Community Service Arrangements Jun-Sep 2021

Information about what services local community service organisations are able to offer during COVID-19 lockdown.

Belong Blue Mountains

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Blackheath Neighbourhood Centre
Dear community,
Please know that we are still committed to being here for you all as much as we can be during this stressful time. The phone lines are still open during normal business hours, so please don't hesitate to call if you need to. In accordance with public health advice designed to help restrict the spread of COVID-19, BANC services will run as follows:
Neighbourhood Centre
41 Gardiner Crescent is closed to all visitors but the phone-lines will still be open.  Phone 4787 5684 between 9:30am - 12:30pm Monday to Friday and 1:30pm - 4:30pm Monday to Thursday for all enquiries/referrals/advice.  
  • Emergency relief interviews for No Interest Loans (NILS), EAPA bill vouchers, and food vouchers will still be available and will be provided via phone, email and video-link during business hours
  • The Blackheath Cares program is suspended.
  • Food donations can be dropped on the verandah at 110 Wentworth street, Blackheath.
  • Use of photocopier/computers is suspended.
  • All Hall bookings that are booked during the lock-down period are cancelled.
  • All groups/events/classes/courses that are scheduled for the lock-down period are cancelled.
BANC Access
110 Wentworth Street is closed to all visitors, but the phone-lines will be open during normal business hours.  Phone 4787 5684 between 8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4pm Monday to Friday for all enquiries. 
  • Plan Management services will be provided via phone, email and video-link.
  • Support Coordination services will be provided via phone, email and video-link.
  • Coordination of Supports will be provided via phone, email and video-link.
  • One-to-one supports will continue to provide access to essential services.
  • All groups are suspended.
BOOSH (Blackheath Out of Hours Service)

BOOSH will remain open for before and after school care from 7am to 9am and 3pm til 6pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Parents/carers to wear a mask, use sanitiser and follow the Public Health Orders when dropping off or picking up children. There is to be only one parent/carer in BOOSH at any time. Parents/carers are asked to wait on the verandah, observing social distancing. 
BANC Covid Safe Relief Services During Lockdown 2021 - Call 4787 7770 to ask about these services:
No Interest Loans
During Lockdown, we are offering our No Interest Loans service via telephone. The process has become much easier for people who have MyGov and online banking, plus we are now able to verify expenses verbally over the phone if getting a bank statement isn't possible. Loans of up to $1500 are available depending on eligibility. NILS can be used for items such as white goods, TVs, gaming consoles, vet bills, medical bills, course fees, computers, and much more!
EAPA Utility Bill Vouchers
EAPA vouchers are for anyone experiencing short-term hardship due to an unforeseen crisis. This service is available via an interview over the phone.
Vouchers For Essentials
Through the generosity of Blackheath Mitre 10, Blackheath Laundrette, Blackheath Veggie Patch, Blackheath Butchery, Blackheath Friendly grocer, and local community members, we have vouchers for food, firewood, laundry services, fresh fruit and vegetables, quality meats, and hardware items such as firewood, veggie seeds, essential repair items etc. These are available for people in our communities who are experiencing hardship. We also have vouchers for Coles and firewood via Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre, and Coles vouchers from BANC. These are all delivered to your door
Emergency Food Relief Hampers
We have stocks of non-perishable food items and toiletries available to people experiencing hardship. These are delivered to your door and have been donated by Blue Mountains community members, Amelia at Blackheath Laundrette, The Blackheath/Mt Vic RFS, Michael at the Friendly Grocer, and pre-packed hampers from Katoomba Police via the Rapid Response Team.
The Heathens Choir Soup Packs - Soup packs with fresh vegetables, legumes, stock, and the printed-out recipe, are available to people experiencing hardship thanks to the generous members of BANCs Heathens Choir. Delivered to your door.

Blue Mountains City Council

Blue Mountains City Council has temporarily closed facilities and some services, in response to escalating NSW Government restrictions due to the spread of COVID-19 in Greater Sydney.

Mayor Mark Greenhill said Council services were affected from 6pm today (26 June, 2021) until at least 9 July, in line with the current public health order, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community and Staff.

“It is unfortunate that we are required to take these steps again,” Mayor Greenhill said. “But the safety of people comes before everything and we need to do our bit in the Blue Mountains, to help stop the spread of the virus.”

“Council will continue to monitor services, day to day, as the situation evolves.”

