Barrington Coast beaches are closed to discourage non-essential outings & reduce the spread of Covid-19 in our region.
MidCoast Council has implemented further closures to support NSW Police in their endeavours to stop non-essential outings, with all Council controlled beaches in the region closed at 11.59pm Wednesday 8 April 2020 until the end of the school holiday period.
Those beaches within national parks have also been closed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.
See the updated media release here.
The beach closures are the latest in a long list of Council managed sites and facilities that have had to be restricted to the public to help stop the spread of COVID19 locally.
Important note for MidCoast Council residents:
“Manning-Great Lakes Police District would like to remind the public that exercise is important for physical and mental health. Manning-Great Lakes Commander, Superintendent Shane Cribb wants to reassure the community that police will NOT be fining the public for exercising at these beaches. This includes walking, jogging, fishing, swimming and surfing – where people enter the water at these locations at their own risk. The important thing is that people comply with the two person rule when doing exercise, or that they only exercise with their household.”
(Published by Manning Great Lakes Area Command on Tue 7 Apr 2020 at 6.38pm)