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No time for complacency

Staying vigilant and following the guidelines is the best defence against COVID-19 says Wairoa Mayor Craig Little.

He says we are fortunate in Wairoa and Hawke’s Bay to have no known cases but that could change very quickly.

“The last week or so has shown us how easily Coronavirus can spread.

“I urge all Wairoa whānau to please not be complacent.

“Follow the guidelines to help stamp out COVID-19 by social distancing, practice good hygiene including handwashing, wear a face covering if you can, keep track of where you have been and if you become sick stay home and if you have COVID-19 symptoms seek medical advice.

“I know most of us who do not live in Auckland will be feeling relieved we have remained in Level 2. However, key to our remaining at that level is to support each other through these next couple of weeks.

“It is also a worrying time for those of us with friends and whānau in the Auckland region.

“For our local business I am pleased we did not move into Alert Level 3 and I encourage our local people to continue to support Wairoa’s shops and services to enable our district to recover from the restrictions created by this terrible virus.

“Council services will continue to run as usual with the Level 2 guidelines being implemented.

“For those visiting the Council offices please sign in using the QR code and sign in books, adhere to the social distancing and use the sanitiser provided.

“As the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said we have beaten this before, and we can beat it again- providing we stick to the guidelines.”

Anyone wanting more information should head to the Government’s website covid19.govt.nz.

17 August 2020

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