  • Blue Mountains Libraries at Katoomba, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Lawson and Blaxland are CLOSED. The current Library in the Loft service at Springwood is CLOSED.
  • Leisure and Aquatic Centres at Katoomba, Springwood and Glenbrook are CLOSED.
  • Katoomba Waste Management Facility are CLOSED. Blaxland Waste Management Facility will be open to commercial operators only. Household bins will continue to be collected, as will any booked waste services.
  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Blue Mountains Theatre and Hub and Braemar House & Gallery are CLOSED.
  • Blue Mountains Community Halls are CLOSED.
  • Echo Point is CLOSED until further notice. Visitor Information Centres at Glenbrook and Echo Point, Katoomba are CLOSED.

Council’s Customer Contact Centres, at Katoomba and Springwood, is CLOSED for face-to-face visitors, but customer service officers will be available on the phone.  Council’s eServices are also available. Go to  

Council sports grounds and ovals will remain open for residents who would like to use them for exercise, during this period of shutdown.  But, in line with the current public health order, no more than 10 people can be together exercising at any one time. Sports grounds and ovals are CLOSED for club training or games, organised personal training, commercial/personal training bookings and school holiday training and events during this period. Tennis courts are also CLOSED. Council play space equipment, skate parks and BBQ facilities at parks are CLOSED.

Blue Mountains Tourist Parks and Council camping grounds will remain open for current guests only.

Bushcare activities were suspended on Thursday, 24 June.

Council’s Family Day Care office is CLOSED, but officers will be available by phoneFamilies should make contact with their Family Day Educators who will decide whether to continue their service or not, during this period. 

“Council’s core services will continue to operate during this period,” Mayor Greenhill said.  “This includes our escalated road fixing program and the maintenance of our roads, sports grounds, ovals, parks and public toilets.” 

You can stay up to date on Council’s response to COVID-19 at  Go to the NSW Health website for more information on the current public health order

Blue Mountains Food Services

Meal Deliveries:               As Normal

Community restaurants:  Closed during the lockdown

Personal Care:                   As Normal

Social Support:                  Closed although we are helping with shopping if required by clients

Cook + Connect:               School Holidays so no activity anyway

Ben Roberts Café:            Takeaway only

If you are struggling to get some meals during this difficult period, Blue Mountains Food Services may be able to help.  We are the local Meals on Wheels provider and deliver a large range of nutritious meals to Aged Care Clients, NDIS Client and also to private individuals.
Call us on 4759 2811 for more information.

Blue Mountains Women's Health & Resource Centre
Our friendly clinic team are available Tuesday and Thursdays during Lockdown.
If you are a woman who needs access to a GP, Women’s Health Nurse or a Counsellor please don’t hesitate to leave your details with our reception team for a callback.
If you are a woman under 25 you can access the clinic team for free as part of our regular Young Women’s drop-in hours, 3-5.30pm every Thursday during the school term. Just ring the doorbell at reception when you arrive.
If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not show up at the centre and get tested at your nearest testing centre before proceeding.
If anyone needs further info please call reception on: (02) 4782 5133 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre
Unfortunately due to recent public health orders and restrictions we will be closing our office to the public until Thursday 1 July 2021.  However, we will continue to provide FREE legal help by phone so please call us on (02) 47040207 or for tenancy advice call 47040201.
Our duty clinics at Lithgow and Bathurst Courts on Thursday and Monday will continue.

Evolve Housing

Evolve Housing values the health of our employees, clients and the community at large.

As you may be aware, Sydney and Greater Sydney is experiencing another wave of positive COVID-19 cases. As always, our goal is to continue to serve our residents whilst providing a safe place for both our staff, our clients and their families.

In accordance with the NSW Government’s advice, there will be some changes to the regular way we conduct business.

Our changes:

  • To protect the health and safety of our staff as well as our customers, until further notice, our offices will be CLOSED to walk-in clients.
  • We strongly encourage our residents to make use of the digital tools we have enabled on our website – for both submitting repair requests, general enquiries and concerns. These include:

Please listen to advice from doctors and experts. The NSW Health website remains the best place for the most up to date information on COVID-19.

The health and safety of our residents is our paramount concern and we will update you regularly on how we are approaching this situation.

From Tuesday 13 July in Greater Sydney, residents, staff and essential visitors must wear a fitted face mask in indoors area of common property in residential buildings.  This includes any shared areas in apartment blocks including lobbies, lifts, stairwells, and corridors.
Masks must be worn by anyone entering including residents, staff such as cleaners and building managers and visitors such as tradespeople, contractors, food, and mail delivery services
You do not need to wear a mask inside your own apartment, but as soon as you exit your front door, a mask must be worn.

