Federal member urges use of common sense

Federal MP Lucy WicksFederal MP Lucy Wicks. Archive image.

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, has urged residents to stay calm and use common sense as coronavirus protocols ramp up.

“Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has made a number of changes that will affect communities across Australia, including here on the Central Coast,” Wicks said.
“Several of these measures being enacted will ensure the safety of individuals and assist in slowing the spread of coronavirus within our communities.
“A common concern of many within my community is around schools.
“Schools are exempt from the new restrictions, with all schools remaining open.
“If your child is unwell, a common sense approach is encouraged to keep your children at home.
“Supermarkets will remain open and continue to receive and stock.
“It is important that people remain calm when doing their grocery shop and to not bulk purchase essential items.”
Wicks said in good times and bad times, the Central Coast community has gathered together.
“Now is the time for us to be mindful that the advice from medical experts and the Government is necessary to ensure that we protect ourselves, our loved ones and the wider community from the spread of Coronavirus.” she said.
“Whilst a new restriction is now in place for non-essential gatherings of over 100 people indoors (along with) the restriction of 500 plus people outdoors, it is important to note that this does not apply to essential activities such as public transport, medical and health care facilities, schools, supermarkets and grocery stores.
“It is vital for those within the community to stay at home if feeling unwell.
“Our focus is on the health and wellbeing of Australians and their livelihoods.
“We’re ensuring that our economy is resilient and that we are well positioned to emerge strong from this global health crisis.”

Source:
Media release, Mar 19
Member for Robertson,
Lucy Wicks

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