With the Premier announcing that travel and overnight stays will be allowed in time for the June long weekend, Mansfield Shire Council has developed a campaign to welcome visitors and keep the community and visitors safe.
Mansfield Shire Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM said Shire entry signs, posters and stickers would be used to both thank visitors for staying at home over the past months and welcoming them back.
“This has always been a welcoming community. We appreciate that visitors stayed away when they were asked to and that has enabled our community to stay safe. We welcome visitors back, and on behalf of the whole community are reminding them to stick to the social distancing measures in place, as indicated through the posters and signs outside business and Council facilities,” Cr Attley said.
Council will also provide businesses with information on handwashing, social distancing and other hygiene measures to distribute over the long weekend.
“Our businesses have done a remarkable job of servicing our community through this difficult time; doing what has been required to continue to provide the essential services while being unsure of the impacts of exposure to themselves and their staff. Council really thanks them for their efforts and community-mindedness; we know it has been a huge undertaking,” she said.
“We are expecting the town to be very busy on the long weekend and we look forward to that being done safely.”
The entry signs, posters and stickers will be in place before the start of the long weekend.