Local Police are urging Coota residents to follow and abide by the current Covid-19 lock down restrictions.

Frank Brown, Chief Inspector, Officer in Charge of Cootamundra and Gundagai, said, “Police request that all residents comply with the Health Regulation when attending our supermarkets, where only one family member should attend to obtain groceries for the family. We understand that there are situations where someone may need support or carer’s assistance, that will be considered on each basis.”

Police have been working closely with our local supermarkets in Cootamundra to ensure that they are checking when people enter the stores and are complying with the current health regulations.

Special directions for Regional NSW Area:

Exercise, outdoor recreation and shopping

Public Health Act 2010

The Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) 2021 sets out special directions for Regional NSW that expire at the beginning of 28 August 2021.

Obtaining food, goods and services

* It is a reasonable excuse for a person to leave home to obtain food, goods and services

* This must be done within the person’s own LGA OR no further than a 5km radius from the person’s home if in another LGA UNLESS the food, goods and services are not reasonably available in this area, then a person can travel beyond these limits

* Only one person from each home can leave home to obtain food, goods and services each day UNLESS it is not reasonably practicable

* A person 16 years of age or older must carry evidence of their name and address or temporary accommodation and produce it to police on request

 

Exercise and outdoor recreation

* The order does not define outdoor recreation. It is broad and includes a pastime that is enjoyable

* It is a reasonable excuse to leave home for exercise and outdoor recreation

* This must be done within the person’s own LGA OR no further than a 5km radius from the person’s home if in another LGA

* A person 16 years of age or older must carry evidence of their name and address or temporary accommodation and produce it to police on request

* No car pooling allowed to travel to and from exercise or outdoor recreation unless the other person is from the same household or the nominated visitor of a person who lives alone (singles bubble visitor)

 

Outdoor public gatherings

* A person must not participate in an outdoor public gathering of more than 2 persons.

* The 2 person limit does not apply to the following: * persons working; caring or assisting vulnerable persons; an exempted gathering.

* gatherings of persons from the same household; to provide emergency assistance to a person/s; to fulfil a legal obligation; to move to a new home, and including a business moving to new premises.