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Access for all – Warrumbungle Community Care Transport Program

The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have put constraints on our communities, but one thing that has not stopped is Warrumbungle Community Care Transport. 

“While restriction measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic continue across NSW, Warrumbungle Shire Council, through its Community Care service, has continued to provide reliable transport to essential appointments for those in need,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “It is great to see this essential service continuing to be provided for our communities throughout such unprecedented times.” 

“Warrumbungle Community Transport allows vulnerable community members to access essential medical appointments and social services that they may not be able to access without this assistance. All essential trips are still happening with a band of invaluable volunteers, and strict cleaning procedures are undertaken after each drive,” Cr Todd explained. 

Passenger numbers are limited to adhere to social distancing requirements and all clients are required to practice good hygiene and use the hand sanitisers provided. All vehicles are equipped with masks, gloves and hand sanitisers if required, which is especially important for visits to a hospital or medical centre where masks are required on entry.

Shire residents with restricted access to transport may be eligible for the taxi voucher system that Community Care is also offering. The Taxi Voucher System allows those who don’t have another means of transport to order a taxi to get essential services and medical appointments. 

If you need any transport for essential trips please contact the Warrumbungle Community Care offices and the friendly staff will only be too happy to discuss these with you. 

Contact the Community Care Office in Coonabarabran on (02) 6849 2200 or Coolah on (02) 6378 5130. These offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 
 

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Last Updated: 03 Sep 2020

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