Council Urges Community to Holiday in Your Home

7 months ago | by

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Coffs Harbour City Council is again urging the community to follow government guidelines on social distancing ahead of this Easter long weekend and holiday in your home.

“Locals have overwhelming demonstrated a clear understanding of the risks posed to themselves and others in the community by COVID-19 by following the advice and I’d ask everyone to please stick with it,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

“There are loads of things you can do at home – gardening, making hot cross buns, teaching your pets new tricks, bingeing on Netflix or simply reading or listening to music. And don’t forget Easter egg hunts!

Council’s Libraries are also offering online access to loads of e-books, e-audio resources, e-magazines, film streaming and lots more.

“You can still dine in style by supporting local cafes, restaurants and businesses by ordering food or takeaways online – #buylocal, #supportlocal.

“The key message is to stay home, or if you have to go out, stay away from others. It’s the very best advice, along with regular handwashing or sanitising, to help you stay safe.”

NSW Government advice on social distancing is that you must stay at home, unless you are going to:

  • work (where you can’t work remotely)
  • school or an educational institution
  • shop for food and essentials
  • get medical care or supplies

If you have to leave home for essential reasons like visiting the doctor or grocery shopping, stay at least 1.5 metres away from others.

Wash your hands regularly and keep in touch with family and friends by phone, social media or video calls where possible.

Gathering in a public place is limited to two people.

Many Council facilities are currently closed including sportsgrounds, playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor exercise equipment.

Lifeguards are running a surveillance-only service until the end of the season at Sawtell, Park Beach and Woolgoolga. No flags are being deployed at these beaches.

To keep up-to-date with the NSW Government’s Covid-19 information – or to access services online – check out the new Service NSW app – www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/service-nsw-mobile-app

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