We all know this Easter will be different for all of us. Many people will be without their families for the first time in a long time as we face the reality of the coronavirus outbreak.
The NSW government has set out strict guidelines to ensure the spread is kept to a minimum and the message is clear for the weekend: stay home.
However, with so many traditions up in the air, there is still a little confusion amongst the community. So, here is what you can and can’t do.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro has called for holidaymakers to cancel all non-essential travel, including travel to regional NSW towns and remote communities
These are some of the major don’t’s for the weekend…
- You are not allowed to rent and stay a holiday home or AirBNB/hotel. You must cancel your booking.
- You can’t take your kids to the playground.
- You cannot visit friends or family to socialise (unless under strict ‘compassionate reasons’).
It also against the rules to go on a road trip either by car or motorcycle, so you are better off saving petrol for when you need it, such as trips to the supermarket, medical care, work or education.
Our advice? Stay home!
There are plenty of things you are allowed to do!
You’re allowed to have a play in the park, like kick a football with people you live with. Make sure you keep your distance and keep up your personal hygiene. It must be your own equipment.
You’re allowed to go for a walk, but keep in mind that facilities are closed and physical distancing must be followed at all times.
You can take your dog for a walk as it’s considered exercise, so long as you’re observing the social distancing measures.
The only one exempt from these rules is the Easter Bunny who will be visiting children this weekend!