‘Friends Bubble’ Created For Children To Allow Home Visits In Time For School Holidays

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays.

People aged 18 years and under who live in stay-at-home areas and areas of concern across NSW will be able to create a bubble of three friends and visit each other’s homes for play and activity, subject to the following conditions:

• Each child is allowed to have two designated friends come to their house. These two friends must always be the same, creating a three-person “friends bubble”;

• All people older than 18 years in all the households must be fully vaccinated;

• The friends must reside within 5km of each other or in the same LGA; and

• If parents/carers are dropping children off, they must not stay to interact with other parents or carers.

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Sarah Mitchell said this change would also benefit older students, allowing them to create a study bubble ahead of the HSC. For the latest information or to book a vaccination appointment visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Free WHS Safety Advice For Farming Businesses

The NSW Government and NSW Farmers have launched a workplace safety program providing education and advice to the agriculture industry to help reduce farm-related death, injury and disease.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innova-tion Kevin Anderson said the NSW Govern-ment has invested $2 million over four years for the Farm Safety Advisory Program to support farming businesses in developing an effective work health and safety culture and keeping workers safe.

Delivery of the program will start on Tuesday 28 September with a Harvest Ready webinar from 6-7pm and the launch of the phone call and email service.

The program’s COVID safe methods will enable one-on-one and group participation to occur through both face-to-face and online interactions as appropriate.

For more information and to register your interest, call NSW Farmers on 1300 764 000 or email nswfarmsafety@nswfarmers.org.au

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Support Group

The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group normally meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 12:30. Due to the unavailability of the facilitator, and until fur-ther notice, the group will not meet. However resources are still available on the website: recover.itmatters.com.au. SMS can be sent to 0458 698 460 but responses are only via email with a possibility of free telephone callback if necessary. Thank you and take great care.

Roadmap To Recovery Reveals Path Forward For All NSW

NSW has a clear path to follow out of the pandemic and lockdowns, with the roadmap for easing restrictions at the 80 per cent double dose target revealing a brighter future for the community.

From the Monday after NSW hits the 80 per cent (aged 16 and over) double dose vaccination target, eased restrictions will allow those who are fully vaccinated to have up to 10 people visit their home, participate in community sport, and access hospitality venues (where drinking while standing up will be allowed indoors). All premises will operate at 1 person per 4sqm indoors, and 1 person per 2sqm outdoors.

For the latest information visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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