Changes to PBNC’s Services, Programs and Events due to COVID-19 risks

(last updated 4 August 2020)

OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES @ Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre
(under COVID-19 Safe Plan)

Access to all services is via the main administration front desk or Technology Centre reception (10B – 12A Elizabeth St, Pottsville).  Please note a condition of entry is that you will be screened for COVID-19 risk factors and your contact details and temperature will be recorded by a non-contact laser thermometer.

As this situation is rapidly evolving, please check by phone in relation to the services you require.  This includes information about visiting specialist services.

Essential Services Operating at PBNC:

  • Centrelink Agency (face to face) between 8:30am and 1:30pm
  • Information, Referral and Advocacy Service Open Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 1:30pm
  • Child and Family Support Service:
    • Telephone/online contact/face-to-face appointments by special arrangement
    • Meal support (frozen takeaway meals or non-perishable food – until stocks last) provided by appointment
  • Child and Family activities including:
    • Toddler Art & Play
    • Toddler Tunes & Stories
    • Side by Side – play and social support group for families with children on the autism spectrum
  • Assisted Referral and Material Aid:
    • Telephone/online contact/face-to-face appointments by special arrangement
    • Meal support (frozen takeaway meals or non-perishable food – until stocks last) provided by appointment
  • Brighter Futures:
    • Limited face to face appointments
    • Telephone/online contact
  • Technology Tuition and Service Centre:
    • Open for tuition and public access Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm (with restrictions – limited access to ensure safe physical distancing).
      Please call 0444 534 116 for lesson appointments
    • Repairs – contact 0444 534 116 to speak with staff for service description and drop-off and pickup arrangements
  • Op Shop:
    • Open for public access Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm (with restrictions – limited access to ensure safe physical distancing).
    • Donations: please only donate goods of a high quality.
  • 2nd Hand Furniture and Appliance Store
    • Open for public access Thursday and Friday 9am to 12.30pm (with restrictions – limited access to ensure safe physical distancing).
  • New Volunteer Inductions: Please contact volunteer support team on 02 6676 4555 – Monday to Friday 9am to 1.30pm
  • Community Gardening: By arrangement with lead gardener.  Call the volunteer support team on 02 6676 4555

SUSPENDED ACTIVITIES due to COVID-19 risks

The following activities have been suspended until further notice

  • PBNC Sunday Community Markets.  Watch this space…we are working towards reopening on Sunday 6 September 2020
  • Sunday Community BBQs – Closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 risks
  • Sunday Trash n Treasure Stalls – Closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 risks
  • Boomerang Bags (sewing bee) – Working towards a reopening in September 2020