In accordance with the NSW Government Public Health Order, face masks are now compulsory at all MidCoast Council offices and facilities.
Restrictions apply to all facilities including the customer service centre at Yalawanyi Ganya in Taree, customer service points in Forster, Gloucester, Stroud and Tea Gardens, all MidCoast Council libraries, The Manning Regional Art Gallery, The Manning Entertainment Centre and visitor information centres.
Capacity limits are in place at these locations and people will need to check-in via the Service NSW QR code system. Council staff working in an indoor setting are also wearing masks in keeping with the order.
Over the weekend, the NSW Government extended stay-at-home orders across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong, and introduced restrictions for all other parts of NSW – including the MidCoast.
It is now compulsory to wear masks in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events. Visitors to households are limited to 5 guests and the one person per 4 square metre rule has also been re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals.
MidCoast Council Mayor Cr David West fully supports the restrictions, which are in place until 11.59pm on Friday 9 July.
“It is important that everyone coming to a Council facility wears a mask, adheres to social distancing and practices good hygiene, which are critical in our defence against this virus. Anyone who is unwell needs to take it seriously and stay home. We know the community will support each other through this challenging time and we appreciate your cooperation.”