-8pm, with visits allowed once per day for a maximum of 30 minutes. Visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before entry is permitted.

Gumeracha District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Strathalbyn and District Health Service’s accident and emergency services were also included in the temporary closure.

Barossa COVID-19 cases increase

Thursday, March 26

SA Health announced this afternoon that the number of American tourists isolated in the Barossa Valley infected with COVID-19 has risen from 10 to 16. Some patients were moved to the RAH earlier in the week.

A staff member has now also tested positive to the virus.

According to Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, there have been “approximately” three cases identified in connection with Lyndoch Hill.

A statement on the Lyndoch Hill & Barossa Chateau website today confirms two positive staff cases, and six negative results. According to the venue, the two positive staff members do not live in Lyndoch.

SA school pupil free days announced

Thursday, March 26

Minister for Education, John Gardner MP has this morning announced that Monday April 6 to Thursday April 9 will be pupil free days for SA school students, effectively bringing forward the start of school hoildays.

The Education Department is currently developing options for vacation care during the pupil free days and school holidays. When finalised, details will be communicated directly to parents.

The pupil free days will allow educators to plan and prepare for flexible learning moving forward.

Cluster identified in connection with Lyndoch Hill

Tuesday, March 24

SA Health is urging anyone who has visited Lyndoch Hill since March 14 to self isolate if unwell and seek to be tested for COVID-19.

“We are investigating a small cluster, less than five people at the moment linked to Lyndoch Hill,” said Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier at a press conference this afternoon.

“People who attended the (venue) since the 14th of March and who are now unwell should self isolate and seek urgent testing.”

It is not yet clear whether the cases are linked to the group of American tourists staying in the Barossa who tested positive to COVID-19 over the weekend, however Lyndoch Hill have confirmed that two of their staff have tested positive to the virus.

“Both employees are generally in good health and are currently self isolating as is the advice from SA Health,” said a statement on the Lyndoch Hill website.

“The health and safety of our staff, our suppliers and clients is our absolute priority and we will continue to receive guidance from SA Health on the protocols, over and above the precautionary procedures that were already implemented.”

Anyone requiring more information should contact the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080.

American tourists moved to the RAH

Monday, March 23

It has been confirmed by SA Health that a number of the American tourists that were in isolation at The Louise in Marananga after testing positive to COVID-19 over the weekend have been moved to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for further monitoring.

They remain in a stable condition. 

Despite community concern, no further information has been officially released about the Barossa Valley itinerary of the tourists.

“It may well be with that contact tracing and the interviews, my team feel very confident that they’ve already reached everybody that needs to know,” said Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier yesterday.

“But in all circumstances, also with the people on the Ruby Princess, if we need to, we will be making these places public. Just please be reassured, that if there is any risk we will let you know as soon as we possibly can.”

Key stakeholders unite on COVID-19 response

Monday, March 23

Barossa’s key government and industry stakeholders are working together to address the imminent and long-term impacts of the Covid-19 virus.

Representatives from The Barossa Council, Light Regional Council, Tourism Barossa, Barossa Grape and Wine Association and Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains convened with Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll on Friday to discuss the impacts of coronavirus on the region, as well as the region’s short- and long-term responses.

Minister Knoll said all stakeholders would continue to work in tandem as the situation unfolds in coming weeks and months, paying heed to all recommendations from health officials.

Tour group test positive to COVID-19

Saturday, March 21

SA Health has confirmed a group of 18 tourists from the US are in isolation at a premises in the Barossa Valley after some members of the group tested positive for COVID-19.
Those who have tested positive include a male in his 50s, a male in his 60s and a female in her 70s. The status of seven other people within the group is still being finalised.

COVID-19 testing clinic opens at Gawler

Friday, March 20

A COVID-19 testing clinic has opened at Gawler today, specifically designed to test and refer patients who meet current screening criteria and have recently travelled overseas or have had contact with a confirmed case.

Members of the community are required to be referred by their GP to the Gawler clinic.  

The Gawler clinic will operate 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm (closed between 12-pm-1pm) and is located at the Gawler Women’s Health Centre, which is accessed via Gate 1.

Patients presenting to the clinic are asked to remain in their vehicles and follow the instructions of staff.

“This is an extremely positive step for the region and we are continuing to work hard to ensure the health and safety of the community,” said Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network Chief Executive Officer, Ms Rebecca Graham.

“The clinic will help meet the current demand and reduce the burden on the Emergency Department, ensuring the segregation of potentially infectious coronavirus cases while providing the most appropriate clinical care.”

NAPLAN will not proceed

Friday, March 20

According to the Education Council, Australia’s Education Ministers met today and decided that NAPLAN testing will not proceed. Testing was due to take place between May 12 to 22.

