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How COVID-19 is impacting the Kiama Area

Updated 03/04/2020

We’re a relaxed community, however when it comes to keeping ourselves and our visitors safe—we take this very seriously.

We ask everyone to please heed the Government stay home directive.

For the latest advice on COVID-19 please click here.

For our local community we’ll start off with some good news. We have the most talented and innovative businesses, who are doing their best to keep their staff employed and provide us with excellent service and products. Most are currently having to modify their operations to continue operating, while others, very sadly, have had to suspend operations temporarily. In order for you to stay updated with the changes, we have three sections with  links to an excel spreadsheet, which we will update as new information becomes available:

  1. FOOD & DRINK
  2. ALL BUSINESSES
  3. EVENTS ONLY

Please also refer to the Kiama Municipal Council website for more information about COVID-19 and our area.

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES OFFERING TAKEAWAY AND DELIVERIES

Please click here to see updates/changes to temporary closures or takeaway/delivery options.

STATUS OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

Please click here to see a comprehensive list of all businesses except food & drink (found above) with any notable changes.

CHANGES TO EVENTS 

Please click here to see changes to our local events.

Please see the section below on supporting our local communities. Now more than ever we need to support each other every way we can.

STAY INFORMED

If you would like to keep updated on facebook, join the Kiama@Home group for our local community:

Also the Kiama and District Business Chamber has developed an initiative to indicate changes to local businesses at their physical store/office. If you see a ✅ in the window of a business, this means that despite looking closed, they may have adapted their business to try and stay afloat during these uncertain times (many are noting these changes on the posters).

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES – SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES!

During these challenging times that we’ve seen in 2020, it is important to remember to support the small businesses that drive our community in the Kiama area.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Buy gift cards online.
  • Order takeaway/home delivery.
  • Pre-book services: purchase a future service now.
  • Share and post your favorite photos of our area.
  • Be social with our local businesses—like, share, comment to keep their spirits up!
  • Leave a review on social media, Google, TripAdvisor, etc. to help promote these businesses and give future customers an idea of where to go when they are able to travel.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and the Tourism Industry, please see our partner info/corporate page here.

Contact Destination Kiama

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for guidance. We’re happy to answer any and all of your questions!

Stay in touch. You’ll be the first to know about incredible events, trip ideas and offers from our area.