COVID-19 forces closure of campgrounds, visitor centres across NSW

CLOSED: Newnes campground at Wollemi National Park is also closed. Photo: NPWS/ELINOR SHEARGOLD
CLOSED: Newnes campground at Wollemi National Park is also closed. Photo: NPWS/ELINOR SHEARGOLD

CAMPGROUNDS and visitor centres across the Central West and NSW have now been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

From Thursday, all campgrounds along with most visitor centres, cafes and high-visitation areas were closed to the public until further notice.

"Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)," the organisation said.

"We are following the directives and advice of the Australian and NSW Government health officials."

National parks and reserves, however, will remain open.

"National parks and reserves are special environmental, cultural and recreational places for the people of NSW," NPWS said.

"Visitors are encouraged to follow official restrictions and staff instructions for your own safety."

Visit the NSW Health for more information about COVID-19 in NSW and how to protect yourself and the community.

CLOSED: Boyd River campground at Kanangra-Boyd National Park is among the areas to be closed to the public. Photo: NSW GOVERNMENT/NPWS

CLOSED: Boyd River campground at Kanangra-Boyd National Park is among the areas to be closed to the public. Photo: NSW GOVERNMENT/NPWS

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