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19 Oct 2020
Council seeks $100M loan 'to maintain liquidity'
Government won't 'bail out' Council, says Crouch
Not clear whether Murphy was advised of financial crisis
West Ward councillor response to council financial crisis
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Heritage ferry has its engine replaced
Peninsula has highest numbers of elderly,
Wheelchair converted to multi-purpose cart
Provisional driver charged following Pearl Beach crash
Elections to be held for Ettalong Diggers
Alcohol-free zones are re-established
Construction certificate issued for three units
Application to renovate Booker Bay marina
New proposal received for Ettalong site
Water mostly good for swimming, says council report
Path to be built at Pearl Beach?
Application for two-lot subdivision
Bridge club to seek review of community centre use
Umina to host women's network meeting
Ride to Work Day ride
Raffle held in lieu of Opera in the Arboretum
Rotary club plans to start dementia cafe
Rotary members celebrate hat day
High tea at the arboretum
Raffle raises almost $3000 for Pearl Beach hall
Club hears about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Almost no rain falls
Beachgoers deserve to feel safe
Inconvenient track work
Fake traffic studies for development applications?
Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice
No reason why bridge ritual should not continue
Getting rid of states has complications
Infectious visitors 'no risk', says health chief
Meditation group to raise funds for Lifeline
Hospital encourages traditional mental health therapies
Grant improves the walk to podiatry service
Eczema sufferer takes advantage of telehealth
Donations received for children's charity
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Folk club to hold first live concert since restrictions
Koala painting donated to arboretum
Art trail was 'well received'
Art gallery returns to regular hours
College delivered football course online
Breakfast club to run four days a week
Band practice resumes
Mobile dental clinic expected at Ettalong next month
Jemma Smith to compete with Newport
Plans for 'spot' skatepark in Woy Woy or Ettalong
Lachlan helps save Port Jackson sharks
Umina United takes over-45s title
Teeball and modball players wanted
Veteran Pairs bowls finals
Disabled Surfers cancel December event

Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice

After visiting the supermarket in Umina, my casual observations confirmed that we are relying more on luck than good practice when it comes to preventing the spread of Covid-19 throughout the community.

Of the 100 or so shoppers in the store, only four of us were wearing face masks and only one of the staff.

The staff members seemed to have no regard for social distancing and appeared nonchalant as to how close to customers they stood and worked.

Very few people were practising safe distancing even at the check-out where there are prominent marks on the floor showing where customers should stand.

I estimate that perhaps four out of 10 people availed themselves of the hand cleaner supplied at the entrance and perhaps the same proportion chose to wipe down the handle of the shopping trolley they were using with the antiseptic wipes provided.

For the most part, customers wandered around the store completely oblivious to those around them and to the suggested safeguards to prevent the spread of the horrible disease.

We have been lucky on the Peninsula and the Central Coast so far with very few cases of the coronavirus but, as I say, as far as I can see it is because of pure luck and not good practice.

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