Community
On Jul 13, 2021

Boaters in lockdown zone urged to stay home

Marine Rescue NSW volunteers remain on duty, ready to save lives on the water.

They’re doing everything they can to help keep themselves and others safe and healthy during this latest COVID-19 emergency but they need the boating community’s help.

NSW Government Public Health Orders require people in Greater Sydney – including the Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour – to stay at home until at least 11.59pm on Friday, 16 July 2021, unless they have a ‘reasonable excuse’.

Under these orders, a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home to use your vessel could be:

* limited recreation (eg kayaking/sailing/paddling/fishing etc) with no more than one other person, if not from the same household;

* to get to and from work, where the work cannot reasonably be performed from home;

* to get groceries (one person only); and

* to provide assistance, care or support to an immediate member of the family.

Socialising or cruising on the water is not a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home.

So please, don’t risk your own or our volunteers’ health. Unless it’s essential, please stay home.

For more information on the current requirements for boaters, see: https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/…/covid-19…

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