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Please, stop flouting the rules

Please, stop flouting the rules

Posted April 02, 2020
Council Matters

Media Release: Thames Coromandel District Council

Staff at the Thames Valley Emergency Operating Centre (TVEOC) are concerned that the guidelines during lockdown continue to be flouted in their district.

“This is particularly the case around shoreline areas,” says Civil Defence Controller Garry Towler. “People are still fishing, boating, swimming, surfing, exercising far from home, or driving around for no particular reason.”

“Stay home - if you don’t need to go out, then don’t. We need people to be considerate, there are a lot of people who are abiding by the guidelines and it’s placing unnecessary added stress and worry on them to see others disregarding the guidelines to suit themselves,” says Mr Towler.

“We are all in this together and to get through this we need to work together by staying at home and in your bubble.”If you suspect a business or individual is breaching the guidelines, you can report them online here
or call the non-emergency number - 105.
Don’t ring 111 as that is for emergencies only.

• Free phone 0800 800 405 has been established for Waikato people struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household goods and services. This is available between 7am and 7pm daily, but does not replace other government helplines already in operation.

• Being in lockdown makes us experience all sorts of things: anxiety, loneliness, fear. Need to talk? Free phone or text 1737.