My team and I are working with the government to help the Warringah community and Australia get through this crisis.
Enforcement rules for NSW
From July 1 2020 certain restrictions have eased:
- The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. This includes function centres. All activity must be seated only.
- On compassionate grounds, restrictions on funerals will immediately be eased to allow the four square metre rule to apply.
- All other restrictions including 20 guests inside the home and 20 for outside gatherings remain the same.
Read FAQs on what has changed.
On 8 May the Federal Government announced a framework for the easing of restrictions across the country. It is the discretion of each state and territory how they implement this framework.
On 26 August, I spoke about the impact that coronavirus is having on our Warringah community. I also highlighted groups that are missing out on the JobKeeper measures and priority areas for economic recovery in Warringah.
Please watch my speech here:
I continue to raise issues with the relevant Federal Ministers about how business, schools and mental health will be addressed by the government as we continue to be affected by COVID-19. You can see the full collection of my COVID-19 correspondence and advocacy HERE.
I welcome the Prime Minister's announcement on 10 November that the Jobseeker subsidy will be extended through to the end of March and continue to advocate for a permanent increase to the rate of Jobseeker (what was New Start) to better support individuals in their transition between employment opportunities.
I am closely monitoring the development and roll-out of the COVIDSafe App and reporting the updates HERE.
The Federal Government, NSW Government and your local councils have all announced spending packages to support you through these challenging times, my team have compiled information relevant to the residents of Warringah HERE.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection. Use the Government's symptom checker to determine whether you need to be tested.
Other coronaviruses include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.
See our Health Advice page for further information on contact information and helplines.
On 13 April, the NSW Treasurer announced a framework for dealing with rental disputes for those impacted by COVID-19. The package includes protection from evictions for tenants and land tax relief for landlords who pass on rent relief to their tenants in both commercial and residential properties, see the announcement HERE.
Zali Steggall MP wrote to the Federal Treasurer calling for urgent rent relief. You can read the full letter CLICK HERE
Further information is available HERE.
Smart Traveller Advice
For the latest information on affected destinations click www.smartraveller.gov.au
24-HOUR Consular Emergency Contact
1300 555 135
+61 2 6261 3305
SMS +61 421 269 080
We are hearing some great ways to support Warringah community groups and initiatives including, for details see HERE