Dubbo Region Mayor Stephen Lawrence is calling on its community to work as a team and "ensure we don't get ourselves put back into restrictions" after the lockdown lifts on Monday.
The mayor is also urging residents to stay alert to changing government orders and requirements.
"The reality is, these government orders and requirements can change at a moment's notice, and business and council will need to comply and act very quickly," he said.
"The best way to manage that change is for people to firstly, be aware that things may change, keep regularly informed on current requirements, and work as one team to move and change with council and businesses when and if we have to change."
On Friday, the mayor announced the gradual reopening of the council's facilities and services.
"In doing so, council is following the NSW government's public health orders and COVIDSafe rules to absolutely ensure the safety of the community, visitors and council staff," he said.
"It's a critical time for the community to familiarise themselves with, and understand, the COVID requirements for the various individual council facilities and services.
"It's also a critical time for us all to work as one team to ensure we don't get ourselves put back into restrictions... no one wants that, especially families, our region's struggling businesses and attractions."
The council is directing residents to www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au to learn about the requirements for accessing each of its facilities and services.
It is also asking them to be "patient and flexible".
The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre has been singled out as an example of a council facility where changes will come into play from Monday.
It opened in late September to "everyone", subject to COVIDSafe restrictions.
Under the public health orders only fully-vaccinated people will be able to access the facility from Monday until restrictions ease further on December 1.
As of that date government regulations will not stipulate between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
The council reports that from Monday until December 1, people seeking entry to its reopened facilities will have to provide proof of vaccination.
"We've all worked so hard to get to this point and we need to keep going to ensure what we've worked hard for stays," the mayor said.
"Importantly, we stick to it so more and more of what's normal returns."
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