Gateway Family Services
While the 12 suburbs in Penrith are under stricter lockdown:  As Gateway Family Services is outside of the 5km distance for the 12 suburbs in Penrith under stricter lockdown, we are unable to offer a direct service to persons living in those suburbs. Please ring Essentials and we can suggest an alternative closer to home

Headspace Katoomba
Whilst our centre remains open if you need to walk in from 9AM - 5PM Monday to Friday and is there to chat over the phone, instant message or email from 9AM - 1AM every day, we wanted to shine the light on even more of our friends that are there to support you if you need.
📞Kids Helpline: don't let the name fool you, Kids Helpline is there for all young people aged 5 - 25, providing phone counselling 24 hours a day, every day of the week. You can call them on 1800 55 1800 or jump onto their website to start a web chat or send an email. The team are there to chat about whatever is on your mind! If you are nervous to contact them for the first time - they have a great FAQ section on their website to help ease your nerves.
📞Lifeline: Lifeline are there to support those experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can call them 24/7 on 13 11 14 or send them a text on 0477 13 11 14 from 6pm to midnight and someone will respond as soon as they can. If a life is danger, call 000.
Every hour of the day, there is someone to chat to if you need and headspace are lucky to have so many other services working alongside us to reach the same goal

Heatherbrae & YAWN
Dear families,
Sadly, we’ve been advised to close Heatherbrae as there has been a case in Blaxland IGA and we want to do all we can to keep everyone safe and stop the virus from spreading. We’ll be reviewing this as we get more information and keep you updated.

Legal Aid NSW

All Legal Aid office doors will be closed to the public from Monday 28 June to Friday 9 July inclusive.

Our staff will be answering the phones and emails during this time, and each office will have limited staff on site every day. The list of all office contact numbers and emails can be found here Legal Aid NSW offices - Legal Aid NSW.

Link Wentworth Housing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Greater Sydney lockdown, Link Wentworth is taking action to protect our clients, staff and the community. We are committed to providing our clients and vulnerable members of the community with services through this period.

Our Penrith offices will remain open.  Link Wentworth Housing Katoomba office is closed, but appointments can be made to be seen in the office on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s.

We are encouraging our clients to contact us via phone on 4777 8000 or email. For those clients who need to visit the office, we are encouraging them to make appointments. We have procedure in place to service clients if they attend our office and no-one will be turned away.

Anyone who is homeless or is experiencing a housing crisis will be assisted by phone, in our office or through outreach services using COVID-19 protocols.

We are postponing all non-essential client service visits, open home and property viewings. All community events will be rescheduled or converted to on-line meetings if possible.

We will be publishing regular updates on our website: and on our Facebook page @linkwentworthhousing, so please follow us so you can stay connected during this time.

Mountains Outreach Community Service (MOCS)

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Mountains Youth Services Team 

Due to the COVID restrictions announced yesterday, MYST will be in lockdown for 14 days until 10th July. Individual support to existing clients will be offered via zoom and the excursion to the zoo planned for 2nd July will be postponed. If you need help during lockdown call:
Lifeline: 131114
Experiencing homelessness: 1800152152 Link2home
Kids Helpline: 1300 668 200

MyPower Foundation

We are still supporting our clients in a Covid Safe way where requested (Help in the home, personal care, exercise, attending appointments/other essential reasons for leaving the home)

We are also offering alternatives to usual supports at this time:

  • Going out into the community for the client for essential purposes
  • Video/phone calls in place of face to face support

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District - Health Promotions Programs
            Health Promotion Programs accessible during lockdown
ActiveHealthy and Active for Life Online is a free 10 week healthy lifestyle program for those 60 and over (45 and over for Aboriginal participants), that teaches about healthy eating and exercise. It can be done from the comfort of your own home. All you need is internet access, a computer or tablet and some space to exercise!
The program includes:
  • Access to 10 weekly online learning modules covering a range of healthy eating topics
  • Handouts to support the online learning material
  • Phone support from trained phone coaches
  • Access to 2 online home exercise programs and an exercise manual and log to help keep you on track, and more!

Sign up today at

Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service (GHS): is a free phone-based coaching service to help adults make healthy lifestyle changes.  You will receive support for up to six months over the phone, in the comfort of your home, and at a time convenient to you! The Service is available for all NSW adults, 16 years and older, who would benefit from assistance to: eat healthier; be more active; or achieve a healthy weight. All of the coaches at the Get Healthy Service are qualified health professionals; mostly dietitians and exercise physiologists. If you would like further information on the Get Healthy Service, please access the website at: You can register for the Service by phoning 1300 806 258

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Go4Fun Online Logo
Go4Fun Online is a FREE 10 week program for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight and their families. The program provides information and support to improve eating and activity habits. It is a great program for families in NSW who are unable to attend the face-to-face version of the program.

