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Exercise caution - MLHD

By Corowa Free Press

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) is calling for residents to exercise caution with NSW Government announcement of a further easing of restrictions. 

MLHD Public Health Director Tracey Oakman cautions that while restrictions are slowly lifting, it’s vitally important for people to still practise the basic principles of hand hygiene and social distancing.  

“Many of us are looking forward to our communities gradually returning to a little bit of normality, but please continue to be careful and above all – if you feel unwell, get tested,” said Ms Oakman.  

Ms Oakman’s comments came last week after the NSW Government advised, the following activities will be allowed in NSW: 

* Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people.

* Cafes and restaurants can seat 10 patrons at any one time.

* Weddings can have up to 10 guests.

* Indoor funerals can have up to 20 mourners, outdoor funerals up to 30.

* Religious gatherings and places of workshop can have up to 10 worshippers.

* Outdoor equipment can be used with caution.

* Outdoor pools can open with restrictions.  

MLHD invites anyone who has any symptoms, no matter how mild, to call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099 for a FREE confidential over the phone assessment (7.00 am – 9.00 pm). It is essential that anyone with the virus is detected as quickly as possible.