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30 Mar 2020
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Beachgoer increase sees 52 rescues at Umina Beach
Fishing operators say they struggle to stay viable
Peninsula fuel 50 per cent higher with crude price drop
Early end to patrols, but beaches remain open
'Character statement' may be developed for Council ward
'Resilience plan writes itself' as needs arise
Rotary president returns to home confinement
New York trip turns to nightmare
Leisure centre and theatre close as council cuts services
Bays Fair won't be held until next year
Italian festival postponed
Rotary club cancels Opera in the Arboretum
Information on government website
Chamber joins in buy-local campaign
Wicks urges residents to remain calm
Council forecasts $32.5 million deficit before virus costs
Council elections postponed 12 months
Council to tender for after hours call service
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The dire trend of planning approvals on the Peninsula
Toilet condition appalling
When the Peninsula relied on bore water
Offers to share toilet paper
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Health District 'as prepared as humanly possible'
Public health service cancels non-urgent surgery
Private hospital offers surgery to 'relieve load'
Woy Woy Hospital changes visiting hours
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Photographers and artists wanted by arboretum group
Art prize winners announced
Benefit concert postponed
Folk club cancels March concert
Theatre group reschedules plays to next year
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College campuses transition to online learning
Teachers are designing activities for home learning
School adopts Batlow as 'bushfire buddy'
Schoolwork prepared for online learning
Students take part in photography workshop
Events cancelled, postponed and proceeding
Umina launches Learning at Home portal
School attendance drops to 15 per cent
School subscribes to online learning programs
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Southern Spirit declared runners-up after washout
Women's sevens final played at Woy Woy
Netball association may face tough decisions
Woy Woy Lions activities postponed at least until May
Soccer players wait for news about season's future
Swans season deferred

Wicks urges residents to remain calm

Federal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks has urged residents to stay calm and use common sense as coronavirus restrictions are imposed.

"Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made a number of changes that will affect communities across Australia, including here on the Central Coast," Ms Wicks said.

"Several of these measures being enacted will ensure the safety of individuals and assist in slowing the spread of coronavirus within our communities.

"A common concern of many within my community is around schools.

"Schools are exempt from the new restrictions, with all schools remaining open.

"If your child is unwell, a common sense approach is encouraged to keep your children at home.

"Supermarkets will remain open and continue to receive and stock.

"It is important that people remain calm when doing their grocery shop and to not bulk purchase essential items," Ms Wicks said.

"Now is the time for us to be mindful that the advice from medical experts and the government is necessary to ensure that we protect ourselves, our loved ones and the wider community from the spread of coronavirus," she said.

"It is vital for those within the community to stay at home if feeling unwell.

"Our focus is on the health and wellbeing of Australians and their livelihoods."

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