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Concerns over public safety and the Corona virus regarding touching and sitting

Locals who frequent public facilities such as the Nelson Parade boardwalk and viewing platform in Tuross Head may be exposing themselves to extreme safety risk. Like most areas in the shire the facility has handrails and benches. Unlike many such facilities these are not taped as closed by Council as they have done with picnic facilities, playgrounds and BBQs.

A concerned local resident has written in "As we are being self isolating but allowed outside access for exercise, I have noticed heavy increases in people walking out there, now 100’s of people walking daily. The majority are keeping distance from each other but there are some that are ignoring it totally."

"The issue I see happening is that 90% of these people stand in the same 3-5 lineal metres and again just 50m up further on the timber handrail section where the views over the water are best and people handle the same piece of handrails and often sit on the same two chairs as well."

"I’m not suggesting closing the boardwalk off but at least alert people to the visual danger by perhaps taping the handrail with cautionary tape and maybe the chairs as well as has been done elsewhere around the town. "I’ve seen playgrounds and equipment have been taped off already and wondered whether or not this may have been an oversight and I whole heartedly believe that it should require urgent and immediate attention if we are trying to slow down the rate of any cross infection." IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO TOUCHED IT OR SAT ON IT BEFORE YOU THEN DONT TOUCH IT OR SIT ON IT. If you see a public facility that needs taping contact Eurobodalla Council on 44741000

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