Council Supports Lockdown of Metro Postcodes to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus
Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 12:00
With a focus on local community health and wellbeing, Mansfield Shire Council supports the Victorian government’s change to restriction levels for the metropolitan postcodes where there are currently Coronavirus hotspots.
Mansfield Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM encouraged local residents to continue to be kind and welcoming and understand that there are circumstances which mean people from the 10 restricted postcodes can legitimately be in Mansfield.
“When the Premier made his announcement, he was clear that people from these postcodes who were already away from home, potentially on school holidays, are allowed to continue their holiday. This means some people may be in Mansfield,” Cr Attley said.
“Our best local response is to continue to get tested if you have any symptoms and always practice good hygiene, including thorough handwashing, use of sanitisers and ensuring you keep the stipulated 1.5m social distancing while out and about,” she said.
“Council’s priority has always been and continues to be the health and safety of our community. We encourage everyone to continue with their focus on good personal hygiene and distancing as the government works to control these hotspots and stop further spread.
Cr Attley said people who live in the restricted postcodes are reminded that there are only four reasons to leave home; for food shopping, care giving, medical appointments or work, if people cannot work from home.
“Going on holidays to destinations such as Mansfield is not a reason to leave home,” she said.
Cr Attley repeated the Premier’s message that enforcement of the restrictions is the role of the police.