Go4Fun Online includes:

  • 10 weekly online sessions: learn about healthy eating and physical activity for children
  • Personalised support: weekly phone, email and SMS support to keep you on track
  • Tools and resources: receive resources in the mail to help you along the way
  • Rewards and freebies: earn tokens each week that can be swapped for a prize at the end of the program
  • Online community:  chat to other families participating in the program
  • Track progress: receive a report that summarises the changes made during the program

To get in touch with the Go4Fun team, call 1800 780 900 or visit

Nepean Commuity & Neighbourhood Services
NCNS Centres are closed in line with NSW Health COVID orders currently in place.  NCNS staff are still working, and are available to help you with any enquiry.
Send us a message on Facebook or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All NCNS activities and events that had been promoted for this 2 week period are unfortunately cancelled.  We look forward to seeing you again very soon…The NCNS team

Platform Youth Services
Due to current COVID restrictions, Platform will be operational but on reduced face to face support for outreach services.

Platform residential units are still operational, providing accommodation to young people 12-19 yrs.

Platform outreach are currently working remotely, however as we are essential and authorised programs/ workers, we are still providing essential outreach support where face to face is required to ensure young people are still receiving the services and support they required, especially during this difficult time. Staff are following COVID safe practices and guidelines such as social distancing, PPE- mask and sanitiser, to a high standard. This includes our Assertive Outreach Team.

If you have young people that are needing housing support or accommodation and or are risk of homelessness, please contact our Intake Officer on 02 47 600 800 and they can arrange someone to make contact with them.

If you require other crisis support please call

Link2Home: 1800 152 152 - if you are needing crisis accommodation

Kids Helpline: 1300 668 200

Salvation Army Katoomba

The Salvation Army Family Store and Community centre are still closed.
If you need assistance please call 1300 371 288 and a CM is accessed they will be posted a card out instead off collecting it.
At present no Help with EAPA at Katoomba as we are closed.

Springwood Neighbourhood Centre
The Centre is closed due to the Council closing the building (Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub).
During the lockdown period we have extended our Phone Catch Up service. If you would like to have someone from the Centre phone you for a regular or semi regular catch up please do not hesitate to make contact.
Leave a message on 4751 3033 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We have created a Zoom Drop In.  Every Thursday between 10-11:30am (starting Thursday 29 July) you are invited to pop into the Zoom. You may like to tell us of a wonderful business in the area that is serving terrific meals, a lovely walk you went on or maybe a terrific TV series you have watched.
Simply follow this link:  any time between 10am-11:30am every Thursday or email Imelda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a Zoom email reminder invitation. 
SNCC will continue its Food Support Service by way of home deliveries.

If you become aware of an individual or family needing a food parcel delivered, please leave a telephone message on our main number which is 4751-3033 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Messages and emails checked daily.

We will also continue to support our VHV clients and keep in telephone contact with both clients and volunteers.

Our Tanderra OOSH service will continue to operate during lockdown.

Stay safe everyone.

StandBy Support After Suicide
NSW Post Suicide Support is available for phone or online support.  We will return to face-to-face when restrictions ease. We can also deliver online trainings and support to communities impacted by suicide or to organisations working in the sector.  Our phone line 1300 727 247 is indeed 24/7

TAFE NSW - Blue Mountains
In line with NSW Health Orders, TAFE NSW campuses within the Greater Sydney area, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong, and Shellharbour, will remain open for education and student support services with COVID-safe measures. If you are attending one of these campuses, you will need to:
• Wear a mask 😷
• Socially distance and practise good hand hygiene
• Check-in using the QR Codes displayed
🏠Please stay at home if you are unwell.  If you had scheduled face-to-face activities over the coming week, please contact your teacher to confirm it is going ahead.

Ted Noffs Foundation Nepean Blue Mountains
We have moved all our services to phone and online, for this fortnight of Covid restrictions.  

Counsellors and caseworkers are still delivering support by phone and web video, and taking referrals. 

Street University activities have moved to the Discord platform - young people can login via

We are reaching out to all the young people we have supported this year to see if they need help this fortnight. 

