LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, is urging all residents to abide by self-isolation and social distancing requirements as the latest coronavirus restrictions come into force from Monday 30 March, including the closure of outdoor gyms/boot camps and skateparks. Additionally, gatherings have been further restricted to 2 people. The community is requested to stay at home and to travel as little as possible and then only to shop for essential supplies, medical care and compassionate needs, exercise, work and education.
Councillor Hope said that while most people are abiding by the restrictions it is disappointing that a relatively small, but nonetheless significant sector of the community are contravening the restrictions and therefore putting their family, friends and others at risk.
“As NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, has pointed out some people think that the world is as it was in 2019 and it is not. Mr Hazzard has pointed out our entire world has an unseen enemy that doesn’t have borders and is impacting massively on communities around the world and starting to impact in a way that no citizen of NSW could have dreamed of. So it is vital that everyone listens to the health advice which is that you must socially distance and adhere to the 1.5 metre separation rule,” Councillor Hope said.
To meet current requirements the following LPSC services are closed:
- Gym (Plains Fitness)
- All aquatic facilities
- Sportsgrounds and showgrounds across the Shire
- Visitor Information Centre
- Quirindi Library
- Royal Theatre
- Scheduled Council events have been cancelled
- Freedom Camping areas and caravan parks
- Quipolly Dam recreation area
- Playgrounds and skate board parks
- Limited Centrelink services will be available by appointment only at Werris Creek Library during the following hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 12 noon and Friday: 10am – 11:30am. To make any appointment for Centrelink services please phone 6768 7340.
- Home Support Services are available by phone (Quirindi 6746 4545 / Werris Creek 6768 7505) or email (Quirindi email@example.com / Werris Creek firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Members of the community choosing to social distance can still carry out business with Council by calling the Customer Service Desk on 6746 1755. If you have other enquiries please direct them to email@example.com.
“Once again, I cannot emphasise enough the importance of maintaining social distancing. If you are sick, stay away from others, that is the most important thing you can do. Authorities are also urging everyone to practise good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene. These simple, common sense actions help reduce risk to you and to the wider community,” Mayor Hope concluded.