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Museums, libraries, swimming pools and the art gallery will remain open, but this will be continually reassessed.
Council chief executive Sue Bidrose said the situation was rapidly changing, and as such, the council was unable to predict what would happen.
‘‘We can prepare, and that is what we and other agencies will continue to do.
‘‘We continue to act on advice from health authorities as to what actions it should take around facilities and services. We’re also working closely with other councils.’’
No decisions had been made around what would happen to staff if facilities closed.
She said precautionary measures had been taken at public facilities.
‘‘We have signs up at all our facilities asking people who are unwell, or have travelled from overseas in the past 14 days, to delay their visit and go home.’’