Services and Events
Effective as of Monday 29 June 2020, the Prospect library is now open as part of SA’s Phase Three Recovery but with the following restrictions:
- 1 person per 2m2 of publicly accessible space
- Social distancing and hand hygiene practices are still strongly encouraged at all times
Restrictions that are still in force include:
- Most seating has now been reintroduced within acceptable social distancing limits in the library
- Toy library is open, but limited to 1 family within the room at any one time
- JP service will be reinstated from 6 July 2020
- Restricted opening hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, late open til 7pm on Thursday, 9am to 4pm Saturday)
Library services that will continue to be provided:
- eBooks (including children’s material)
- Digital magazines and newspapers
- Short course videos
- Access to Ancestry.com
- Story time and Rhyme time on Facebook
- How-to guides for online resources
Phone assistance is still available if anyone needs help with getting access to online library resources.
Other services will be evaluated and re-introduced when safe to do so according to SA Health recommendations.
Events and Programs
As we monitor and learn more about the spread of Coronavirus in our state, we want to provide as much clarity to our community on what steps we are taking to protect our residents, businesses, visitors and our employees.
We are still currently operating from Payinthi on Prospect Road, however, we may be subject to closure at any time. Rest assured, our business continuity planning guarantees we will be able to maintain essential services, but we may not be able to provide face-to-face services or access to Council facilities during the pandemic. As the situation changes, we will update the information on this page.
In the meantime we are asking people over the age of 70 and those either with a compromised immune system, or living with others with such issues, that they seriously consider whether they should be attending the Council facilities. With the number of daily visitors to our facility, we are not in a position to guarantee safety from infection.
City of Prospect is taking the proactive step of cancelling all non-essential gatherings of people in order to reduce the spread of infection and to keep the vulnerable members of our community safe. As such, regular Council programming and events (such as the weekly Rhyme Time, Club5082 and others) have been suspended from 16 March 2020 for an undetermined period.
Suspended Council Programs
- Prospect Library Rhyme Time
- Prospect Library Story Time
- Digital Help one-on-one sessions
- Scrabble Group
- Knitty Gritty
- Stitching Sisters
- Mosaic Group
- English as a Second Language Program
- Prospect Singing Group
- Dice and Decks Board Game Bonanza
Local business information
We are here to support our local businesses and professionals during this uncertain and unprecedented time. Our Network Prospect team has a page on their website with dedicated information and resources for your business to respond to COVID-19. Visit https://networkprospect.com.au/covid-19-resources-for-businesses/
When you immunise your loved ones, you help protect the community, and this helps to save millions of lives each year. As immunisation is one of the most cost-effective public health initiatives, it’s vital that the community builds awareness to minimise the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Because of the temporary closure of Payinthi, our immunisation service is being provided from the Eastern Health Authority clinic located at 101 Payneham Road, St Peters.
City of Prospect residents are invited to attend the clinic, by appointment only, at no charge. To make an online booking, visit https://www.eha.sa.gov.au/immunisation