You can contact Penrith staff on our toll free number: 1800 151 045

Thrive Services



Wentworth Falls Community Hub
Friday July 9th - Food VAN only service 9.30am to 10.30am - people to remain in car until called.
Friday July 23rd - hopefully back to normal with Food Van, food parcels, Coffee including OP Shop.
(The Hub at 17 Armstrong Street Wentworth Falls normal service hours are every 2nd Friday)

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc
The centre will remain open for all food and emergency relief support services. These will be provided under strict COVID guidelines. 
Food Cupboard will be open on Friday.
Please note all other centre activities including our Monday Lunch will be cancelled until the end of the lockdown.
Our Community Shop will be closed until further notice.

Information about Face Masks

When to Wear a Face Mask

From 25 February 2022, wearing a face mask is mandatory in certain high-risk settings, such as travel, hospitals and indoor music festivals.

Read about the current NSW Government Face Mask Rules.

For translated information about how to safely wear facemasks, see here.

How to Wear a Face Mask

  • Wash or sanitise your hands before putting on or taking off your mask. 
  • Ensure the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face. 

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  • Refrain from touching the front of your mask while wearing or removing it. 

  • Do not allow the mask to hang around your neck or under your nose. 

  • Do not reuse single-use masks. 

  • Wash and dry reusable masks after use and store in a clean, dry place. 

Children and Face Masks

The following information is from the World Health Organisation.


 Info re COVID-19 - Restrictions, Rules, Cases, Testing, Vaccination, Legal Issues, Apps

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 ASAP and stay at home until you receive a negative result.  Please do not attend a medical service without ringing ahead to ensure appropriate COVID-safe arrangements can be made.  
Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.

Restrictions & Rules

NSW Government COVID-19 Home Page

Rules for people in NSW

- Business rules for NSW

Vaccination requirements for workers in NSW

Public Health Orders & Restrictions - the Minister for Health and Medical Research has made a number of Orders, under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010


NSW COVID-19 cases, deaths and testing statistics

- No. of cases, vaccination rates and alerts by postcode and by council in NSW

Australian Goverment Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers - in Australia and across the world


Find a Testing Clinic 

- Register a Positive Rapid Antigen Test


-  Up-to-date and overdue vaccination status, boosters, information about the vaccines, priority groups, who can get a vaccine now and advice for recovering COVID-19 cases.

Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

- Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination


Getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you are not eligible for Medicare - Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines 

- Vaccination rates in NSW by postcodes and by Council

Community Support

Macquarie Newsletter 4 Sep 2021 (PDF) - Susan Templeman MP, Federal Member for Macquarie

COVID-19 check-in card for people not using a Smart Phone

- DCJ Housing, Community Housing & Specialist Homelessness Services arrangements and contacts

- Mental Health

Legal Issues

On-the-Spot Fines - COVID-19.  Your Review RIghts and Payment - Redfern Legal Centre

You can get advice about appealing a COVID-19 fine from:


Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in app - use to scan QR codes when checking in and out of venues/shops/businesses.  Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play

NSW School Updates app - allows parents and carers to receive operational status updates for NSW public schools.  Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play


Info re COVID-19 - Financial Support

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 ASAP and stay at home until you receive a negative result.  Please do not attend a medical service without ringing ahead to ensure appropriate COVID-safe arrangements can be made.  
Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.

Financial Support

Service NSW Financial Support for Individuals & Households

NSW Government Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - before 18 Jan 2022

Australian Government COVID-19 Disaster Payment  

Hardship Support Hotline team and No Interest Loans  

Support for Residential & Commercial Landlords and Tenants  

Guide for home owners in financial difficulty following the impact of COVID-19  

Dine & Discover Vouchers NSW 

COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide

Blue Mountains No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) - Interest-free loans for individuals or families on low income. It’s a community-based program that enables people to access fair, safe and equitable credit for the purchase of goods and services.  Available through the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4739 1164, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre 4754 4050, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre on 4787 7770, or Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4759 2592.

Wesley Emergency Relief - available to help people experiencing financial distress or hardhip and who have limited means or resources to help alleviate their financial crisis.  Call 1300 827 638.

National Debt Helpline - free service providing confidential advice by Financial Counselling Australia.  Call 1800 007 007.

Dealing with the financial impact of being out of work - advice from Beyond Blue - 1800 512 348

COVID-19 making financial decisions - information and resources from

Service NSW COVID-19 Financial Support for Business 

COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response Grants Program

Residential & Commercial Landlords and TenantsEviction moratorium for residential tenants;  Tenants in commercial or retail premises; Landlords leasing commercial propertiesLandlords leasing commercial properties; Landlords leasing residential propertiesLandlords leasing residential properties.

Please note: The details of the support outlined above may change at short notice due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.



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