As Australians prepare for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to tomorrow announce how Australia might further loosen COVID-19 restrictions, I urge the community to continue to observe all current restrictions in place.
Cumulative COVID-19 cases in the Waverley LGA remain at 181 cases but to avoid a growth in cases we must remain vigilant and continue to observe social distancing and restrictions on outdoor gatherings.
Our ‘Swim & Go’ and ‘Surf & Go’ corridors have been working very well these past few days and I remind people that if entry to these corridors looks busy, please come back another time. Our Council is delighted to be able to reopen access to the water at our beaches for exercise, but people need to continue do the right thing for this access to continue.
As temperatures reach the mid 20s, we have also seen an increase in foot traffic this week along our beach promenades and in our parks and reserves. We understand how important exercise is for mental health but we remind people not to gather in groups in public places and to observe social distancing at all times. Our Rangers are helping educate people about the restrictions in place and the Police have the power to enforce Public Health Orders. Please, if you are asked to move along by Rangers or the Police, please do so and help us flatten the curve in Waverley.
Our community has done such a good job in observing restrictions and helping health officials suppress the spread of the virus. We understand people want to return to greater freedoms, but we don’t want a second wave. Our Governments at Commonwealth and State level are considering the best health advice on when and how to ease restrictions. So until restrictions are lifted, please follow the public health orders and restrictions in place and maintain social distancing.
We will continue to inform the community about our responses to COVID-19 as restrictions change. In the meantime, please, stay safe, practice social distancing, remember to wash your hands often for 20 seconds and get tested at the Bondi Beach drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic if you have any concerns.
-Mayor of Waverley
- 2 Hits
- Since 07-05-20
- Posted by Eastern Suburbs Life
- Eastern Suburbs Area
To support the diverse and dynamic character of Bondi Beach, Waverley Council is inviting artists to submit their unique designs for the historic Bondi Beach Sea Wall. Each successful applicant will have their artwork displayed on a panel on the sea wall… Eastern Suburbs Area
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Woollahra Council’s objective has been the protection of our community. We introduced a number of important measures to help reduce the spread of the virus, including beach closures due to risks posed by large crowds of… Eastern Suburbs Area
Randwick City’s beaches including Coogee, Maroubra and Clovelly Beaches will be made available for exercise purposes only as of Monday 20 April 2020. All Randwick City beaches were closed three weeks ago on 28 March to discourage large groups… Eastern Suburbs Area
Mahon Pool in Maroubra will temporarily close from Mon, July 20, 2020 for up to a week while urgent safety works are undertaken to remove a large boulder in the pool. The boulder – estimated at 25 tonnes – was washed into the pool during a recent storm… Eastern Suburbs Area
Adapting to recent developments amid the Corona Virus Crisis, Sydney Yoga Collective (SYC) is live-streaming all 32 yoga classes in real time as if you were in the studio, along with free kids classes. Streamed from their Bondi Junction-based studio,… Eastern Suburbs Area
Waverley Council will be carrying out maintenance works in early September to improve the safety of the Bondi Park outdoor fitness station at North Bondi. The works will take around a month to complete and include: * new rubber softfall to meet… Eastern Suburbs Area
COVID-19 testing information Help protect your family and community against COVID-19. Get tested even if you have mild symptoms. It is safe to attend testing clinics. Clinics have hand gel, masks and other measures in place to protect all patients and… Eastern Suburbs Area
With Anzac Day 2020 shaping up to be a most unusual commemoration, I pondered upon the honour of knowing one of our esteemed Aussie Diggers. In 2018 I had the privilege of interviewing local war veteran Gordon Brown for a community radio station. A… Eastern Suburbs Area