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About Bellingen Shire Connects
The Bellingen Shire Connects page was set up in response to the Covid19 outbreak in March 2020 to provide information to the community about local covid testing, support available and how to help. The page has been repurposed slightly in March 2021 to also provide the community with information in relation to the sever weather and local impacts.
More about the origins of this site from its inception to respond to Covid19: The Bellingen Shire Coronavirus Pandemic Response Group is behind this community information hub for Covid-19. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of coordinating local resources and expertise to establish this group, which will be working together with our community to deliver initiatives, actions and information to provide a local response to this global crisis.
Our core objective is to support our community through this.
The Pandemic Response Group are focusing their efforts on the key community areas of clinical support, community preparedness and resilience, community information, business support services and the maintenance of Council’s essential community services.
This group is made up of action groups and representatives from the following:
- Bellingen Shire Council
- Clinical Action Group – consists of representatives from the medical and health profession within the Shire – primary objectives are the operation of the Bellingen COVID-19 Clinic
- Neighbourhood Care Network – a initiative of the Pandemic Response Group with initial start-up and framework development funded by Bellingen Shire Council.
- Business Support and Adaptation Action Group – consists of representatives of the Bellingen, Urunga-Mylestom and Dorrigo Chambers of Commerce supported by Bellingen Shire Council.
- Services and Support Action Group – lead by the Bellingen Shire Neighbourhood Centres and supported by various service agencies.
The Bellingen Shire Connects website brings together, in a coordinated manner, all the information, activities and support provisions of the Pandemic Response Group in a user focused fashion. It is maintained by the Connections Centre (the central coordination team of the Pandemic Response Group) and will link in with other sources of information to provide a holistic information base for our communities.
We are gathering content as we move through the pandemic, and will update as we gather more information, gain detailed understandings of the needs of our community and as things change.
We also encourage people to engage with the Neighbourhood Care Network (and their Local Champions) and The Bellingen Shire Connections Centre (to ensure you interact with humans, social distancing doesn’t have to be anti-social!)