Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to follow NSW Health advice to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the Shoalhaven.
With regulations preventing more than two people to socially gather coming into effect on Tuesday 31 March, residents should only leave their home for the following:
food or other essential goods and services
work or education, but only if a remote option is not possible
medical or caring reasons.
Although exercise is considered an acceptable reason to be outdoors, Council is reminding sporting groups and organisations that outdoor group exercise is no longer possible. Only two people who are not from the same household can exercise together to meet the updated social distancing requirements.
If residents do go out they must not gather in public and must stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times.
Council would like to remind residents to observe NSW health guidelines on personal hygiene practices.
wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol
cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with tissue
avoid close contact with people who are ill
avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
stay home if you are sick.
Council is continuing to monitor the local situation and will continue to provide regular updates relevant to our local area via traditional media, social media and information on our website.
Where can I find more information?
For more information on COVID-19, including updates, alerts and resources, please visit the coronavirus page on the NSW Health website or the COVID-19 Health Alerts.
Alternatively, you can call the Coronavirus Health Information Line (1800 020 080) for information on novel coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.