Following a recent increase in case numbers, Georges River residents are being reminded of the importance of getting vaccinated, testing frequently and following the health advice.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, acknowledged that more than 100 new locally acquired cases have been identified in the month of September within the Georges River LGA.
“Many residents have expressed their opposition to our classification as an area of concern. However, I want to assure everyone that we must all be on high alert at this time, given the increasing case numbers,” Mr Coure said.
“Now is not the time to be complacent. We must all work together to limit the spread of this virus and it starts by everyone talking to their GP about getting vaccinated and continuing to following the health advice.”
“I also want to thank the more than 74% of local residents who have come forward for vaccination and received at least one dose of the vaccine already.”
More than 92,000 COVID tests have been taken in the past four weeks within the Georges River LGA.
“I want to thank everyone who has come forward for testing because it plays a critical role in case detection and it helps ensure that no cases are going unnoticed.”
The NSW Police Force Deputy Local Emergency Operations Controller, Chief Inspector Paul Callaghan, said the message is clear, we must all comply with the Public Health Orders.
“Yesterday, St George police officers issued eight infringement notices – this includes people who were out of home without a reasonable excuse, and not wearing a fitted face mask,” said Chief Inspector Callaghan.
“I urge the community to follow the health orders so we can limit the spread of this highly contagious virus. Stay-at-home orders remain effective in every LGA across NSW and our officers will continue to work closely with the Georges River community to get through this challenging time.”
To book your vaccination, please visit: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/book-covid-vaccination
To find your nearest COVID testing facility or for information regarding COVID restrictions, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/