Booderee National Park - Temporary closure extended
To protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and local communities, including the park’s Traditional Owners (the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community), Parks Australia has today announced that Booderee National Park will extend its temporary closure until at least 9 am on Tuesday 8 June 2021, as a precaution following the NSW COVID-19 Jervis Bay Public Health Alert.
This will allow us to consider the results of COVID-19 testing in the Jervis Bay area before opening next week.
NSW Health is advising anyone who stayed at the Green Patch Campground at Booderee National Park from Wednesday 19 May 9 pm to Monday 24 May 9 am (updated) to call the NSW Health contact tracing team on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until you receive further information from NSW Health.
Booderee National Park has been undertaking twice-daily cleaning of the Green Patch Campground amenities as part of its COVID-19 Safe operating practices and the campground has been operating at 50 per cent capacity to support social distancing.
While we regret the inconvenience caused by this temporary closure, the wellbeing of our visitors, staff and local communities continues to be our first priority. Our national park and botanic gardens are treasured places for both locals and visitors alike. Parks Australia is committed to taking appropriate precautionary measures to protect the health of all concerned.
Visitors with camping bookings and pre-booked park passes from Wednesday 2 June to Tuesday 8 June, 2021 will be refunded.
Jervis Bay Territory, Wreck Bay Community and HMAS Creswell staff and residents will be able to travel through Booderee National Park during this time to reach their homes and workplaces.
We will continue to consult with NSW Health in order to respond to the evolving situation.
Further updates will be posted here in the news section of the Booderee website.
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