Thames Coromandel Update with Councillor Sally Christie
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Posted August 31, 2021
Council Matters ,
Brian Gentil spoke to Thames Councillor and Chair of her district’s Emergency Management Committee Sally Christie this morning for an update on what’s been happening to prepare for a move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59 tonight. We are still in Alert Level 4 until then, and we need to stick to the rules.
Sally told Brian her role involves supporting services that need to be provided along with emergency services.
There are not too many changes between level 4 and 3, but it’s not business as usual yet, Sally stressed. It will be great to see takeaways, cafes and restaurants being able to provide deliveries and non contact service … and other businesses like builders being able to go back to work, abiding by the restrictions in place for that Alert Level.
Sally talked about people needing to get from one district to another, like Waikato Hospital, and the importance of following the process so they can get there without being turned around as there will be checkpoints between districts. You will need an exemption to travel so make sure you have the necessary paperwork with you if you have to attend hospital appointments.
“No going round to your mates for a bbq,” Sally said. Coromandel escaped a potential outbreak of COVID, which was very well done by the community.
Council is now working to plan what services may be able to resume, and which staff may be able to return to work where it is considered safe. We will provide a detailed update on this work tomorrow, along with updated information on solid waste and Refuse Transfer Station hours, Sally told Brian.
If you need any support for your wellbeing, for example you’ve been to a place of interest in relation to the outbreak and are self-isolating at home and need essential supplies, please call the Ministry of Social Development helpline 0800 559 009 or visit their website www.msd.govt.nz/
For updated information from Thames Coromandel District Council visit them online at www.tcdc.govt.nz