Community reminded to not use local facilities

Posted 6 months ago

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Residents are reminded local playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor gyms are closed and, therefore, cannot be used.

As per the Federal Government’s announcement, all outdoor facilities have been closed and taped off, to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said these laws have been put in place for the safety of our community and nation.

“It is concerning to hear some residents have gone against these restrictions and cut down the tape around our playgrounds to use them,” Cr Fedeli said.

“I know how difficult these circumstances are, but it is important we all do the right thing.

“These restrictions were put in place by the Prime Minister of Australia and are enforceable by NSW Police. The maximum penalty being $11,000 or imprisonment of six months.

“I encourage residents to still exercise daily to help keep healthy, clear the mind and get some fresh air. You are still able to go for a nice walk by yourself, and even with one other person as long as you are practicing social distancing. You do not have to break the law and use closed facilities to do this.

“We are all in this together and if we work as one, we will get through it and be back to our daily lifestyle.”

The Federal Government has also prohibited residents leaving their homes for non-essential reasons.

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