COVID-safe holidays

With the region swarming with visitors over the school holiday period, Central Coast Council is doing its best to keep the Coast COVID-safe.

New signs are in place at all town centres reminding visitors about public health warnings around no large gatherings, social distancing, encouraging mask use and hand sanitisation.

At the Coast’s beaches the flags are up but all beachgoers must follow COVID-safe behaviour.

Council Director of Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said the school holiday program for the Coast had also been adjusted with a range of online and face-to-face activities planned.

“School holidays look a little different this time as we all continue to live with COVID restrictions,” Vaughan said.

“We want our community and visitors to enjoy the great facilities and services we have on offer but with COVID safety top of mind.”

Mayor Lisa Matthews said visitors were welcome to the Coast and would provide a much-needed and welcome boost to local businesses and the economy.

‘This is a great time of year to visit the Coast,” she said.

“The weather is warming up.

“The flags are up at our beaches and our town centres and outdoor dining areas are a hive of activity and that is what we want to see for our region.

“We want to ensure that we do all this activity safely.

“So please follow the COVID-safe rules, support businesses who do as well and have a great safe time.”

Media release, Sep 28
Central Coast Council