The decision has been taken to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to focus on the wellbeing of students and continuity of education, including potential online and remote learning.

Gawler Cinema closed

Friday, March 20

Operators of the Gawler Cinema, John and Joy Thorpe have announced the temporary closure of the cinema until further notice.

Barossa History Fair postponed

Friday, March 20

Organisers of the 2020 Barossa History Fair have announced that the event will be postponed until further notice.

South Australia’s History Festival, scheduled to run from May 1 to 31 has also been cancelled for 2020.  

Football postponed

Friday, March 20

Following advice from the SANFL, the Barossa Light and Gawler Football Association has postponed the 2020 season and they will determine a revised schedule closer to May 31.
As a consequence there will be no trial games or trainings across the Barossa Light and Gawler Association.

Bowls season cancelled

Friday, March 20

In line with recommendations from Bowls SA, the Barossa & Light Bowls Association executive committee have cancelled the remainder of the season. This includes all finals, regional events and Champion of Champions.

“It wasn’t an easy decision,” said Association Secretary, Ruth Scoot. “But overall we hope people understand it was a prudent decision.”

The minor round winners will become the season winners for the B&LBA 2019-20 season in light of no finals being played.

Melodienacht Postponed

Friday, March 20

Tanunda Town Band has announced that Melodienacht will not be held in May this year. It’s anticipated that the event can be deferred to a date later in the year.

Changes to Council services

Thursday, March 19

As at 18 March The Barossa Council enacted a range of measures to minimise risk to public health, including:

Barossa Visitor Centre – reduced face-to-face tourism services and introduction of a window service. Cashless payments preferred

Tanunda Library – closed to the public due to co-location with the Barossa Visitor Centre (where steps have been put in place to minimise risk)

Barossa Regional Gallery – closed to the public 

Council events – cancellation of all Council-hosted events, including library events

Community events at Council facilities – Council is not accepting any new community event bookings at Council facilities. Where there is an existing booking, we ask organisers to consider the options available to them, including cancellation, recommended social distancing and hygiene practices. Event organisers are encouraged to contact our Customer Support team to confirm arrangements.  Our team will also be making contact shortly for your event. 

Community Transport – suspension of  Council-operated community transport shopping and social bus services. Our community individual client car services will continue as usual.

Nuriootpa Library and branch libraries remain open but we ask please use self-service options and respect recommended social distancing and hygiene practices to minimise risk to public health. 

Community urged to call ahead

Thursday, March 19
The Angaston Medical Centre has advised the community to contact their local medical centre or hospital for advice before presenting to a clinic or emergency department with a temperature or cough.
The Australian Government’s criteria for Coronavirus testing currently applies to a person who develops a cough or fever within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case or upon returning to Australia. Should anyone fit these criteria, they should contact their usual medical centre to obtain further advice.
Angaston Medical Centre will also be offering phone or Skype TeleHealth consultations with a doctor for patients who are considered more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus.
Additionally, people can reduce the risk of getting sick or passing on any infection to others by following these simple rules:
• Wash your hands regularly
• Wipe down frequently touched surfaces
• Cover your coughs and sneezes
• Where practical, practice 1.5 metres social distancing
• Stay home if you are sick, keep your children home from school if they are unwell.
For more COVID-19 information see the Australian Government’s Department of Health via their website www.health.gov.au or call the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Netball executives to meet 

Thursday, March 19
Barossa Light and Gawler Netball Association executives will meet on Monday, March 23 to discuss the upcoming season.

BVHA season postponed 

Thursday, March 19
As directed by Hockey SA, the Barossa Valley Hockey Association has  communicated to all clubs that all hockey activity is to be postponed effective immediately until further notice.  
This includes all development clinics, umpire forums, club trainings and the 2020 BVHA hockey competition.

 

BVHA President, Danni Casey said this is a difficult time for many local businesses and sporting associations and the BVHA is no different. 

“Postponing the 2020 hockey season will place great pressure on the BVHA to meet its financial obligations, in particular meeting the loan repayments for the turf pitch,” Danni said.

“However, the health and welfare of our members, their family’s and those of the Barossa community is much more important right now.

 

“We look forward to when we can safely re-convene hockey activities, but for now, there are more important things to prioritise.  On behalf of the BVHA Board I thank all Clubs and members for their understanding at this time.”   

‘A Red in the Shed’ cancelled

Wednesday, March 18
Angaston Community Business Alliance has advised the cancellation of the April event of ‘A Red in the Shed – Blacksmith Social’. All ticket holders will be re-funded in full. 
ACBA’s March AGM has also been cancelled.