Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) is calling for Cootamundra and Harden 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 practice 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.
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
"The Murrumbidgee area has seen comparatively low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, and we have been very lucky in terms of low numbers of community acquired transmissions," said Ms Oakman.
"Now is not the time to become complacent, community transmissions could see our case numbers rise again, and we need to be vigilant in keeping on top of this virus," said Ms Oakman.
MLHD urges community members to keep following the guidelines to minimise risk of community transmission.
"Members of the public are advised to minimise travel, continue to wash hands thoroughly and frequently and maintain our physical distance from others when we are out and about."
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