We recently attended a meeting with the Mayor and General Manager where this was discussed. The Mayor reported that NSW Health is ramping up their public health publicity campaign and has asked Council to support it.
NSW Health advise:
The best way to protect yourself is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene by:
- making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
- cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
- avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Self-isolation if exposed
Council consulted the Chinese community leaders and decided to proceed with planned festivities. Whilst numbers were less than expected, some of that likely due to the heat.