While the announcement this morning brings mixed news across the electorate I wish to reiterate
that the decisions have been made according to health recommendations.
Parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk and which have seen zero COVID cases for at least
14 days will emerge from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11 September, but will continue to operate
under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities. This announcement includes Upper
Lachlan Shire Council, Hilltops Council and Yass Valley Council LGAs.
Local Government Areas (LGAs) still seeing COVID case numbers will continue to follow stay-at- home orders and will be monitored by NSW Health with updates provided as circumstances develop, this includes Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Wingecarribee Shire Council.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said this morning, similar to entering and exiting Sydney, if you enter
an LGA under stay-at-home orders you must follow the rules of that LGA when you return home. In
addition, the LGAs which remain under the stay-at-home orders will be reviewed each week.
I want to stress that If you are not vaccinated – get vaccinated as soon as possible.
I understand that many people are still holding a brand preference for vaccination but this is not
ideal if it is not based on medical advice. I implore people to consult with their doctor, who may
provide you with a medical exemption and, as I understand, the Southern NSW Local Health District
are offering priority vaccination appointments to anyone with a medical exemption.
I will continue to work with the Southern NSW Local Health District for an easy and accessible
COVID-19 Vaccination Hub, as well as push the Federal Government for a greater supply of vaccines
to the Goulburn electorate.
Our community has continued to do the right thing, following the rules and getting vaccinated
when eligible and appointments are available. Our current vaccination providers are delivering an
excellent service and a local vaccination hub will support them and help to meet demand.