Tasmanians must put safety first this Easter and stay home to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Labor Leader Rebecca White said the entire community had been impacted by COVID-19 and that together we now need to do everything possible to keep one another safe.
“This is a challenging time for everyone,” Ms White said.
“We know that at Easter, many people understandably expect to be able to spend time with family and loved ones or get away for a well-earned break.
“But, unfortunately, these are not normal times and this Easter we won’t be able to do the things we usually would. We need to remember that these restrictions won’t be in place forever, but they are very important right now to help us save lives.
“With the rise in COVID-19 cases across Tasmania and the alarming outbreak in the state’s North West, we need to support one another across the community by staying home but remembering to stay in touch.
“There are a number of mental health services that are available to support people during this difficult time and I encourage people to reach out if they need help.
“It’s also particularly important that people resist the temptation to look for ways to bend the rules and go to the shack, the beach or a family gathering,
“There will be an increased police presence around the state this Easter tasked with making sure no-one is letting the community down and ignoring the rules.
“The advice from the government and police couldn’t be clearer – don’t go out unless you absolutely have to.
“It’s a small sacrifice to make to keep our frontline workers safe and support them during this time as they work so hard to look after us.
“We congratulate all the Tasmanians who are doing their bit to keep their loved ones and their communities safe, and we urge everyone else to do the same.
“If people do the right thing, we can get through this together and look forward to returning to our normal lives. The message this Easter is clear – stay home and save lives.”
Rebecca White MP