A message from the Mayor, 10.20am Saturday 21 March.

On behalf of everyone at Waverley Council, I strongly urge the public to observe Health advice about social distancing when visiting our area including our beaches.

The public must at all times keep a minimum safe distance from each other in public places and if you don’t need to be out in public, please consider staying at home.

We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and I am frustrated that people continue to ignore Health advice about social distancing as observed yesterday at Bondi Beach.

We all need to behave in a safe and responsible manner so that the spread of this virus can be slowed. No-one is immune to COVID-19 and behaving irresponsibly puts the entire community at risk.

I also wish to reiterate the Health advice that anyone who is required to be in self-isolation refrain from visiting our public places. This includes overseas visitors who arrived in Australia before travel bans came into affect at 9pm last night.

Our Council is continuing to work through issues and make decisions in a calm and rational manner to help stop the spread of the virus in line with Government/National Cabinet announcements and Health advice and we need the public, and local business, to do its bit.

For more about what Council is doing to support local business, including the establishment of our new business assistance support team, click here.

Again, please be safe when visiting Waverley, and remember the following Health advice:

  • observe social distancing
  • clean your hands
  • cover your coughs or sneezes
  • stay at home if you are unwell and seek medical advice.

For further updates about the Council’s response to COVID-19 including assistance for small business, visit waverley.nsw.gov.au.

-ENDS-

For all interview requests for Mayor Paula Masselos, contact media@waverley.nsw.gov.au or 0416 075 532.