Barossa Business Changes - Covid19 & Tourism

An Update from Barossa Visitor Centre:

As of Thursday 19 March, the Barossa Visitor Centre has reduced its face-to-face tourism services by providing those services through the ‘barn’ window where social distancing can be controlled and hygiene practices will be in place. Online and phone services are being ramped up and staff will continue to service visitors, work on projects, develop new ideas, products and plan for recovery.

The Barossa Visitor Team are happy to help with any enquiries. Please contact the team by calling 1300 852 982, emailing visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au or getting in touch through the My Barossa Facebook page.

With the announcement of further restrictions and measures by government be reassured that The Barossa Council will continue its longstanding investment in the tourism sector and will continue to support tourism in the region using our resources in a variety of different ways with increased focus on online and support services as face-to-face services become more challenging, but will continue through a managed approach to maintain a safe environment.

Amendments to Business Offers & Opening Hours

Council's Tourism Services team will be working closely alongside Tourism Barossa and Barossa Grape and Wine Association during this difficult time as well as during planning for recovery. 

We have compiled some listings, which are constantly updated in real-time, of amended Barossa business operations visit barossa.com/visit/barossa-is-open-for-business-covid-19-update to help our community to support local businesses through these unprecedented times.

Now more than ever is the time to support local, support Barossa. Please see the listings below:

Retail

Beverages

Tours & Experiences

Dining

If you are an operator of a tourism business, please fill out one of the following forms:

Retail Operations Form

Alternate Dining Offers/Takeaway Food Form

Wine/Beverages Form

Experience and Tour Operations Form

If you have already entered your details into the initial spreadsheet, we ask that you please complete a new listing if your circumstances have changed. We will be able to update the viewable document to only show the most recent listing. We ask that you kindly update as soon as you can so that we can ensure we are providing most up-to-date information.

If you are experiencing trouble submitting your amended offers, please try a different browser. If this doesn't work, please contact BVC by calling 1300 852 982 or emailing visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au and we will update the form on your behalf.

Useful Resources

Health
The Department of Health is managing the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a health emergency. They will update this page every day with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.  Incidents of Covid-19 will occur in our Barossa businesses and community and it is vital that we understand how to respond. Please also keep informed and monitor SA Health’s coronavirus advice and updates, available from the SA Health website.

Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 253 787

Please click here for a list of resources should you need mental health assistance. It is important during these times to stay healthy both physically and mentally and to reach out if you are struggling.

Tourism Australia
Please refer to the latest version of Tourism Australia's Coronavirus information page.  We strongly recommend that all Tourism Operators subscribe to their newsletter.

South Australian Corporate website
There is an excellent amount of information regarding Covid-19 on this link, please take 10 minutes to read this information, so that you are accurately informed regarding travel restrictions, financial support available, advice for staff, etc.

Barossa Grape & Wine Association:
Have aggregated a number of websites providing useful information for businesses here.