Watch today’s COVID-19 update from City of Wagga Wagga Mayor, Greg Conkey OAM.
Key messages: New rules from the Federal Government. Very importantly – groups have been reduced to two persons in public spaces and other areas of gathering. Tonight’s Council Meeting will be live-streamed. Council’s Customer Service team are still available for phone calls and email queries.
If you have a Council-related query, please call us on 1300 292 442.
For all other COVID-19 updates visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus
Latest update from the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister last night issued the following updates to restrictions on public gatherings:
Guidelines have been reduced to two persons in public spaces and other areas of gathering.
Unless it’s your household, your family or those who are living at your residence. So, if you are outside your home and not with family or those you reside with, you are now limited to being in the company of one other person. This provides for those who may be getting daily exercise, particularly for women, so that they wouldn’t be required to walk on their own and can walk with another person.
In addition, in public areas, public playgrounds, outside gyms and skate parks will be closed.
“You must stay at home except for the following reasons: A, shopping for what you need, food and other essential supplies that enable you to remain at home and to do that shopping as infrequently as possible. B, for medical care or compassionate needs. C, to exercise in compliance with the public gathering rules that I’ve already outlined. And D, for work and education if you cannot work or learn remotely.”
People aged 70 and over should stay at home and self-isolate for their own protection to the maximum extent practicable. This does not mean that they cannot go outside. They can go outside and be accompanied by a support person for the purposes of getting some fresh air, some recreation. But they should limit contact with others as much as possible. These arrangements should also apply to those with chronic illness over 60 and Indigenous persons over the age of 50.